Game Pass is definitely turning heads. While Microsoft’s flagship service is gaining in popularity, Valve has just made a first call to the American giant…
Indeed, Valve would be interested in the idea of seeing the Game Pass land on Steam… A real possibility?
While the rumors around Sony’s Project Spartacus are intensifying, Valve’s CEO Gabe Newell gave an interview to the PC Gamer site during which he confided about online subscription services. While he says he’s not interested in launching his own service, he’s not closing the door on the idea of hosting PC Game Pass directly on his launcher, Steam. Here’s what he says:
I don’t think it’s something that we think we need to do ourselves, building a subscription service at this time. But for their customers it’s clearly a popular option, and we’d be more than happy to work with them to get that on Steam.
Gabe Newell says he’s already talked to Microsoft about this and believes that if there’s a need for it among users, there’s a need to think about how to make it happen. And obviously, with the release of the Steam Deck, Valve’s brand new portable console, the question of a Game Pass integrated directly into Steam has all the more reason to be raised. For his part, Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft’s gaming division, has already expressed his interest in the Steam Deck. This gives us a glimpse of a first hope of realization, although nothing has been decided yet.