Our Fall 2019 ID@Xbox Game Pass showcase is almost here! Tune in Thursday, September 26 at 9:00 a.m. PDT on the Xbox YouTube channel to see some great games coming to Xbox Game Pass in the coming months from independent developers.

In this season’s showcase, expect announcements and gameplay for games from amazing publishers such as Devolver Digital, Team 17, Daedalic Entertainment, and more! We’ll also have interviews with other publishers who are excited to share more with you about their games that will be premiering day one into Xbox Game Pass in the future.

With Xbox Game Pass, our goal is to help you discover your next favorite game by bringing high quality games to you in curated game libraries on both console and PC. And for fans of games from independent developers, we have many great games you can play today as well as many more to look forward to! If you’re not yet a member but are interested, you can find the right plan for you here!

For all the latest news and announcements, make sure to follow @XboxGamePass on Twitter and Instagram. For news about PC gaming, follow our PC Twitter handle @XboxGamePassPC.

And with our Xbox Game Pass mobile app, install games anytime, anywhere to your Xbox One and get notified on what new games are added! Or if you’re looking for something new to play, browse the catalog.

During our latest episode of Inside Xbox live from gamescom 2019, we detailed new titles joining Xbox Game Pass this month and updates to the new Xbox (Beta) app for PC to make it even easier to discover and play your next favorite game. At Xbox, we’re always listening to fan feedback, and our community has continued to tell us they want even more great games. So, we’re thrilled to share more details on these amazing new titles – many that are available with Xbox Game Pass starting today:

Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

August 19

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
The iconic real-time strategy game returns with all-new 4K visuals, 8-person multiplayer battles and a host of other new features bringing together all the officially released content. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is the complete RTS package

Devil May Cry 5 (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
The devil you know returns. From the creators of the best-selling action franchise comes the latest chapter in the Devil May Cry saga. Prepare to get downright demonic in the most over the top, technically advanced, utterly insane action experience of this gaming generation!

Stellaris: Console Edition (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and coming soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC)
Featuring deep strategic gameplay, with rich and diverse alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris puts the complexity of the galaxy in your hands. Whether you’re exploring the unknown, discovering the mysteries of the universe, or conquering it for the glory of your empire, you now have more inter-galactic strategy awaiting you than ever before.

August 22

Ape Out (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
In this wild, colorfully stylized smash‘em up about primal escape and frenetic jazz, build up nearly unstoppable momentum and use your captors to your advantage as you crush everyone on your path to freedom. Embrace bold colors, use the rhythm of jazz in the chaos to guide you and take on a dazzling perspective as you rush through tight corridors, open areas, and twisting labyrinths on a mad dash for freedom.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
A story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents’ death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices. Explore majestic castles, deep forests, thriving villages and countless other realistic settings in medieval Bohemia.

August 27

Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
The triumphant return of one of the most iconic RPG series of all-time. Delve into a tactically rich combat system that rewards creativity, solve puzzles to gain treasure and advantages, and discover a beautifully crafted world.

August 30

Blair Witch (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods…

And as a preview of what’s coming for September, we also announced that Dead Cells (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate) is coming September 5!

Since launching Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) alongside the new Xbox (Beta) app at E3 2019, we’ve been listening closely to your ideas on how to make your PC gaming experience better and are excited to share some updates, driven by your feedback. In addition to delivering more great games, we’ve made some updates to the Xbox Game Pass for PC experience to make it easier for you to discover and manage the titles in your library, as well as connect with your gaming community. Some of these features are available today, and others will release in the coming weeks.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s new:

* Find Your Friends Across Networks: We know staying connected to your friends while gaming is important, so we’ve made some updates to make it easier to find and start playing with your friends with new account linking options. In addition to adding friends via their Xbox gamertags, you’ll now be able to search for friends from Facebook or Steam that are also on Xbox. You’ll also be able to link your accounts for YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Discord, and Reddit on your player card so your friends can follow your gaming adventures no matter where you are.

