As Xbox Game Pass continues to expand its library with some some great games and boost indie game sales, it seems to be a service that could be worth investing in. Soon, Xbox Game Pass will grow with 13 new games on it, making it more worthy of a service than ever.
The 13 games being added include those listed below:
- Cities: Skylines (PC)
- Dead by Daylight (Xbox One, PC)
- Demon's Tilt (PC)
- The Escapists 2 (Xbox One)
- Genesis Noir (Xbox One, PC)
- Lonely Mountains: Downhill (Xbox One, PC)
- Minit (Xbox One, PC)
- Munchkin: Quacked Quest (Xbox One, PC)
- State of Mind (PC)
- The Red Strings Club (PC)
- The Talos Principle (Xbox One, PC)
- Vambrace: Cold Soul (Xbox One, PC)
- Yooka-Laylee (Xbox One)
While nine of these games will have been added to Xbox Game Pass after their official release dates, four of them will be added on their upcoming release dates, including Genesis Noir, Demon's Tilt, Lonely Mountains: Downhill, and Munchkin: Quacked Quest. Meanwhile, games that have already been out for a while, like current-gen 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee, city management simulator Cities: Skylines, and horror title Dead by Daylight have been out for a while and have garnered a following in and of themselves.
Overall, Xbox Game Pass seems to have been a fairly smart move for Microsoft. Unlike some of the other current game-streaming services, like EA Play and PlayStation Now, Xbox Game Pass is available on separate platforms: the Xbox One and PC.
With the recent success of Gears 5 on Xbox Game Pass, there is little doubt that Xbox Game Studios will continue to expand the service with indie and mainstream titles alike. So far, it has trouble being outdone by Sony's PlayStation Now service and the Nintendo Switch's ability to stream NES and SNES games through Nintendo Switch Online. However, game-streaming through Google Stadia may inevitably give Xbox Game Pass some very worthy competition. For now, only time will tell.