Valve is set to partner with Microsoft to bring Game Pass to the new Steam Deck.
In an interview with Gamer on PCGabe Newell was asked about the possibility of creating a subscription service like Microsoft’s Game Pass on Steam Deck, and his response was that “I don’t think it’s something we thought we should do, create a service subscription now”.
Without hesitation, he added that “for Microsoft consumers, this is clearly a popular option, and we’ll be more than happy to work with them to bring it to Steam.”
Currently, Microsoft’s Game Pass service can only be used through a PC’s own app, not through Steam. Without hesitation, we saw that the Redmond company released its first-party titles on Valve’s digital distribution platform, and last week we saw that Bethesda (owned by Microsoft) announced the closure of its own launcher to migrate everything content on Steam.
This weekend we published an interview with Gabe Newell which offers more details on the future of Steam Deck, and this morning we were also able to read our review of the machine, which explains to us from a hardware point of view that ‘it probably really exceeded all the expectations we had in it’, except that ‘there were still things to improve on the software level’.