That's because the console subscription service gives access to several cross-play games, which can be played on a PC as well as Xbox One S or Xbox One X. But, at £7.99 per month and only a handful of compatible titles available, it hasn't really offered great value for money.
Now though, PC gamers can sign up to their own, dedicated version of Xbox Game Pass, with more than 100 games available.
Here then is everything we know about Xbox Game Pass for PC.
What is Xbox Game Pass?
Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription service that offers a library of full games to download and play on your machine without any further fees.
The list of games is curated and updated each month, with some added and some less popular titles being removed. You just need to download the ones on offer and play as much as you like - as if you bought the game outright yourself.
It has only been available for Xbox One until now, apart from a handful of cross-play games. The new PC service is exclusive to gamers running Windows 10.
Is Xbox Game Pass for PC available now?
Xbox Game Pass for PC officially launched on Sunday 9 June - the same day as the Xbox E3 2019 press conference.
You can sign up for the open beta through a dedicated webpage on Xbox.com now. It is available in the UK and US.
How much does it cost?
While the price of Xbox Game Pass for PC was quoted as $9.99 during the Xbox E3 keynote, it is listed as considerably cheaper on the official sign-up pages.
New subscribers though can get the first month for £1/$1.
If you also own an Xbox One and want to subscribe to the original Xbox Game Pass, plus Xbox Live Gold and the new Xbox Game Pass for PC, you can get all three thrown into one Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundle for £10.99 per month in the UK, $14.99 per month in the US.
However, for the first month you can sign-up to Ultimate for just £1 / $1. Check out the offer here.
What games are available as part of Xbox Game Pass for PC?
There will always be over 100 games available for the PC gaming community.
Here is the current games list (as of 9 June 2019):
- ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug X
- Antiquia Lost
- Ark: Survival Evolved
- Battle Chasers: Night War
- Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe
- Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
- Bomber Crew
- Bridge Constructor Portal
- Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons
- Book of Demons
- Crackdown 3
- Die for Valhalla!
- Disneyland Adventures
- Football Manager 2019
- Forza Horizon 4
- Full Metal Furies
- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
- Gears of War 4
- Gears 5 (coming soon)
- Guacamelee 2
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Halo: Spartan Strike
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection (coming soon)
- Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
- Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition
- Hatoful Boyfriend
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Hello Neighbor
- Hollow Knight
- Hotline Miami
- Imperator: Rome
- Into The Breach
- Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition
- Forza Horizon 4 standard Edition
- Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
- Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
- Metro Exodus
- Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
- Neon Chrome
- Old Man’s Journey
- Operencia: The Stolen Sun
- Opus Mangum
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps (coming soon)
- Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You
- Pony Island
- RiMe: Windows Edition
- Riptide GP: Renegade
- Rise of Nations: Extended Edition
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure
- Samorost 3
- Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition
- Shenmue I & II
- Silence - The Whispered World 2
- Sinner for Windows 10
- Slay The Spire
- Shoot n Merge 2048
- Smoke and Sacrifice
- Snake Pass
- State of Decay 2
- Stealth Inc 2
- SteamWorld Dig 2
- Sunset Overdrive
- Super Lucky’s Tale
- Supermarket Shriek
- Surviving Mars - First Colony Edition
- Titan Quest Anniversary Edition
- The Banner Saga
- The Banner Saga 2
- The Banner Saga 3
- The Flame In The Flood
- The Gardens Between
- The Last Door: Season 2 Collector’s Edition
- The Messenger
- The Stillness of the Wind
- The Surge
- The Turing Test
- Thimbleweed Park
- Tyranny Gold Edition
- Valkyria Chronicles
- Void Bastards
- Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
- West Of Loathing
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
- We Happy Few
- Wizard of Legend
- Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection