As if Microsoft's offering for its Xbox Game Pass video game subscription service wasn't already impressive enough, the tech giant just went ahead and dropped a huge announcement at E3 2021.
After securing the likes of Outriders and MLB The Show 21 for the Xbox Game Pass at their respective launch dates, Microsoft took to E3 2021 to let audiences know that more than a dozen games still in development will be coming to Xbox Game Pass when they launch.
If you're curious to see what these games are and when they will be released, be sure to scroll down below.
All Xbox Game Pass Games Announced at E3 2021
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon - June 13
- Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance - June 22
- Microsoft Flight Simulator for the Xbox Series S/X - July 27
- The Ascent - July 29
- Hades - August 13
- Twelve Minutes - August 19
- Psychonauts 2 - August 25
- Aragami 2 - September 17
- Sable - September 23
- Back 4 Blood - October 12
- Age of Empires IV - October 28
- Forza Horizon 5 - November 9
- Shredders - December 2021
- Anacrusis - Fall 2021
- Scorn - Fall 2021
- Among Us - Fall 2021
- Hello Neighbor 2 - Fall 2021
- The Gunk - 2021
- Halo Infinite - Holiday 2021
As you can see, this is one impressive list of games that Microsoft has secured for the Xbox Game Pass at launch. Some of these are exclusives as well. This includes Forza Horizon 5, The Ascent, as well as Scorn, The Gunk, and of course, Halo Infinite. However, Microsoft has its eyes on the future too, with 2022 and beyond already being full of games that will launch on the Xbox Game Pass.
Here are some of the games confirmed to launch on the Xbox Game Pass in 2022 and beyond
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 - April 28, 2022
- Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - October 2022
- Starfield - November 2022
- A Plague Tale: Requiem - 2022
- Party Animals - 2022
- Somerville - 2022
- Slime Rancher 2 - 2022
- The Outer Worlds 2 - 2022
- Replaced - 2022
- Atomic Heart - TBC
- Contraband - TBC
What’s Next for the Xbox Game Pass?
It looks like Microsoft wants to establish the Xbox Game Pass as the clear number 1 option as far as video game subscription services go. Although Sony is currently working on its own alternative, it's clear that it has a long way to go. But, then again, Microsoft is wise to try and beef up its games lineup now that Netflix has been showing interest in the video game streaming market.
The future for Xbox Game Pass definitely seems bright. For the price of just $9.99 a month, the best games on the Xbox Game Pass including the likes of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, No Man's Sky, Sea of Thieves, among others are available to play. Meanwhile, there are classic games available as well, with several Bethesda titles also being offered on the Xbox Game Pass library.
Furthermore, for just $14.99, you can subscribe to the upgraded version, which is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This gives you access to EA Play, as well as the option to stream video games via xCloud like GTA 5.