Steam has no plans for a subscription service but is open to Game Pass
Valve would work with Microsoft to bring the popular gaming service to the Steam Deck.
As of right now, it doesn’t look like it. In an interview about the
“I don’t think it’s something that we think we need to do ourselves, building a subscription service at this time,” Newell said. “But for their (Microsoft’s) customers, it’s clearly a popular option, and we’d be more than happy to work with them to get that on Steam.”
Microsoft’s Game Pass has become an incredibly popular subscription service over the past few years. The service is available on both Xbox and PC. And, it offers access to hundreds of games to play for a monthly recurring fee.
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It would definitely be exciting to see the Game Pass subscription service make its way to the Steam Deck. But that could be pretty complicated. The
The two companies would have to spend a lot of time working together to make sure Game Pass games worked correctly on the Steam Deck.
Still, it’s something that we could see in the future. The Steam Deck still has a lot of growing to do, even if it’s not adding its own subscription service. And adding Game Pass might be much easier to accomplish after Valve optimizes the
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