During an interview with Gamereactor, Spencer noted that there might be some differences regarding release timing. We assume PC versions of some next-gen Xbox games might launch a bit later than their console counterparts but that will be just about the only inconvenience we’ll have to deal with.
Spencer goes on to state that all first-party Xbox games will be coming to both Steam and the Microsoft Store. That’s absolutely fantastic news for PC gamers, because, speaking from experience, the Microsoft Store is incredibly frustrating to work with.
The file system is heavily locked down, and finding something as simple as an .exe or configuration file can be a nuisance. Steam has its fair share of problems, but accessing your games’ files is not one of them.
This news should also make a PC gamer’s choice between the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S a simpler one. Unless you absolutely must play every first-party Xbox exclusive on release day. The choice is ultimately yours.