Could Gears of War 4, Quantum Break, and Halo Wars 2 be coming to Steam? We already know that the Xbox One?s full roster of titles will be making their way onto PC via the Windows 10 store, but Microsoft?s Phil Spencer said that the company is also looking to release future games on Steam as well.
Xbox Games Will be On Steam
In an interview on Giant Bomb?s E3 Livestream, Spencer, the head of the Xbox brand, spoke about Microsoft?s efforts in the PC market, a space currently dominated by Valve?s ever-present platform.
“I look at Steam today, it’s on an incredible growth trajectory. It’s a massive force in gaming; a positive force. I think it will be bigger a year from now than it is today. And five years later it will still be bigger again,” he said. “I look at Valve as an important [independent software vendor] for us on Windows. They are a critical part of gaming’s success on Windows. I don’t think Valve’s hurt by not having our first-party games in their store right now. They’re doing incredible well. We will ship games on Steam again.”
Microsoft is trying hard to establish a foothold with PC gamers. At E3 it announced that all its future first-party exclusives would have cross-play functionality between Xbox Consoles and Windows 10 powered PCs. Previously console only franchises like Gears and Forza are now accessible to PC gamers, while future Xbox One exclusives like Sea of Thieves, Recore, and Scalebound are all confirmed to be coming as well.
Despite the Steam proclamation, Spencer says he is still committed to growing the Windows Store brand as well. “I want to build a store; there’s no doubt about that.”
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