Insider Believes Next-Gen Xbox Console Will Support Steam

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Steam Could Change Xbox Forever!

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  • An insider believes Steam will 100% be part of the next Xbox.
  • In the past, Phil Spencer has shown interest in bringing third-party storefronts like Epic Games Store and Steam to the consoles.
  • This move would effectively give Xbox users access to PlayStation’s library on their console.

Steam is the biggest launcher for PC. Its massive fanbase prevents any other launcher from gaining popularity on the PC platform, while Valve’s incredible services keep fans satisfied.

This launcher offers everything a gamer wants, making it a fan favorite. While this launcher is currently limited to PC, Microsoft may be planning to bring Steam to the next Xbox.

Why it matters: Having Steam on a console could be a game changer since it would open the ecosystem further in multiple ways.

The Next-Gen Xbox Is Targeting a 2026 Release Window

The discussion started amid potential talks of Microsoft purchasing Valve for $16 billion. While this is unlikely to happen since Valve generates about $1 billion yearly from CS cases alone, insider Jez Corden added his two cents to the discussion.

He believes Steam will already be part of the next generation of Xbox consoles.

“100% Steam is on the next Xbox.”

-Jez Corden

One benefit of this move for Microsoft would be access to all of Steam’s library for Xbox users. For instance, through this move, every PlayStation Studios game on PC, including the successful Ghost of Tsushima, would become playable on Microsoft hardware.

However, it could also prove detrimental to Xbox’s ecosystem due to better pricing and promotions on Steam.

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Interestingly, Phil Spencer has already shown interest in bringing various storefronts to Xbox. Therefore, Steam might not be the only launcher introduced to the next generation of Xbox.

Xbox’s next console is said to be targeting a 2026 release. The gaming giant is also said to be working on a handheld, making the future quite exciting. If true, adding Steam could become a major selling point for Microsoft’s gaming hardware, giving it a key edge over the competition.

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