Xbox Game Pass could be coming to Steam, according to industry YouTuber Tyler McVicker.
McVicker used to go by the name of “Valve News Network” on YouTube before the creator rebranded his channel. The YouTuber now covers more than just Valve-related news, which includes commentary and insider information from across the industry.
McVicker’s latest disclosure was provided during a Q&A, where he revealed that Valve is apparently trying to get Xbox Game Pass to come to Steam.
Of course, none of this information has been confirmed by either Valve or Microsoft. While Phil Spencer has expressed wanting to get Game Pass onto as many platforms as possible in the past, supporting platforms must also have access to Xbox Live Gold.
Microsoft has also become one of Steam’s main competitors, thanks to Game Pass for PC and its digital storefront. While some sort of Valve/Microsoft partnership is entirely possible, it seems unlikely given the competitive nature of the two companies.
While McVicker’s claims lack any named sources, the insider has been a reliable leaker in the past. McVicker previously leaked news of Half-Life: Alyx before its announcement, which gave his channel a huge boost.
Previously, McVicker also revealed information on numerous upcoming titles, including a sequel to Fallout: New Vegas. The creator’s previous leaks also include confirmation of a Nintendo “Super Switch” and a potential release date for The Elder Scrolls 6.
While a potential partnership could be on the cards, you should probably take the rumour with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, it’ll be interesting to see how Valve and Microsoft’s relationship develops, as the companies could either embrace their potential collaboration or become fiercely competitive with each other.
Either way, consumers are sure to benefit from both companies going above and beyond to win over PC gamers.
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