So with the previous announcement of Xbox Game Pass coming to PC, a lot of gamers were left wondering what studios would be working with Microsoft on this new expansion. After all, Microsoft touted dozens of partners being lined up to join the roster, offering 100+ games for PC fans to gain access to for one low monthly fee.
Now, Paradox Interactive has announced that they’re bringing some of their more popular franchises to the service. The announcement was made via a blog post on the Paradox site. Here’s the rundown from Paradox:
Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of games for worldwide audiences, today announced their participation in Xbox Game Pass for PC, an upcoming monthly gaming membership program from Microsoft. Xbox Game Pass for PC will offer unlimited access to new releases and classic titles on PC for members, including a selection of games from Paradox Interactive.
Cities: Skylines and Stellaris both have console ports on the Xbox One, with the former already being a member of the roster on the OG Game Pass service. So this progression seemed very natural for everyone involved. The partnership will bring select Paradox titles, both newly launched and already established, to the Xbox Game Pass system. No details yet on what games will be included though.
Xbox Game Pass has been an integral part of the Xbox ecosystem since it’s launch two years ago. Speaking of that, did you know that the service celebrated it’s two year anniversary today? TIL. Since that launch, the service has allowed millions of gamers to have on-demand access to an ever-evolving library of more than 200 games on the Xbox One. And with the launch of the PC side of things, Microsoft has committed to bringing their games to PC in an entirely new way.
Microsoft has even pledged to bring their first-party titles to new storefronts like Steam and the Epic Games Store. Gone are the days of Games for Windows Live when invasive DRM and crappy integration poisoned PC gaming.