V: Welcome Microsoft to bring XGP to Steam

Valve says it’s willing to work with Microsoft to bring PC Game Pass to Steam. i don’t think it’s something we think we need to do ourselves, to build a subscription service at this point, Valve CEO Gabe Newell told PC Gamer in a recent interview. but for their customers, it’s clearly a popular option We would be more than happy to work with them to make that happen on Steam.

Newell’s subsequent comments suggest that PC Game Pass won’t be coming to Steam any time soon, but the two companies have had discussions about the possibility. We’ve had a lot of conversations with people there about this topic, he said. If your customers want it, then you should find a way to make it happen. That’s where we’re at.

While PC Game Pass may never come to Steam, there is at least a precedent from Microsoft to follow. in the summer of 2020, publisher Electronic Arts launched EA Play, its subscription service, on Steam. It’s worth noting, as The Verge points out, that not every EA Play tier is available through the marketplace, and that Valve’s 30 percent share of sales could be a contentious issue in any negotiations between it and Microsoft. It’s worth noting that Microsoft has also expressed interest in getting Steam into the Windows 11 app store. Last June, Microsoft’s Panos Panay said Valve would be very popular in the marketplace.