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All the Xbox Game Pass games coming and leaving soon

Source: Matt Brown | Windows Central

Xbox Game Pass is the ever-expanding Netflix-like gaming subscription from Microsoft, the makers of Xbox. For a monthly subscription, Xbox Game Pass partakers gain access to a constantly rotating catalog of hundreds of high-quality Xbox games. The best Xbox Game Pass games include third-party multiplayer games, older AAA titles, indie projects, all first-party Microsoft games, and pretty much everything in between.

Xbox Game Pass is also included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, an all-in-one subscription that gives players full access to Xbox Game Pass on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One consoles, Xbox Game Pass on PC, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud), and even EA Play. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate represents one of the best values in gaming, and that value only increases from month to month.

That’s because Xbox Game Pass is always adding new games, with announcements once or twice a month. While games occasionally leave the service, the number of games available through Xbox Game Pass has been steadily growing since its launch. In this Xbox Game Pass guide, we’ll go over all the new games coming to the service, the games about to leave, and the top games you should be keeping an eye on.

Note: Platforms in bold indicate the game was already available on other platforms through Xbox Game Pass and is expanding to new ones.



Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes everything you could possibly need for gaming, including Xbox Game Pass for consoles and PCs, EA Play, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Xbox Live Gold. Xbox Game Pass gains new games all the time, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate keeps getting better.

Best new Xbox Game Pass games: July 2021

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Source: Arkane Studios

You’ll rarely go wrong with the diverse selection of games on Xbox Game Pass, but there are always a handful of titles that stand above the rest — including but not limited to exceptional indie games, addictive multiplayer games, expansive AAA games, and Microsoft’s first-party games. These are the best new games that have recently arrived on Xbox Game Pass.

Gang Beasts

  • Available: July 1 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

Gang Beasts has actually been around for a while, but now it’s also available through Xbox Game Pass. If you’re not familiar, Gang Beasts is an incredibly silly and simple brawler that absolutely shines when played with friends or family. Customize your jelly person and explore a variety of maps and locations. Of course, you’ll also be trying to beat your opponent with hilarious grapple-and-physics-based combat.

Limbo

  • Available: July 1 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

Limbo is another game that shows its age a little bit nowadays, but it’s still a fantastic title for anyone who enjoys the slightly macabre. Limbo features creepy visuals and a haunting story tied together with relatively simple platforming mechanics. Limbo’s spiritual successor, Inside is a highly rated masterpiece, and it’s clear where its inspirations originated.

Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase

  • Available: June 13 (A variety of platforms)

The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase at E3 2021 was packed with an absurd number of game announcements and reveals, many of which are heading to Xbox Game Pass on day one. However, Microsoft also announced an incredible collection of 11 games that were made available on Xbox Game Pass immediately after the event. We have the full list of Xbox Game Pass-bound titles from the event below, including the ones available right now, but you can’t go wrong here.

The 11 new games include gems like the latest Yakuza game, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, DOOM (2016), The Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and more on top of that! Every single one of these games deserves your attention, and they’re all available now.

Xbox Game Pass new games: Full list and schedule

Yakuza Like A Dragon

Source: SEGA

It can be easy to lose track of all the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass, so we’ve compiled the full list for your convenience. In this section of our Xbox Game Pass guide, learn what games have been released on Xbox Game Pass recently, when they became available, and what platforms on which they’re available.

July 1

  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Gang Beasts (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Limbo (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

June 24

  • Iron Harvest (PC)
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & PC) via EA Play
  • Prodeus (PC)

June 23

  • Worms Rumble (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

June 22

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

June 13

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & PC)
  • Arx Fatalis (PC)
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • DOOM (2016) (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC)
  • Fallout (PC)
  • Fallout 2 (PC)
  • Fallout 3 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Fallout: Tactics (PC)
  • Rage (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • The Evil Within 2 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

What’s coming to Xbox Game Pass soon

The Ascent Image

Source: Curve Digital

Microsoft loves to give Xbox Game Pass subscribers plenty of time to prepare for upcoming additions by announcing them early. This section of our Xbox Game Pass will help you keep track of all the games coming to Xbox Game Pass shortly, so you can decide what you want to play and whether you need to free up some space.

