Without a doubt, the Game Pass is one of the best things about Microsoft’s Xbox, as the subscription service gets added with a variety of new games constantly. This time around, the company has revealed the next batch of titles that will be made available on the service, and it not only includes highly acclaimed titles but brand-new ones as well.
The Xbox Game Pass is definitely one great way to remain updated when it comes to new games, as they become immediately available on the platform on the first day of their release.
Speaking of brand-new games, the first one to join the Game Pass library is Cyber Shadow this January 26. For those who don’t know, Cyber Shadow is an action platformer with a retro aesthetic, which takes elements from both Metroid and Ninja Gaiden and then beautifully mixes them together.
Interested players will be able to play as a ninja known as Shadow. Shadow has a daunting task ahead of him, as he needs to battle his way through Mekacity, unlocking all kinds of abilities and saving his clan members in the process. So far, Cyber Shadow has impressed the video game community with its gameplay presentations, so it’s definitely worth checking out once it’s released on the Game Pass.
Another new title that is heading to the subscription service is Bloober Team’s The Medium, which will be available to play on the Xbox Game Pass this January 28. Deviating from its previous first-person horror game, The Medium will still be a horror title, but it will be following a third-person perspective. It also takes inspiration from other popular games such as Silent Hill and Resident Evil.
However, it’s worth mentioning that The Medium will only be exclusively available on the Xbox Series X. In other words, it will be the first console title available on the Game Pass that doesn’t support the Xbox One.
Asides from these two new ones, though, a bunch of other games will be making its way to the Game Pass on January 21. This includes popular games such as Desperados 3, which is actually one of the highest-rated video games of last year, as well as the debut of Control on the PC Game Pass.
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Of course, indie titles like Donut County will be joining the fray too, while those who subscribe to the Game Pass using their Android will be glad to know that Outer Wilds will also be included in that lineup.
Last but not least, even more games from the Yakuza franchise will be added to the Xbox Game Pass this January 28, thanks to the Yakuza Remastered Collection. This collection will give fans the opportunity to experience Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5 via the Xbox Game Pass.
The addition of these games also means that most Yakuza games will be playable on Xbox, and that fans are now just waiting for Yakuza 6 to be released on the service later this year. While it’s great that numerous titles are being welcomed into the service, many others are also being removed.
Recently, it was announced that Final Fantasy 15 and a bunch of other games will no longer be available on the Xbox Game Pass in February 2021. As such, definitely speed through those games as soon as possible before they’re removed next month.