Paradox Interactive has confirmed that they be participating in Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass for PC program, which will be a monthly gaming membership program similar to the console version of Xbox Game Pass. The PC specific program will offer players unlimited access to new releases and classic titles designed for PC.
While Paradox did not indicate which of their games will be coming to the PC edition of Xbox Game Pass, we can take a few guesses. It's likely the program will give PC players access to a selection of games from Paradox's stable of games that never made it to console, like Hearts of Iron IV or Imperator: Rome. The titles that got console ports will, we're sure, be included as well.
The Paradox games will indeed be included in Xbox Game Pass for PC from day one.
For a bit more about the Xbox Game Pass for PC program, here are the first details given by Microsoft themselves:
Xbox Game Pass for PC will give players unlimited access to a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10, from well-known PC game developers and publishers such as Bethesda, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Paradox Interactive, SEGA, and more. And just as we committed on the console, it is our intent to include new games from Xbox Game Studios in Xbox Game Pass for PC the same day as their global release, including titles from newly acquired studios like Obsidian and inXile. We're working with over 75 developers and publishers to bring PC content to the service and we'll ensure the library remains curated and full of great PC titles across a variety of genres, with new games added every month.
Xbox Game Pass for PC members will also receive discounts in the Microsoft Store on Windows of up to 20% on games currently in the library and up to 10% off related game DLC and add-ons.
More information on Xbox Game Pass for PC will be given at the Xbox E3 Briefing on Sunday, June 9th at 1pm PDT.