Microsoft lines up Xbox Game Pass for PC

Microsoft profits jump despite cloud growth slowdown

Allowing PC players to access the Games Pass library makes the Xbox One a particularly attractive option, should a time come when PC gamers feel like purchasing a home console.

During its FY19 Q1 earnings conference call, Microsoft revealed that it plans to bring Xbox Game Pass to the PC.

A full version of Microsoft's game subscription service is on its way to PC.

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There, she announced two new grants that would be awarded to Fiji universities for workshops dedicated to empowering female staff. Meghan's tour was cut short due to crowd management issues, a Kensington Palace representative told the Associated Press .

Microsoft shares have tripled since Satya Nadella became chief executive in 2014 and refocused the company on building data center software and services.

Microsoft has slowly been making Xbox more integrated with Windows, and support for Game Pass on PC is yet another example. Still, if Microsoft can wrangle some of its stunning emulation services into the mix for PC players, it might have just the right gun in its holster for the future. Pay a set fee, get a revolving selection of games to download from a vast library of assorted tastes and dip your toes into a pool of first-party release...s. The one blemish on this quarter could be Microsoft's non-pro Windows OEM numbers, which were in decline of about 5% year over year as the consumer PC market saw serious competition in the low-end, no doubt driven by the recent United States adoption of Chromebooks and other PC alternatives such as larger phones for everyday computing. For years, Microsoft has been promoting its "Play Anywhere" initiative for games that you buy once and play across PC and console, though we've run into trouble with that compatibility in practical testing.

This is fairly interesting, since the console directly contributed to an increase in games-related revenue past year. I would imagine it will be fully operable before the launch of Halo Infinite, whenever that is.

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