The time has finally come and the players start to get Valves New Steam Deck in the hands, an impressive portable console that allows you to play many of the extensive Steam library of PC games on the way. But what if players could also access their Xbox Game Pass- and PC Game Pass titles via Steam – and the new device from Valve – It may sound a bit unlikely, but in an interview with PC Game Game Valve President Gabe Newell announced that he would like to bring the popular subscription service from Microsoft to Steam and the Steam Deck.
Valve may avoid it “to build a subscription service itself,” but Newell has informed that talks already have taken place with Microsoft, and acknowledges that these types of subscription services are “clearly a popular option” for customers.
It looks like the conversations have not brought anything yet, but with the way of thinking “If their players want it, they should find out how they can realize it,” it is clear that Newell is ready to continue these conversations. There is nothing else from the table.
First-Provider Microsoft games were not always available on Steam, but since mid-2019, they appear in Valves Digital Storefront – as Microsoft announced his intention to make his games available in several storefronts. After that, 2020 EA Play, a Game Pass integrated subscription service, was added to Steam. In addition, Bethesda – a company owned by Microsoft – has just announced that it has its own PC gaming launcher in favor of falling to add its games to Steam instead.
There are clearly discussions about the possibility that Game Pass comes to Steam, but that does not mean that it would be a slight undertaking for both companies. The fact that Newell has declared that Valve would be “more than happy to work with him [Microsoft]” Game Pass on Steam is undoubtedly a welcome news for players who want to get the most out of their new console.
About the subscription service of Microsoft offers so many games, and this Xbox Game passport list is growing every month. Since Steam is the point of contact for PC games despite the strong offer in the EPIC Games Store, we could see that Valve is able to expand its monopoly on the market with the addition of Game Pass? Only the time will show it, but do not count it yet.