Microsoft's Netflix-like subscription service for gaming, Xbox Game Pass, is a behemoth success.
Just last month, Microsoft announced that the service had reached 18 million subscribers, an uptick from the 15 million figure Game Pass was at in September last year. Xbox Game Pass offers access to a growing selection of more than 100 games on Xbox, Android, and PC platforms. It costs $9.99 per month for the basic version and $14.99 for the Ultimate version. Those who opt for the Ultimate version also enjoy the EA Play subscription service. Xbox Game Pass members also earn a discount to save up to 20% on titles available with Xbox Game Pass, and 10% on EA digital purchases with EA Play membership, included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
What Are the Games Leaving This February On Game Pass?
The following games will leave Xbox Game Pass this February 15:
De Blob (Xbox One)
World of Horror (PC)
Ninja Gaiden (Xbox 360).
On February 16, Shadows of the Damned (from EA Play, Xbox 360) will also be removed.
If the game leaves the service or the subscriber ends their subscription, catalog access is suspended until the subscriber purchases the game or renews their subscription, but their in-game progress will be saved. Another limitation of the service is that if the game is an Xbox 360 title it will be backward-compatible and must be played on Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S or Xbox One; it cannot be downloaded to the subscriber's Xbox 360 console unless they choose to purchase it outright.
What Are The Games Coming This February On Game Pass?
The medieval RPG starring rats and other animals, Ghost of a Tale, will arrive on PC by February 4. Also arriving on the same day on Android, Xbox, and PC is Project Winter. Project Winter is a multiplayer survival game where stranded players must work together, or betray each other for survival. The open-air combat game The Falconeer also arrives on Xbox, PC, and Android.
On February 11, the Wolfenstein II follow up, Wolfenstein: Youngblood finally arrives on Android after previously being available on Game Pass on Xbox and PC. The sim game Jurassic World: Evolution also arrives on the service on both Android and Xbox. The modern classic Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones also joins the Android and Xbox catalog. The biggest game and a pleasant surprise is Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age hopping into the service on the same day as well on both Xbox and PC.
What Are The Cloud Games On Game Pass This February?
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can now play the games below on Android devices using touch controls:
- Donut County
- Enter The Gungeon
- Fractured Minds
- Monster Sanctuary
- River City Girls
- The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
- The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 1
- The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries
- The Walking Dead: Season Two
- The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
- Touhou Luna Nights
- What Remains of Edith Finch
- Yes, Your Grace
What Are The DLCs/Updates For February On Game Pass?
Game Pass subscribers can now pre-order The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, a franchise Microsoft acquired in a gigantic deal, with a 10% discount in preparation for the release of the game on Xbox come June 8.
While The Falconeer enters the service, it is only the base game. There is an upcoming DLC, The Hunter content pack, available this February 4. Members will enjoy a 10% discount if they purchase the game. The DLC includes the new Mongres Hunter player Class, a flyable Ormir dragon, a set of pyro pot guided rockets, and additional costumes. Sea of Thieves Season One update is already live now. This update introduces Seasons and the Renown system.
What Are The Additional Ulitmate Member Perks?
On February 4, the Doc Byte Set for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege will be available to Ultimate members. This set includes an Optimization uniform, Complexity headgear, and Convergence weapon skin for the MP5 and a 3-day Booster. Ultimate members will also receive Smite's Season 8 Starter Pass which includes new Gods and skins. There is also a Monthly Bonus Pack to Phantasy Star Online 2 players which include Triboosts, Casino Coin Passes, and other items.
For non-gaming perks, Dragon Ball Super Season 1 and One Piece Season 101 are also made available for Ultimate members.