Gabe Newell Open To Working With Microsoft To Bring Game Pass To Steam
Valve boss Gabe Newell has commented on the possibility of bringing the Microsoft Game Pass service to Steam, saying there is a chance. Speaking with pc gamer, Newell said that Valve is unlikely to create a similar service of its own – like “Steam Pass” – but working with Microsoft to bring Game Pass to Steam could be something Valve might consider. “I don’t think that’s what we think we need to do ourselves, building a subscription service at this time,” Newell said. “But it’s clearly a popular option for their customers and we’d be more than happy to work with them to get it on Steam.”
Valve has a history of supporting subscription programs on Steam, and EA’s own EA Play offering appeared on Steam back in 2020.
Game Pass is Microsoft’s subscription-based offering that gives subscribers access to a growing catalog of games at a single price. There’s Game Pass for PC gaming and Xbox Game Pass for console gaming. Subscribers can access both through Game Pass Ultimate. As March approaches, we expect Microsoft to officially announce new additions to the catalog very soon, so stay tuned.
And in other Valve/Steam news, the company has just launched Steam Deck – check out GameSpot’s Steam Deck Review for more details.