Xbox Game Pass Updated; 8 New Arrivals (Mass, Effect, Spelunky 2), 6 Departures (Kingdom Hearts III, Mount & Blade)

Microsoft has published a new blog post detailing which titles will be added to the Game Pass service and which will be leaving. A list of the games arriving to Game Pass is provided below, alongside their dates of availability.

  • Gorogoa (Now)
  • Olija (Now)
  • The Pedestrian (Now)
  • Embr (January 6)
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (January 6)
  • Outer Wilds (January 6)
  • Spelunky 2 (January 13)
  • The Anacrusis Console & PC Preview (January 13)

Further, Minecraft is commencing a temporary New Year’s Celebration, Apex Legends is granting a new weapon charm, and Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis is providing monthly bonus items.

6 titles will be leaving the service on January 15, and they are each listed below:

  • Desperados III (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Ghost of a Tale (PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (Console)
  • Mount & Blade: Warband (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Pandemic (Console and PC)
  • Yiik: A Postmodern RPG (PC)

It is worth noting that each of the games leaving Game Pass can be purchased at a 20% discount by service subscribers.

More details regarding all of the aforementioned added titles can be viewed via Microsoft’s official blog post.

In case you missed it, the entire Kingdom Hearts series is currently discounted on PC via the Epic Games store (for 2 more days).

We wrote a digestible play order for those unfamiliar with the series.

Check out our analyses of the following Kingdom Hearts III Limit Cut Data Battles:


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