July 29

  • The Ascent (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & PC)

What’s leaving Xbox Game Pass soon

Kingdom Hearts 3

Source: Square Enix

For the most part, more games join Xbox Game Pass than leave. However, most games do leave the service eventually, so Microsoft likes to give players a heads up if they hadn’t gotten around to playing that game yet. Keep an eye on this section of our Xbox Game Pass guide for games you still want to play. If you see a game you’ve played and loved, be sure to purchase it with your Xbox Game Pass discount so you can keep it forever.

There are currently no games that have been announced as leaving Xbox Game Pass in the near future. Check back in regularly for more updates!

Upcoming games launching on Xbox Game Pass

Halo Infinite

Source: Microsoft

Microsoft gives us updates on games heading to Xbox Game Pass a few weeks before those games become available, usually twice a month. However, Xbox and ID@Xbox events toss aside this expectation to announce a flurry of games that are hitting Xbox Game Pass day and date, meaning they’re launching into the service when they land on Xbox platforms. That means day one access to all of these games for Xbox Game Pass subscribers, including some of the best upcoming Xbox games.

Many of these games are far enough out that they don’t even have a release date, and we’re not certain exactly which platforms they’ll come to through Xbox Game Pass. Still, this list in our Xbox Game Pass guide will give you an idea of what to look out for in the future of Xbox Game Pass. We’ll constantly update this list as we get new information about release dates, when games become available, and what platforms are getting them.

The following events have been added to this section:

ID@Xbox Games Showcase — March 26, 2021

  • Art of the Rally (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Unknown release date
  • Astria Ascending (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2021
  • Among Us (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & PC) — 2021
  • Backbone (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Unknown release date
  • Boyfriend Dungeon (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Craftopia (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Dead Static Drive (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Edge of Eternity (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2021
  • Hello Neighbor 2 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2021
  • Library of Ruina (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Unknown release date
  • Little Witch in the Woods (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Unknown release date
  • Moonglow Bay (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) — 2021
  • Nobody Saves the World (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2021
  • Omno (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Summer 2021
  • Recompile (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) — 2021
  • Sable (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Sept. 23, 2021
  • She Dreams Elsewhere (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — Unknown release date
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — April 28, 2022
  • The Ascent (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 29, 2021
  • Undungeon (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Way to the Woods (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Unknown release date

Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase at E3 2021 — June 13, 2021

  • Starfield (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Nov. 11, 2022
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — April 28, 2022
  • Back 4 Blood (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & Xbox One) — Oct. 12, 2022
  • Contraband (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — No release date
  • 12 Minutes (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 19, 2021
  • Psychonauts 2 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 25, 2021
  • Party Animals (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2022
  • Hades (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & PC) — Aug. 13, 2021
  • Somerville (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2022
  • Halo Infinite (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Holidays 2021
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — 2022
  • Slime Rancher 2 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2022
  • Shredders (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — December 2021
  • Atomic Heart (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — No release date
  • Replaced (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & PC) — 2022
  • Among Us (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & PC) — 2021
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2022
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2023
  • The Ascent (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 29, 2021
  • Age of Empires IV (PC) — Oct. 28, 2021
  • The Outer Worlds 2 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — No release date
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — July 27, 2021
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Nov. 9, 2021
  • Redfall (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Summer 2022
  • Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — June 22, 2021
  • Aragami 2 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Sept. 17, 2021
  • Sable (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Sept. 23, 2021
  • Scorn (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Fall 2021
  • The Anacrusis (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Fall 2021
  • Hello Neighbor 2 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2021
  • The Gunk (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2021

Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks upcoming games

  • Halo Infinite (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Holidays 2021
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — July 27, 2021
  • Psychonauts 2 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 25, 2021
  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Avowed (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • State of Decay 3 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Fable (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Everwild (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Forza Motorsport (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Perfect Dark (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Nov. 9, 2021
  • Starfield (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Nov. 11, 2022
  • Contraband (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — No release date
  • Age of Empires IV (PC) — Oct. 28, 2021
  • The Outer Worlds 2 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — No release date
  • Redfall (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Summer 2022

Xbox Game Pass adds new games all the time, but there’s already a vast selection of high-quality titles available for gamers to play. Check out our list of best games on Xbox Game Pass for some fantastic ideas on what you should play next. You can also pick up one of the best external SSDs for Xbox Series X|S to ensure you always have enough storage for all these games.

A catalog of games



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