Microsoft and Steam announced today that they will launch a new Xbox One game sharing service called Steam, which will enable gamers to share games on the service and use Xbox Live Gold and Gold memberships.
The service will allow players to “create and share a unique, high-quality gaming experience on Xbox One” with an “all-new set of features and options,” according to the announcement.
The partnership also includes Xbox Live, Xbox One, and Xbox LIVE Gold members who will have access to a number of features that include “automatic updates and automatic game updates,” according a blog post.
“When you use our service, you can choose to be able to access the Xbox app or the Xbox Live app, as well as select the type of games that you want to play and the amount of games you want.
Xbox Live members can also join games on Xbox to share their game progress and progress with friends.”
Microsoft and Valve are working together on the Xbox games platform to make it easier for gamers to get their favorite games to their Xbox One.
Microsoft announced in November that it would be launching Xbox Play Anywhere, an online service that would allow players on PC to share digital copies of Xbox One games on Steam.
It was a major departure for the company, which previously only allowed Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners to download digital copies.
Steam has been working with Microsoft and Sony on its next-generation console.
It will launch next year on the new Xbox hardware, which is set to launch with the first-generation Xbox One in 2019.