The reason they changed the name of Xbox Game Pass for PC

Xbox Game Pass for PC recently changed its name, and Microsoft CEO Jason Beaumont explains (jokingly) why.

Xbox Game Pass is one of the best video game services available on the market, which you can subscribe to at Xbox consoles and PC to enjoy a huge catalog of titles.

This subscription service is available for different systems, and recently Microsoft announced a name change for Xbox Game Pass for PC. Why? We explain it to you.

Now known as PC Game Pass, this service is available separately or as part of the Ultimate mode. You’ll be able to play great Microsoft exclusives, classic games from their studios, indies, and much more.

The name of PC Game Pass hides a good reason, and the directive Jason Beaumont has explained it in an interview with ROG Global. Now we know why is this change coming (although we could imagine it).

Beaumont admits that, from the beginning, They always called the PC Game Pass service from inside doors. He assures that they changed the name because it led to confusion for many users.

This manager confirms that many believed they needed an Xbox to subscribe to the service, and that, in addition, sometimes people did not differentiate both services.

It is the same catalog of games. It’s always a sign when everyone says something internally with a name, but then externally, you’re calling it with a different name (laughing). Finally, someone said, ‘Why don’t we call it that?”.

We already know that Microsoft finally opted for the most logical decision, announcing the name change during the 2021 Game Awards.

We had this user confusion, so it was like, let’s just change the name. Let’s keep it simple. PC Game Pass is”.

Although to a lesser extent, the claim that Microsoft already called it PC Game Pass since before it is something that we did not know. The same goes for the possibility that GTA 3 was exclusive to Xbox, for example.

If you are subscribed to Xbox / PC Game Pass, You will be interested to know that games like Mass Effect Legendary Edition or Spelunky 2 will arrive in the service in the next few days. You can play these titles (and many more) by paying the monthly fee, at no additional cost.

This article was published in Hobby Consolas by Ángel Morán Santiago.

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