Xbox Game Pass is the ever-expanding Netflix-like gaming subscription from Microsoft, the makers of Xbox. For a monthly subscription, Xbox Game Pass partakers gain access to a constantly-rotating catalog of hundreds of high-quality Xbox games. This can include third-party multiplayer games, older AAA titles, indie projects, all first-party Microsoft games, and pretty much everything in between.
Xbox Game Pass is also included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, an all-in-one subscription that gives players full access to Xbox Game Pass on consoles, Xbox Game Pass on PC, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud), and even EA Play. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate represents one of the best values in gaming, and that value only increases from month-to-month.
That’s because Xbox Game Pass is always adding new games, with announcements once or twice a month. While games occasionally leave the service, the number of games available through Xbox Game Pass has been steadily growing since its launch. In this Xbox Game Pass guide, we’ll go over all the new games coming to the service, the games about to leave, and the top games you should be keeping an eye on.
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes everything you could possibly need for gaming, including Xbox Game Pass for consoles and PCs, EA Play, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Xbox Live Gold. Xbox Game Pass gains new games all the time, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate keeps getting better.
Best new Xbox Game Pass games in February 2021
Source: Bloober Team
You’ll rarely go wrong with the diverse selection of games on Xbox Game Pass, but there is always a handful that stands above the rest. Including but not limited to exceptional indie games, addictive multiplayer games, expansive AAA games, and Microsoft’s first-party games, these are the best new games that have recently arrived on Xbox Game Pass.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
- Available February 11 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC)
The Final Fantasy franchise has existed for decades and carries with it an established and deep legacy. Millions of players have followed this storied series, and now many of those classic games are available on Xbox consoles. One of the most beloved and highly rated Final Fantasy games of all time is Final Fantasy XII, and now you can experience it through Xbox Game Pass. Even better, it also supports up to 60fps on more powerful Xbox hardware.
- Available January 28 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC)
A passionate community of gamers adores horror games, and few developers have mastered the genre like Bloober Team. Their latest game, the Medium, takes the psychological horror to all-new heights with stunning visuals, audio, game mechanics, and more. The Medium’s innovative Dual Reality feature takes advantage of the latest gaming hardware to deliver something unique and exceptional. An Xbox Series X|S console exclusive, the Medium definitely isn’t one to miss for fans of horror.
- Available January 21 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Cloud)
Outer Wilds is an award-winning game that lets players explore an expansive, mysterious, and gorgeous galaxy full of hidden discoveries, wonderful life, and secrets begging to be uncovered. Outer Wilds looks and sounds incredible, and it is one of the most-acclaimed indie games to come out in recent memory. Now, players can experience Outer Wilds on their Xbox console or their mobile device through Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Xbox Game Pass new games: Full list and schedule
Source: Wired Productions
It can be easy to lose track of all the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass, so we’ve compiled the full list for your convenience. In this section of our Xbox Game Pass guide, learn what games have been released on Xbox Game Pass recently, when they became available, and what platforms on which they’re available.
Available February 11
- Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC)
- Jurassic World Evolution (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Cloud)
- Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Cloud)
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Cloud)
Available February 4
- Ghost of a Tale (PC)
- Project Winter (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud, & PC)
- The Falconeer (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Cloud, & PC)
Available January 28
- Prison Architect (PC)
- The Medium (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC)
- Yakuza 3 Remastered (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud, & PC)
- Yakuza 4 Remastered (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud, & PC)
- Yakuza 5 Remastered (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud, & PC)
Available January 26
- Cyber Shadow (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud, & PC)
Available January 21
- Control (PC)
- Desperados III (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Cloud, & PC)
- Donut County (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud, & PC)
- Outer Wilds (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Cloud)
What’s coming to Xbox Game Pass soon
Source: Bethesda Softworks | MachineGames
Microsoft loves to give Xbox Game Pass subscribers plenty of time to prepare for upcoming additions by announcing them early. This section of our Xbox Game Pass will help you keep track of all the games coming to Xbox Game Pass shortly, so you can decide what you want to play and if you need to free up some space.
Available February 18
- Code Vein (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud, & PC)
- Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Cloud)
- Wreckfest (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud, & PC)
Available February 23
- Killer Queen Black (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Cloud)
Available February 25
- Dirt 5 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Cloud, & PC)
- Elite Dangerous (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One)
- Superhot: Mind Control Delete (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Cloud, & PC)
What’s leaving Xbox Game Pass soon
Source: Rockstar Games
For the most part, more games join Xbox Game Pass then leave. However, most games do leave the service eventually, so Microsoft likes to give players a heads up if they hadn’t gotten around to playing that game yet. Keep an eye on this section of our Xbox Game Pass guide for games you still want to play. If you see a game you’ve played and loved, be sure to purchase it with your Xbox Game Pass discount so you can keep it forever.
Leaving February 16
- Shadows of the Damned (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & EA Play)
Leaving February 24
- Dirt 4 (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One)
Leaving February 28
- Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC)
- Mother Russia Bleeds (PC)
- Oxenfree (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC)
- The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One)
- Vambrace: Cold Soul (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC)
Xbox Game Pass adds new games all the time, but there’s already a vast selection of high-quality titles available for gamers to play. Check out our list of Best Games on Xbox Game Pass for some great ideas on what you should play next.
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