Just in case you missed it, Microsoft finally acquired ZeniMax Media earlier this week. This means that the multinational technology company now owns some of the best titles to ever release within the past two decades.
Now, just mere days after making it official, Microsoft has taken no time integrating some of Bethesda's best titles into their video game subscription service.
Bethesda Xbox Game Pass List
Starting March 12, 20 Bethesda Softworks titles will be part of the library of games of the Xbox Game Pass.
Not all of these incoming titles are making their debut. Some have been made available on the subscription service before and a number are currently available. However, there is a handful that is making their debut on the Xbox Game Pass.
Here is a complete breakdown of all the Bethesda games that will be coming to the Xbox Game Pass.
The Dishonored Franchise
The first two Dishonored games will make their way to the Xbox Game Pass. Only the first game will come in a Definitive Edition version. This will include all the add-on content released for the 2012 action-adventure title.
The Doom Franchise
All but 2016's Doom title will be included in the Xbox Game Pass starting March 12. This includes 1993's Doom title, its sequels, Doom 2, Doom 3, and Doom 64, as well as 2016's Doom sequel, Doom Eternal.
The Elder Scrolls Franchise
The four most recent The Elder Scrolls games will be included in the Xbox Game Pass as well. However, unlike The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivision, the Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition and The Elder Scrolls Online were already on the Xbox Game Pass library prior to the ZeniMax Media acquisition.
The Evil Within
2014's survival-horror game from Shinji Mikami will make its Xbox Game Pass debut.
The Fallout Franchise
The three most recent games in the Fallout franchise will also be part of the Xbox Game Pass library going forward. However, only Fallout 4 will be returning on the service, as Fallout 76 and Fallout: New Vegas were both already included in the library of games on the Xbox Game Pass.
From the makers of the Dishonored titles, Prey is a survival-in-space shooter that will be returning to the Xbox Game Pass after being made available from April 2019 to April 2020.
Although Rage 2 was already in the Xbox Game Pass library, it was included in the list of games that will be coming to Xbox Game Pass on March 12.
The Wolfenstein Franchise
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will be making its Xbox Game Pass debut starting March 12. The other two Wolfestein titles, Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: Youngblood, were already part of the library prior to the announcement. Or, in the case of The New Order, was made available from October 2018 to April 2020.
In addition to making these games available on the Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft and Bethesda also mentioned that some of these titles will benefit from FPS Boost if played on either the Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X. However, they did not mention which titles specifically will benefit from the said feature.
FPS Boost is a new feature exclusive to the Xbox Series S/X that was introduced by Microsoft that will help provide a much better gameplay experience for a number of backward-compatible titles.