Everspace will be first title in this initiative.
Following its success on the Xbox One, Microsoft has announced at Gamescom that its early access-like Xbox Game Preview program would be coming to Windows 10 as well. Everspace will be the first game available in this capacity with many more to be added in the coming days.
ID@Xbox director Chris Charla stated that, “I’m super happy that we’re enabling PC gamers to preview and purchase work-in-progress digital titles, participate in the development process and help developers make Windows 10 games the best they can be. We’ll have lots more games to talk about in Game Preview for Windows 10 soon.”
Charla also noted that there are “way more than 1,000” ID@Xbox titles in development for both Xbox One and Windows 10. He also pointed to some of the multi-million sellers like ARK: Survival Evolved which managed to sell 1.5 million units through the Game Preview.
“I know I speak for the entire ID@Xbox team when I say getting to work with the independent developers in our program is a huge privilege. Being in contact with so many great creators on a daily basis is both energizing and hugely inspirational. We always know we have more to do, but we are super motivated to keep helping developers deliver great games!”
Competition for Steam Early Access should be interesting but will it spur interest in Windows 10 gaming? Let us know what you think in the comments.