Previously, Microsoft has included Xbox in the name of all its services. Despite offering both Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for PC players, it can sound confusing for new players and subscribers. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, for instance, offers access to both Xbox and PC game libraries along with Xbox Live Gold but the name does not necessarily suggest that PC gamers get anything out of it.
Now, it will simply be called PC Game Pass. Even the Twitter account devoted to Xbox Game Pass for PC is delighted, renaming itself to PC Game Pass. It declared “we heard a rumor that we’re changing our logo and name. The rumor is true”. Because, yes, there’s a new logo involved too.
We heard a rumor that we’re changing our logo and name. the rumor is true
— PC Game Pass (@XboxGamePassPC) December 10, 2021
PC Game Pass will continue to work like Xbox Game Pass for PC worked before. Microsoft also used the time of its announcement at The Games Awards to list some upcoming games coming to the service on day one.
These include –
- Total War: WARHAMMER III
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
- Atomic Heart
- Slime Rancher 2
- A Plague Tale: Requiem
- Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator
- Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising
More games are also due for arrival in the future but not on day one. These are Sniper Elite 5, Pigeon Simulator, Trek to Yomi, and an unannounced game from Hugecalf Studios. The unannounced game looks to be a golf game with a difference according to the Hugecalf Studios site.