Xbox Game Pass X019 Announcements

Seriously, if you haven’t got Xbox Game Pass yet, what are you doing? Even if you’re just a PC gamer, there’s still so much value being added each month that it’s entirely worth investing in. Microsoft’s X019 event, being held in London this weekend, saw a heap of games added to Xbox Game Pass, 50 of them in fact, and there will also be some games leaving the catalogue. Here’s a breakdown of the huge news from this morning’s show.

Games we can play from today:

  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (PC)
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Console, coming soon to PC)
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet Edition (PC)
  • LEGO: The Ninjago Movie Videogame (Console)
  • Rage 2 (Console & PC) – You can read my review of Rage 2 here.
  • Remnant: From the Ashes (Console)
  • The Talos Principle (Console & PC)
  • Tracks: The Train Set Game (Console & PC)

Keep an eye out for Royce Wilson’s review of Age of Empires II: Definite Edition early next week.

Games coming to Xbox Game Pass beginning this holiday and throughout 2020:

  • Carrion (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Cris Tales (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Cyber Shadow (Console & PC)
  • Darksiders III (Console & PC)
  • Double Kick Heroes (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Drake Hollow (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Edge of Eternity (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Final Fantasy franchise (Console & PC)
    • Final Fantasy VII
    • Final Fantasy VIII: Remastered
    • Final Fantasy IX
    • Final Fantasy X: HD Remastered
    • Final Fantasy X-2: HD Remastered
    • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
    • Final Fantasy XIII
    • Final Fantasy XIII-2
    • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    • Final Fantasy XV
  • Forager (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Haven (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • It Lurks Below (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Levelhead (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Life Is Strange 2: Episodes 4 & 5 (Console)
  • My Friend Pedro (Console/PC) – You can read Nick Holliday’s review here.
  • Pandemic (PC)
  • PHOGS (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • She Dreams Elsewhere (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • SkateBird (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Streets of Rage 4 (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Scourge Bringer (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Supraland (Console) – ID@Xbox
  • Tekken 7 (Console)
  • Touhou Luna Nights (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • The Escapists 2 (Console)
  • The Red Lantern (Console) – ID@Xbox
  • The Red Strings Club (PC)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Console)
  • Vambrace: Cold Soul (Console & PC)
  • West of Dead (Console & PC)
  • Yakuza franchise (Console & PC)
    • Yakuza 0
    • Yakuza Kiwami
    • Yakuza Kiwami 2

Not only that, in just a few short weeks, the legends at Xbox are bringing Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC for the first time, starting with Halo: Reach on December 3. Now optimized for PC, experience the revered campaign and the pivotal battle for the planet Reach as Noble team fights to save humanity’s last stronghold. If you’re like me and already own the Master Chief Collection on Xbox, there is an updated bundle for console which includes Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach.

Beyond Dec, there are even more Xbox Game Studios titles coming in 2020:

  • Bleeding Edge (Console & PC)
  • Grounded (Console & PC)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC)
  • Minecraft Dungeons (Console & PC)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Console & PC)
  • Tell Me Why (Console & PC)
  • Wasteland 3 (Console & PC)

Games that are leaving Xbox Game Pass on November 30:

  • Abzu (PC and Console)
  • Below (Console)
  • Football Manager 2019 (PC)
  • GRID 2 (Console)
  • Kingdom Two Crowns (Console)
  • Strange Brigade (Console)

If you want to snag them now so you can keep playing, don’t forget that Xbox Game Pass members get a 10% discount on games before they leave the catalogue. With over 50 new games being added over the next few months, you’d be mad not to have a subscription to Xbox Game Pass! To sweeten the deal this holiday, Ultimate members can also enjoy as part of their membership: 1 month of EA Access, 3 months of Discord Nitro, and 6 months of Spotify Premium.