Valve has introduced that it has no intentions of making a Steam Pass, however that it will help Microsoft in getting Xbox Game Pass on Steam as a substitute.
Speaking to Valve’s founder Gabe Newell, PC Gamer requested if there have been any plans for a subscription service from Valve, or if Microsoft’s Game Pass would ever seem on the platform.
“I don’t think it’s something that we think we need to do ourselves, building a subscription service at this time,” Newell mentioned. “But for their customers, it’s clearly a popular option, and we’d be more than happy to work with them to get that on Steam.”
While lots of Microsoft’s video games find yourself on Steam, Game Pass itself continues to be locked to the Microsoft Store.
However, bringing Game Pass to Steam will not be with out precedent. Last 12 months EA’s subscription service, EA Play, joined Steam and introduced with it a brand new “memberships” part to the shop web page.
“We’ve talked to people there quite a bit about that topic,” Newell mentioned. “If your customers want it, then you should figure out how to make it happen. That’s where we’re at.”
Last week, Valve added a brand new function to its Steam library that allowed gamers to test which of their video games are Steam Deck suitable. Games are given a compatibility ranking, revealing if a game is Steam Deck verified, playable (might require additional work), unsupported or untested.
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