Valve Is Open to Helping Microsoft Bring PC Game Pass to Steam

CEO Gabe Newell says the company has no plans for its own subscription service.

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With the massive popularity of PC Game Pass, Valve says it’s open to helping Microsoft bring the feature over onto Steam.

Speaking about the company’s own video game storefront with PC Gamer, Valve CEO Gabe Newell revealed that the digital distributor has no plans to create a subscription service for now, but that it would be happy to work with Microsoft to incorporate its PC Game Pass. “I don’t think it’s something that we think we need to do ourselves, building a subscription service at this time,” Newell explained. “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.”

In fact, there have already been talks between the two gaming giants, but Newell shared no concrete plans to secure the partnership just yet. “We’ve talked to people there quite a bit about that topic,” he added. “If your customers want it, then you should figure out how to make it happen. That’s where we’re at.”

Unfortunately, even if PC Game Pass does join Steam, Steam Deck owners will still not be able to run those games in the beginning, with the device operating only on Linux. The good news is that Valve and AMD are currently working on driver compatibility for Windows, so those who install the second operating system might be able to tap in PC Game Pass after all.

Elsewhere in gaming, GRID Legends has arrived with a fresh story mode and cross-platform multiplayer.

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