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Microsoft says Xbox Game Pass name for PC was too confusing

You might have missed it back in December, but Microsoft announced at The Game Awards 2021 that Xbox Game Pass for PC will be rebranded as “PC Game Pass” going forward. Xbox Game Pass Group Program Manager Jason Beaumont noted in a recent interview with ROG Global (as reported by GameSpot) that the old name was causing confusion for some and that it made sense to change it:

Of course, PC Game Pass still works the same way as before, so it’s just a simple name change. In fact, the PC version of the service has some amazing games in January 2022 alone, including Mass Effect Legendary Edition (available today), Rainbow Six Extraction and Siege on January 20, and more. Do you prefer the new name or the old one? Suggestions to improve it? Let us know below.

“It’s the same catalog of games. It’s always a sign when everyone calls something internally by one name, but externally you call it by a different name. So internally we were always like, ‘PC Game Pass‘, and then finally someone said, ‘Why don’t we just call it that?’. “We were hearing a lot of gamers say, ‘Listen, people don’t understand that Game Pass has PC games’…” We had this user confusion, so it was like, just change the name. Make it simple. So it’s PC Game Pass.

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