New Early Access-style system will enable PC devs to release pre-launch builds, starting with Rocketfish’s Everspace

Microsoft bringing Xbox Game Preview to Windows 10

Microsoft is launching a rival to Steam’s Early Access on PC, based on the Xbox Game Preview system it debuted last year.

During this week’s Gamescom event in Cologne, the platform holder announced Xbox Game Preview will come to Windows 10 later this year. As with XGP and Early Access, this will enable devs to let gamers play their titles before the projects are completed in order to gather feedback.

The first title to use Windows 10 Preview will be Rocketfish Games’ Everspace (pictured), a single-player rogue-like space shooter.

Titles that have previously used Xbox Game Preview include Ark: Survival Evolve, The Long Dark, Subnautica, Sheltered and We Happy Few. DayZ creator Dean Hall is also working on an XGP version of his new IP Ion.

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