*New Ways to Find and Filter Games: We’ve also heard you wanted improvements to the way you can manage your games within the new Xbox (Beta) app. Soon, you’ll be able to take advantage of new filter options from the sidebar to make finding your favorite games and managing your DLC even easier.

*More Control on Managing Downloads: We’re also making some updates to the drive selector that not only display the disk space required for each game, but also enable you to select the drive where you want your games installed.

*PC Joins the Mobile App: To make it easier for you to manage your Xbox Game Pass for PC library while on the go, we’re excited to share the Xbox Game Pass mobile app now includes PC titles. With this update that we’re currently testing in Beta, you can also browse and discover games in the Xbox Game Pass for PC library and download them anytime and anywhere to your PC. To take advantage of these features, gamers can download the Xbox Game Pass mobile app (Beta) available on iOS and Android This feature is available in public beta on Android devices, and in a closed Beta on iOS devices, and we will have more to share soon.

We’re excited about the progress we’re making to deliver a great Xbox Game Pass for PC experience and we will continue to deliver more improvements over the coming months based on your input, so please keep the feedback coming.

And if you’re not a member yet, join now and get your first two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $2. Already an Xbox Game Pass for Console or Xbox Live Gold member? You can also upgrade your existing pre-paid months to get two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $2. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, plus over 100 high-quality console and PC games for one low-monthly price.

To stay up to date on the latest Xbox Game Pass news, including new titles joining the library and updates to the Xbox App, check out our Twitter and Instagram.

The Xbox Game Pass team is looking forward to continuing this journey with our fans.

Summer Spotlight 2019 has officially kicked off and we have a ton of great games on the way. We are releasing over 60 new games on Xbox One from July 30 to September 9. Not only are we bringing great content we are also rewarding you for getting it. During Summer Spotlight 2019, you can get 4,000 Microsoft Rewards points for spending $40 on Summer Spotlight games. Click here for more information on the Microsoft Rewards program.

To celebrate Summer Spotlight 2019, I will be giving away an Xbox One S All-Digital Edition console, Xbox Wireless Controller – Grey/Blue, and copies of every Summer Spotlight title. Details below!

There will be new games added every week so be sure to check this post out as I will update it each week with the new titles featured in Summer Spotlight.

Here are the confirmed titles featured in Summer Spotlight:

Age of Wonders: Planetfall
Agent A: A puzzle in disguise
Ancestors Legacy
Animus – Stand Alone
Apocalipsis: The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
Aritana and the Twin Masks
Cricket 19
Bear With Me: The Complete Collection
Blair Witch
CODE VEIN Trial Edition
Control
Creature in the Well
Damsel
Decay of Logos
Exception
Furwind
Gaijin Charenji 1 : Kiss or Kill
Gift of Parthax
Gnomes Garden: Lost King
Gravity Duck
Headspun
Himno
Hoggy2
Hookbots
Human Fall Flat
Journey to the Save Planet (pre-order)
Legend of the Skyfish
Life is Strange 2 – Episode 4
Mekabolt
Meow Motors
Metal Wolf Chaos XD
Mighty Switch Force! Collection
Monochrome Order
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition 
Must Dash Amigos
MXGP 2019
Newt One
No Man’s Sky
Paladins Sacred Wolf Pack
Path of Sin: Greed (Xbox One Version)
Pato Box
Pawarumi
PC Building Simulator
Pilot Sports
Pirates of the First Star
Post War Dreams
RAD
Realm Royale Cute But Deadly Pack
Remnant: From the Ashes
Restless Hero
River City Girls
Roarr! Jurassic Edition
Sagebrush
Slay the Spire
Smoots Summer Games
Solo: Islands of the Heart
Street Outlaws: The List (pre-order)
Strength of the Sword: ULTIMATE
SubaraCity
Subdivision Infinity DX
Sudden Strike 4 – Complete Collection
Super Star Blast
Super Wiloo Demake
Tactics V: “Obsidian Brigade”
Tetsumo Party
The Blackout Club
The Church in the Darkness
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan
The Forbidden Arts
The Tower of Beatrice
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series (pre-order)
Throne Quest Deluxe
Train Sim World 2020
Truck Driver
Truck Racing Championship
Vambrace: Cold Steel
Varenje
VASARA Collection
Vigor (free to play)
Whipseey and the Last Atlas
World of Warships: Legends — Arkansas Brawler
World of Warships: Legends — Iwaki Typhoon
World of Warships: Legends (free to play)
Wreckfest

