How to get Xbox Game Pass on Steam Deck

Xbox Game Pass is a very popular subscription service that allows anyone with a Microsoft account and an extra $15 each month to access a huge set of games. What makes Game Pass so appealing to many fans is that they can play dozens of high-quality titles on console, PC, or mobile. A recent question that has come up regarding this list of supported devices is whether Valve’s new Steam Deck handheld PC will be able to run Game Pass titles. The short answer is yes, but not in the way players might think. For that, you’ll need to access the game library on Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Microsoft recently announced that it discovered a workaround for Game Pass to run on the Steam Deck. However, since the app itself is so intertwined with the Windows operating system, which is tricky on the Steam Deck at the moment, players will need to find another way to access their Game Pass titles. Fortunately, Microsoft’s method does exactly that by making Game Pass run directly from a browser on the Steam Deck. This is done by accessing Xbox Cloud Gaming, which is a service offered to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. By using the cloud, gamers can run their games through a browser, which Xbox Cloud Gaming requires in order to work, and still save their progress. Although this method is quite complicated at the moment, the programmers at Microsoft they have guaranteed fans that the process will be simplified over time.