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Xbox head Phil Spencer shares approach to PC gaming

Written By published May 30, 2019

PC desktop, tower with Xbox Game Pass displayed on monitor

In a blog post on Xbox Wire, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, shares share steps Microsoft is taking to contribute to the thriving PC gaming ecosystem: introducing Xbox Game Pass designed for PC players and making Xbox Game Studios PC games available in multiple stores (including Microsoft Store on Windows) at their launch.

Xbox Game Pass for PC will give players unlimited access to a curated library of more than 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10. Microsoft is working with over 75 developers and publishers to bring PC content to the service. Xbox Game Pass for PC members will also receive discounts in the Microsoft Store on Windows of up to 20% on games currently in the library and up to 10% off related game DLC and add-ons.

“We want to bring players together to create a shared player community regardless of where they play, so it’s our intent that new Xbox Game Studios titles include features such as voice and text chat, LFG, friends lists and cross-play across PC and console,” Spencer writes. “On Windows 10 you’ll find this functionality in the Xbox Game Bar, which we’ll continue to evolve and expand.”

Another step Spencer mentioned: enabling full support for native Win32 games to the Microsoft Store on Windows, which will unlock more options for developers and gamers.

Get all the details in Spencer’s post on Xbox Wire.