NOTE: The Summer Spotlight featured titles are listed above and will be updated each week – prizes do not include pre-order titles since they haven’t been released yet (pre-orders released prior to the end of the giveaway will be included).


Look for the full list of titles soon. Be sure to follow me on Twitter to get daily and weekly updates, find out about special giveaways, and much more. Enjoy the kick off of our Summer Spotlight this week, and be sure to visit Xbox Wire over the next few weeks for in-depth looks at some of the biggest titles to play this summer!


Summer Spotlight Giveaway

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is visit the URL for the Summer Spotlight trailer below and register using the below form:

Summer Spotlight 2019
  • What are the rules?

Register to enter using the guidance above.

Do not @ reply me on Twitter or email me your entry. That will not count!

Deadline to enter is 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT on Tuesday, 10 September 2019. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions. Winners will be notified on or about 12 September. I will update this post with the winners after they have redeemed their prize.

Note: Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. Only entries received at www.majornelson.com using the submission form will be considered. For more information on contest rules, please visit this website.

UPDATE: The winners of the Summer Spotlight Giveaway are:
Grand Prize Winner: Dan GT: GHSupermonkey
Second Place Winner: Shaun GT: Lakeshow
Third Place Winner: GT: Dageto Kraft

Have fun and good luck!

More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in August. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below and check out our Xbox Game Pass Instagram and Twitter accounts. Also, be sure to check out our Xbox Game Pass mobile app so you can discover and download new games immediately when they become available.

Let’s look at the games we’re adding to your backlog now. Reminder that you can install games directly to your console from the Xbox Game Pass mobile app! Get the games installed while you’re out, that way you’re that much closer to catching up with all those games.

Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

August 1

Ashes Cricket (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
Ashes Cricket brings all the fast-paced action, big hits, and skill that you see in the greatest cricket competition in the world, in both a more realistic and authentic way than ever before.

Pandemic (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
As members of an elite disease control team, you’re the only thing standing in the way of the four deadly diseases spreading across the world. Travel the globe protecting cities, contain infections from spreading, and discover the cure for each disease. The fate of humanity is in your hands!

Downwell (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
Venture down into a darkness filled with nasty creatures (and mysterious secrets) to collect spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks in search of untold treasures. Armed only with your Gunboots for protection, battle well-dwelling monsters and uncover hidden caves filled with riches and relics.

August 8

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
The sequel to the party game phenomenon The Jackbox Party Pack, featuring five fresh, rib-tickling party games supporting up to eight players. It’s a game-night riot in a box… without the box!

Space Hulk Tactics (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
A faithful adaptation of the board game “Space Hulk” bringing a unique twist to the cult classic formula. Engage in bloody battles through an immense Space Hulk — a twisted mass of asteroids, wrecked star ships, and debris – as either a squad of Terminator Space Marines or the deadly alien Genestealers.

August 14

Slay the Spire (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

Fusing card games and roguelikes together in an original single-player, deckbuilder adventure. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, and discover relics of immense power to slay the spire!

Xbox Game Pass Quests

Earn more than 1,200 Microsoft Rewards points August 1 – September 2 when you complete Game Pass Quests. Use your points towards Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Xbox Gift cards and much more.

