After being in service for a year, Xbox Game Pass is gettings the shot in the arm it needs as, from March 20th, subscribers will be able to download a host of exclusive titles on their release day. Being a first-party service from Microsoft puts Game Pass ahead of other Netflix-like game streaming services, but we are yet to see if it can avoid joining the long list of failures.
Microsoft previously told us that they "want to treat PC like a first-class citizen."
The most famous - or perhaps infamous - of its predecessors is OnLive, which limped through to April 2015 before Sony put it out of its misery. Its Achilles heel was that it relied on streaming games directly to devices, which put a strain on users’ bandwidths. As a result, games suffered with frame rate issues, and ran poorly.