Microsoft Pledges To Add Improvements To Xbox Game Pass For PC Later This Year


Posted on April 29, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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For the overall consensus that is for Xbox Game Pass, the service continues to prove to be a large driver for those entering the Xbox platform in some capacity. While it might not be on console, PC or even xCloud now is a large pusher for more players to join. This month, it was reported that now more than 23 million are to be actively subscribed to the monthly service.

However, Xbox Game Pass for PC is still in its infancy over its console counterpart. But, Microsoft is planning to do more with the service as it bring it to now new lengths. For one, the service could be making its way to Steam. In one report, Valve is heavily pushing to bring Xbox Game Pass for PC to its storefront as of recently.

But the overall experience is told to be improved upon and will show results later on this year as insisted by the Xbox company in a statement on Thursday.

We know that we still have a lot of work to do, but based on the response from both PC gamers and PC game developers, we think that we’re headed in the right direction for this community with the investments we’re making.

We have never been in a better position as an organization to deliver for PC gamers, with Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda developing content for both PC and Xbox, the Windows and DirectX teams creating technologies that empower developers and provide PC players with features that specifically take advantage of PC hardware, Xbox Game Pass for PC featuring games for every type of PC gamer with Xbox Game Studio games coming on day one, and the ongoing evolution of the Xbox app and Xbox Game Bar.

We’ll continue listening to the community to ensure we’re delivering on our promises, and respecting how players choose to play. This is especially true as we head into the second half of 2021, when our work across the entire PC ecosystem has the potential to come together in a way that propels the industry forward and brings great games to more gamers around the world.

Matt Booty, Head of Xbox Game Studios

“We regularly work on features and functionality that improves and/or allows for a more customized experience like Xbox Game Bar,” the post asserts. “We’re also bringing more quality-of-life improvements to PC gamers, including improved install reliability and faster download speeds over the next few months.”

On PC already, Microsoft has worked with third-party teams to incorporate a better, overall experience with its Xbox Game Bar. In that, Microsoft teamed up with Razer & XSplit to incorporate supported widgets for the tool bar. The additions help make navigating settings when playing on its Windows 10 platform with less luggage to bear.

As for how the Xbox firm is bettering the ecosystem that also benefits the developers that release its titles on the platform, Microsoft revealed to be increasing the purchase cut for studios from 70% to 88%. You can read the full report by heading here.

What improvements are you hoping to witness from Microsoft for Xbox Game Pass on PC later this year?

Source: Xbox Wire

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