“King” Gabe, founding father of Valve and Steam, said he was more than interested in seeing Xbox Game Pass arrive on his platform.
Steam is certainly an essential platform for PC gamers, at the start of 2022, it even reached a record with almost 28 million users connected simultaneously. A largely satisfactory success, on which Gabe Newell does not intend to surf more with any other service, althoughhe would see himself setting up a partnership with an already well-established player, Microsoft.
Soon the Game Pass on Steam?
During an interview, the man said that if he did not want to do a subscription service, such as Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass or Sony’s future Project Spartacus, on the other hand, he would not be against a partnership with the American giant.
I don’t think a service like this is something we’re thinking of doing ourselves at the moment. But for their customers [à Microsoft]this is clearly a popular option, and we’d be more than happy to work with them to get it up and running on Steam
On-demand video game services are on the rise and are working pretty well for Microsoft, by the way. Enough in any case for the competition to also want to bite off a market share, as sony or to a lesser extent Netflix which is seriously considering it. The fact that Gabe would see such an external service coming to Steam is not insignificant either.
We could even dream of an even stronger partnership between the two entities with, why not, the arrival of apps like Half Life, Left 4 Dead or Counter Strike in Game Pass PC. For its part, Microsoft has not yet said anything about it, but it wouldn’t be surprising if discussions ended up taking place, if they hadn’t already.
In the meantime, Gabe will provide his Steam catalog to Tesla cars soon.