Will progress transfer to steam purchase?

Hey guys,

I’m currently playing via the ultimate gamepass for the next 2 months and so am launching the game via the windows store, however in the end I’d like to purchase the game on steam.

From what I understand, your progress is linked to your xbox account and steam will require that you login to a xbox live account, will I be able to use the same account that I use right now for the windows store even though it already has progress or will this conflict with the steam store and does it require a fresh account?

Gears 4 always launched fine for me from the windows store, but I just find steam to be the more convenient option, I’d assume it should work seamlessly and I should just look at the store and steam as being launchers to the gears 5 service, but I’d just like to make sure.

Thanks in advance!