A new Chrome browser extension has been released that informs you whether a game is on Game Pass before you buy it on Steam. There's a lot of overlap between the libraries of the two services, so the extension aims to save you time and money by telling you if you're about to buy a game you can already play on Game Pass.
Xbox Game Pass is a pretty big deal, raking in $3 billion in revenue from console subscribers last year. If you're one of the 25 million subscribers (at least) signed up to the service, it can be pretty frustrating to head over to Steam to buy a game and not to instantly know whether you could save money by just playing it on Game Pass instead. That's where this new extension comes in.
Handily titled "Available on Game Pass", the extension was created by a Twitter user called Lukekix, also known as lucasromerodb. It adds a banner to Steam game pages informing you whether the game is available on Game Pass or not, as well as a few other important metrics.
The extension also tells you when a game is about to leave Game Pass and when it's slated for the service in the future thanks to a recent update. Said update also added functionality to detect EA Play games on Steam, displaying an "Ultimate" badge when they're found. If you're a Game Pass subscriber, it stands to reason this is a pretty essential browser extension for you.
There are a couple of caveats here, of course. The browser extension works with Chrome, which also means it'll likely work with all browsers based on Chromium (think Microsoft Edge, Opera, et cetera). However, it's not yet available for Firefox. It also won't display these banners in the Steam desktop app, so you'll need to be looking at Steam on your browser to get the full effect.
You can grab the Available on Game Pass browser extension here. If you're not signed up to Game Pass, you can do so via the Xbox desktop app or your browser.