Xbox Game Pass, Xbox’s subscription-based video game platform, announced four new titles which will be added between now and the end of January.
For those unaware of what Xbox’s Game Pass is, it is a subscription-based video game platform available on the Xbox One console which allows you to play hundreds of games, both current gen and previous gen, for a monthly fee. For around $10.00 a month subscribers are given unlimited access to the complete Game Pass database and allowed to download as many games as their heart desires.
At first the Game Pass was a novel idea with somewhat shoddy implementation and game selection – but in recent months that has changed with Microsoft adding newly released games to the service, making it more than worth the subscription price.
New games being added include:
- We Happy Few (Being added on January 17th, 2019): A first-person action game set in a retro-futuristic alternate 1960’s England.
- The LEGO Movie Videogame (Being added on January 17th, 2019): Puts players in the role of Emmet as he becomes the key to saving the world.
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Being added on January 24th, 2019): A man teams up with Celebrimbor, an ancient Elven wraith, to seek revenge on those who killed him and his family. Set in the Lord of the Rings universe.
- Saint’s Row: The Third (Being added on January 24th, 2019): An insane open world where mayhem is key. Players fight to maintain the Third Street Saints brand name and turf against the Syndicate.
Current games available on Xbox’s Game Pass include: Mortal Kombat X, Ashen, Sea of Thieves, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Just Cause 3, Gears of War 4 and the rest of the series, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 5, Doom, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Life is Strange, Outlast, Hello Neighbor, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, The Fable Series, Devil May Cry 4, Halo Wars 1 and 2, Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light Redux, Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2, Ninja Gaiden Black, etc. The list goes on. Currently there are 212 games available.
Those new to the service have two options: A 14-day free trial or a soon-to-end special which allows new customers to get their first month of service for only $1.00. If you’ve been on the fence about using the service, now may be the best time to hop in and give it a try.
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