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Gears 5 highlights Xbox Game Pass 100+ PC game library

Xbox Games Pass is coming to PC (and Gears 5 with it), bringing a multitude of Xbox titles to PC with additional Microsoft games coming to Steam.


Microsoft is bringing the Xbox Game Pass to PC, and with it, Gears 5 will be making its triumphant debut.

Xbox Game Pass for PC is a service that will work similarly to the system's Xbox One version, and will offer a curated library of over 100 PC titles to choose from, including Xbox One exclusives the day they release.

The PC pass will include the same titles from Xbox Game Studios for PC the same day they release globally, including those from newly-acquired studios from Microsoft, like inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. But games aren't all people have to look forward to. Those who use Xbox Game Pass for PC will also get special Microsoft Store and Windows discounts of up to 20 percent off games in the library, as well as 10 percent off game add-ons.

The idea behind bringing Xbox Game Pass to PC was born from the idea that Microsoft is looking to give gamers more choice in where they can purchase Xbox Game Studios titles.

"Building communities across all of those players, regardless of the store or platform they’ve chosen (console or PC), is also vitally important because it helps bring players together, allows games to find their largest audience and allows gaming to deliver its true potential of uniting people around the power of play," the official Xbox announcement read.

"With that in mind, our intent is to make our Xbox Game Studios PC games available in multiple stores, including our own Microsoft Store on Windows, at their launch. We believe you should have choice in where you buy your PC games."

Microsoft plans to unveil additional details about Xbox Game Pass for PC during E3 2019, likely during its keynote presentation. As far as Gears 5 goes, it's targeting a 2019 release, though we'll likely learn more about when to expect it during the Microsoft keynote as well. It will focus on Kait Diaz this time around, giving the series its first female-led entry. 

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