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Microsoft is bringing more games to Steam, says 'We believe you should have choice in where you buy your PC games'

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  1. Apos
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    I think it means that Ori and the Will of the Wisps will likely be on Steam?

    I think it means that Ori and the Will of the Wisps will likely be on Steam?

    4 votes
  2. [2]
    tindall
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    But not, of course, where you play them.

    But not, of course, where you play them.

    3 votes
    1. lionirdeadman
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      It might be playable in Proton, who knows?

      It might be playable in Proton, who knows?

      4 votes
  3. [7]
    Capn_HAXX
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    I'm not sure how allowing Steam to have virtually a monopoly on PC games gives gamers choice.

    I'm not sure how allowing Steam to have virtually a monopoly on PC games gives gamers choice.

    2 votes
    1. [6]
      lionirdeadman
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      Well, it's better to choose between Steam and the Windows store than being forced to use the Windows store, isn't it?

      Well, it's better to choose between Steam and the Windows store than being forced to use the Windows store, isn't it?

      10 votes
      1. [5]
        Capn_HAXX
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        I'm not so sure tbh. Exclusives may not be the answer but essentially giving up and moving to Steam isn't good for consumers either.

        I'm not so sure tbh. Exclusives may not be the answer but essentially giving up and moving to Steam isn't good for consumers either.

        2 votes
        1. [3]
          zlsa
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          The games will also be available on the Windows store. I don't see how distributing the game on a different marketplace could ever be bad for consumers.

          The games will also be available on the Windows store. I don't see how distributing the game on a different marketplace could ever be bad for consumers.

          12 votes
          1. [2]
            Capn_HAXX
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            I may be too hard on Steam but I truly believe when Microsoft moving from Windows store to just Steam, makes the game essentially a Steam exclusive. As the other said, it would be better if...

            I may be too hard on Steam but I truly believe when Microsoft moving from Windows store to just Steam, makes the game essentially a Steam exclusive. As the other said, it would be better if Microsoft brought the games to other platforms like GOG.

            2 votes
            1. hamstergeddon
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              I personally think you might be being a little hard on Steam, but I still agree. I think their actions would line up better with their words if they distributed their games via GOG, epic, and any...

              I personally think you might be being a little hard on Steam, but I still agree. I think their actions would line up better with their words if they distributed their games via GOG, epic, and any other publisher-agnostic stores.

              1 vote
        2. lionirdeadman
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          I think Steam is a good first step for Microsoft but yes, it'd be better if they went ahead and on other stores (except EGS) like Itch.io and GOG.

          I think Steam is a good first step for Microsoft but yes, it'd be better if they went ahead and on other stores (except EGS) like Itch.io and GOG.

          6 votes
  4. [4]
    moocow1452
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    The lead is being buried with Game Pass coming to PC, but I guess more Xbox games on more stores is always nice.

    The lead is being buried with Game Pass coming to PC, but I guess more Xbox games on more stores is always nice.

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      Deimos
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      I'm pretty confused about that whole thing, because Game Pass has already been available on PC for a very long time. Tons of people were using it to play Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 4.

      I'm pretty confused about that whole thing, because Game Pass has already been available on PC for a very long time. Tons of people were using it to play Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 4.

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        moocow1452
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        According to the Xblog, So they are either porting all of these games from Xbox to Windows, or porting Xbox tools that can run these games to Windows...

        According to the Xblog,

        Xbox Game Pass for PC will give players unlimited access to a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10, from well-known PC game developers and publishers such as Bethesda, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Paradox Interactive, SEGA, and more. And just as we committed on the console, it is our intent to include new games from Xbox Game Studios in Xbox Game Pass for PC the same day as their global release, including titles from newly acquired studios like Obsidian and inXile. We’re working with over 75 developers and publishers to bring PC content to the service and we’ll ensure the library remains curated and full of great PC titles across a variety of genres, with new games added every month.

        So they are either porting all of these games from Xbox to Windows, or porting Xbox tools that can run these games to Windows...

        1. Deimos
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          It doesn't say that they're xbox-exclusive games, it could just be games that are already available for PC. A lot of the Xbox Game Studios games are already on PC, like the ones I mentioned: Sea...

          It doesn't say that they're xbox-exclusive games, it could just be games that are already available for PC. A lot of the Xbox Game Studios games are already on PC, like the ones I mentioned: Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 4.