Valve glad to assist Microsoft introduce PC Game Pass to Steam
Gabe Newell, the CEO of Valve, is open to the possibility of Microsoft offering its PC Game Pass service on Steam. In an interview with PC Gamer, Valve CEO Gabe Newell stated that the company has no intentions to create a competitor to Xbox Game Pass, but that the company would be pleased to collaborate with Microsoft to bring PC Game Pass to Steam.
One potential stumbling block could be Valve’s 30 percent portion of software purchases made through the Steam platform. Valve reduces this to 20 percent for sales above $50 million, but it’s unclear how it will regard subscription services such as PC Game Pass, which is currently unavailable. In 2020, EA Play was made available on Steam, but just the bare-bones membership is available, while EA Play Pro is still only available through EA’s Origin launcher.