Microsoft will release some future PC games on Steam
Microsoft's Xbox leader Phil Spencer says the company plans to keep releasing some of its PC games on Valve's Steam service. It also will continue to expand the number of games on the Windows Store as well.
As part of E3 2016, Microsoft announced Xbox Play Anywhere, which will allow gamers to buy many of Microsoft's first-party titles for the Xbox One and to get the Windows 10 version of that same game for free from the Windows Store, and vice-versa. Many of those games will also support cross-play multiplayer between the two platforms. However, the biggest PC games store continues to be Steam.
In a chat on the Giant Bomb livestream (via GameSpot) Spencer says that Microsoft is not going to abandon Steam in terms of publishing games:
Spencer did not reveal which future PC games might be coming to Steam. At the same time, Spencer admitted that some of its own PC game launches in the Windows Store have not been received as well as others:
Ultimately, Spencer believes having both Steam and Windows Store as places for PC gamers to get the latest titles is a good thing:
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