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June 2019 Games With Gold: Free Xbox One, Xbox 360 Games Announced

June 2019 Games With Gold: Free Xbox One, Xbox 360 Games Announced

Microsoft also made it clear that it will bring new titles to the PC version of Game Pass day-in-date with their physical release, much like the Xbox version of Game Pass.

"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". Most of its new games have remained exclusive to the Microsoft Store, which also means they're only available as Universal Windows Apps, a container used on modern Windows with a number of drawbacks for games. Announced in a blog post this morning, Microsoft is introducing Game Pass for PC but won't reveal everything until June 9th.

One of the more notable changes is that Microsoft will be bringing a selection of its games to other digital distribution platforms.

In one of the less-detailed announcements of the pre-E3 season, Microsoft this morning officially confirmed it is bringing its "all-you-can-play" Game Pass subscription service to the PC.

The company will also be offering 20 previously-unavailable games on Steam, including all three Age of Empires games, and it'll also be offering the upcoming game Gears of War 5 there.

Many gamers don't like UWP games because they're locked down, meaning players can't tweak the games and install mods - something many PC gamers are passionate about. But the former, more-established format has persisted as a favorite and Microsoft is giving the developers what they want.

Microsoft is well aware that the Microsoft Store did not become the go-to place for all things gaming or even applications. While not mentioned by name, the elephant in the room here is the Epic Games store.

As Spencer says: "When I think about the role we play as a company to support and evolve gaming on Windows, it's critical that we make decisions that reinforce the open nature of the PC".

Win32 Support on Windows 10Microsoft will be adding full support for native Win32 games on Windows 10, allowing for more player customisation with their experience and better support for developers.

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