The Steam Deck
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Valve has just launched its handheld PC device the Steam Deck, and Valve boss Gabe Newell is currently doing the PR rounds to promote the system.

Of course, he's getting asked all sorts of questions - some that are just about Steam in general. With this in mind, PC Gamer asked him if Valve would be interested in its own subscription-style gaming service or allowing a company like Microsoft to put Game Pass on Steam.

Valve's not interested in doing it right now, but apparently, it's open to working with team Xbox to get PC Game Pass on Steam. Here's exactly what Newell had to say:

"I don't think it's something that we think we need to do ourselves, building a subscription service at this time. But for their customers [Microsoft] it's clearly a popular option, and we'd be more than happy to work with them to get that on Steam."

Valve and Microsoft maintain healthy relations. Not long ago, Xbox's Phil Spencer got his hands on his very own Steam Deck and had even been hanging out with Gabe at Valve HQ.

Valve's also featured a number of Microsoft and Bethesda titles in its launch trailer for the Steam Deck. Some of the ones you should be able to spot include Forza Horizon 5, Psychonauts 2 and even Deathloop. Of course, the alternative for Xbox fans is Microsoft's xCloud service for mobile devices - powered by Game Pass.

Would you be interested in seeing Game Pass for PC on Steam one day? Leave a comment down below.