Xbox Game Pass Subscribers Will Be Able to Enjoy Play Anywhere Games on PC as Well

Xbox Game Pass is a service for Xbox One owners, but Aaron Greenberg confirms that members will be able to enjoy Play Anywhere titles on Windows 10.

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GamesMaster198259d ago

Very nice i can now play the 1 or 2 xbox games i wanted to try this year on my PC for only £7.99 then cancel when finished them, it's a win win for me and every other pc owner.

TankCrossing59d ago (Edited 59d ago )

Exactly. Even the fringe benefits of the service are enough to justify the price. That speaks volumes about how good the game pass is for Xbox owners, where so many more games are included in the same price.

Hopefully the PC offering will grow over time as well.

JaguarEvolved59d ago

The next step is to get all the Xbox games on steam

uptownsoul59d ago (Edited 59d ago )

Wait...Am I missing something?

Aren't 100% of all future Microsoft's published AAAs gonna be Play-Anywhere???

If that's the case, then you don't even need an Xbox to play Xbox's 2018 AAA exclusive line-up for $10

TankCrossing59d ago

Uptownsoul, that's true about all Microsoft's future releases. However, the Game Pass also includes about 100 other games (at a time) that are not crossbuy, which is a big chunk of extra value for people with the console.

slavish059d ago

I know you r stealth trolling but from a business perspective they r now seeing revenue from a user they normal couldn't account for which is a huge win for xboxs future. Growing/ expanding revenue sources is the point 😂

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jukins58d ago

Slavish you don't think revenue will drop when a large chunk of people who typically buy Forza halo gears or any other Xbox exclusive see they can play all those for $10 a month instead of $60 a pop

slavish058d ago

@Jukins: so you have options now! I know a lot of people that refuse digital or refuse subscriptions. They want to own. Options are good. This is a win for consumer period.

Sonic_Vs_Mario59d ago

State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, Halo 6, Ori and the wills of wisps, Age of Empire Remastered 1,2,3, Age of Empire 4, Forza Horizon 4 etc. seems like there's more than 2 games releasing in 2018

AspiringProGenji59d ago

Most AoE games are remastered already. Halo 6 this year is unlikely

ninsigma58d ago

Ori isn't an Xbox game. It's coming to steam.

GamesMaster198258d ago

I said the 1 to 2 Microsoft games that i want to play. I have no interest in Driving and shooters. State Of Decay 2 and maybe Sea Of Thieves are the only 2 that interest me so far.

Persian_Immortal58d ago

Even better make a new email address get the two weeks trial and cancel it towards end of term, rinse and repeat MS gets $0 gamers win.

nibblo58d ago (Edited 58d ago )

The way I understood it was you have to have an Xbox to subscribe to Game Pass, then you can also play the game on PC if it supports play anywhere. In other words this won't work for any other PC owner only ones who own an Xbox and are willing to go through the Xbox store. Maybe I misunderstood but that is how I read it.
EDIT: Found this on the PC games site
"Because of this confusion, we reached out to Microsoft for comment. "The Xbox One and PC icons appear on the Xbox Game Pass description page because you can redeem on console, web and PC, however, Xbox Game Pass is only available on Xbox One consoles,” said a Microsoft spokesperson"

GamesMaster198258d ago (Edited 58d ago )

No you defiantly don't need a xbox. At the moment though only Gears Of War 4 and Recore are playable on PC through gamepass, yes if you also have a X1 you get access to the other 100+. But as of now every Microsoft 1st party game will be playanywhere and playable from PC in gamepass once they release. You can even sign up to the gamepass and download from your xbox account on PC. Aaron Greenberg has confirmed this on twitter also.

nibblo58d ago

I didn't read that in the twitter link provided only that FP games were to be added and that they would be play anywhere. Their official site states it plainly that it only works on Xbox One consoles so if you are right MS needs to change their info.

jon3sy958d ago

im pretty sure you have to have xbox live to purchase the game pass

GamesMaster198257d ago

I can 100% confirm you don't need a X1 console i have joined the 2 week free trial gamepass by my xbox account on PC i don't own a X1 since 2 years ago. I am now downloading Gears of War 4 on my PC from the gamepass as we speak. Granted at the moment the only 2 games available to play via PC are Recore and Gears Of War 4 but as and when all the new X1 play anywhere titles arrive on the pass they will be playable also. So for the moment only the 2 games. But when the rest release if your PC can handle them like mine then there is absolutely no need for the X1 console at all.

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PhoenixUp59d ago

Microsoft is using all their advantages

TankCrossing59d ago (Edited 59d ago )

Niiiice. It already works, but I think this is the first time they've given an official position on it.

XiNatsuDragnel59d ago

Good no need for Xbox definitely

343_Guilty_Spark58d ago

Yeah just buy a $1000 PC rig and send your money to Microsoft so they can bolster Xbox even more for console users. Thanks!

Unreal0158d ago (Edited 58d ago )

How's that bolstering going for you so far?

343_Guilty_Spark58d ago


I have a lot of games to play

ZeroX987658d ago (Edited 58d ago )

Already have a good PC for working purposes and gaming also. 10$ to complete a just launched single player game, complete it to never pay again for it? without having to buy an Xbox?
Sounds like an awesome deal to me :D Windows is way more important than Xbox anyway, only make sense they would bring their exclusives to Windows also. More revenue, more exclusives coming up!

I'll probably buy Halo 6 via Play Anywhere on PC though, and the next Forza Horizon. Multiplayer games are the ones which purchasing the title would be better, depending on how much time you play it.
I just hope they're not aiming for more MT/LootBoxes/DLCs/Season Pass to compensate. I seriously doubt they'll go this route.

Sonic_Vs_Mario58d ago

How do you meant to play Xbox exclusives on PC if there's no Xbox? You need an Xbox account to play Xbox games on Windows 10 and Xbox One. Xbox is a service

Razzer58d ago

How to sign in to the Xbox app on Windows 10

"If you don't have an Xbox Live account associated with the Microsoft account you used to sign in to Windows 10, the system will auto-generate a new gamertag for you. Upon acceptance, an Xbox profile, including gamertag, will be automatically assigned to your email. You can change your gamertag for free within the first 30 days."

Sonic_Vs_Mario58d ago (Edited 58d ago )


You've just proven my point

Razzer58d ago (Edited 58d ago )

Actually, no. I answered your question:

"How do you meant to play Xbox exclusives on PC if there's no Xbox?"

You don't have to have an existing Xbox account to create one in Windows 10.

ZeroX987658d ago

Well you just need a "Microsoft account" and create an Xbox gamertag with it. You do need some kind of connection to the Xbox Platform, but at the core it's a microsoft account. Sounds better this way anyway, Windows is a way bigger platform overall than Xbox is.

jon3sy958d ago

You cant buy game pass without an xbox live subscription so more $$$ for microsoft

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nibblo58d ago

It's only available on the Xbox One consoles not PC. This has been confirmed by MS:

From PC Games:
Because of this confusion, we reached out to Microsoft for comment. "The Xbox One and PC icons appear on the Xbox Game Pass description page because you can redeem on console, web and PC, however, Xbox Game Pass is only available on Xbox One consoles,” said a Microsoft spokesperson

Razzer59d ago

Yep. Glad they made it official.

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