  • Batman: Arkham Knight – 200 Rewards points each
    • Earn two achievements
  • Metro Exodus, Metro Last Light, and Metro 2033 Redux100 Rewards points
    • Earn one achievement in any of the Metro games
  • Battle Your Way in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Doom, and Payday 2300 Rewards points
    • Earn one achievement in each game
  • Ashes Cricket – 100 Rewards points (starts on 8/5
    • Earn two achievements
  • Play Something New – 100 Rewards points
    • Earn one achievement in any game within the “Play Something New” Collection
  • Summer of ID@Xbox – 300 Rewards points
    • Earn three achievements in any of the Summer of ID@Xbox games
  • Mobile App – 100 Rewards points
    • Sign-in to mobile app four times on four different days
  • Mobile App – 100 Rewards points
    • Download an Xbox Game Pass title from the mobile app

For more details about titles coming to Xbox Game Pass, check out Xbox Wire.

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More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in July. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below and check out our Xbox Game Pass Instagram and Twitter accounts. Also, be sure to check out our Xbox Game Pass mobile app so you can discover and download new games immediately when they become available.

ICYMI, Gears 5 Tech Test is playable beginning Friday, July 19 so cancel your plans and meet up online instead to help test multiplayer! All Xbox Game Pass members get access to play the Tech Test beginning July 19 and July 26, but you can queue up the download starting Wednesday, July 17.

Are you or your friends not already signed up for Xbox Game Pass? New members get their first 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (that’s Xbox Game Pass for Console and for PC and Xbox Live Gold all in one) for just $1!

Games Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass 

July 17

Night Call (Xbox Game Pass PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)  

A corrupt detective plans to pin a series of murders on you unless you can aid the investigation. As a cab driver working the Paris night shift, pick up passengers, listen to their emotion-fueled stories, and gather clues to solve the mystery in three unique cases.

July 18

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)  

A first-rate gaming experience as players are offered tactical freedom to carry out open-world missions as the iconic Snake (a.k.a. Big Boss) in the latest entry of the long-running Metal Gear series.

The Banner Saga 3 (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate) 

The final dramatic chapter in this critically acclaimed Viking RPG series. As the world continues to crumble around you, how will you protect your allies and what choices will you make as the Darkness draws near?

July 25

For the King (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)  

None before you have returned from their journey; can you put an end to the Chaos? A strategic RPG that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging adventure in either single-player or online and local co-op.

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

Play the legendary fighting game with stunning 60fps visuals, over-the-top action, a wild cast of combatants, rocking reactive music, and c-c-c-combo breakers! Includes all 26 characters from Seasons 1-3.

Resident Evil 4 (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate) 

The survival horror masterpiece comes to Xbox One in 1080p HD with an improved frame rate, a thrilling storyline, and that classic third-person action gameplay you’ve come to love from the long-running Resident Evil series.

For more details about titles coming to Xbox Game Pass, check out Xbox Wire.

More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in July. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below and check out our Xbox Game Pass Instagram and Twitter accounts. Also, be sure to check out our Xbox Game Pass mobile app so you can discover and download new games immediately when they become available.

Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

July 4

*Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

*My Time at Portia (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

*Undertale (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

July 11

*Blazing Chrome (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

*Dead Rising 4 (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

*LEGO City Undercover (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

*Timespinner (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

*Unavowed (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

On top of all those games, you can be among the first to play the new Gears 5 Versus mode this month during the Gears 5 Tech Test. All current Xbox Game Pass members get access, with no preorder required! If you’re not a member yet, you can snag your first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just one buck. That’s right, just $1.

We add new games all the time, but to keep the library curated and fresh for you, we do have to let some beloved titles go. Now’s your chance to get in some playtime before they leave this month! Or, if you love them too much to part with, don’t forget you can use your Xbox Game Pass member discount to buy them at up to 20% off before they go.

Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass for Console

  • Aftercharge (July 9)
  • Warhammer Vermintide 2 (July 10)
  • LEGO Movie: The Videogame (July 16)
  • Dandara (July 31)
  • Dead Rising 2 (July 31)
  • Hitman Season 1 (July 31)
  • Metal Slug XX (July 31)
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening (July 31)
  • Hexic 2 (July 31)
  • Iron Brigade (July 31)

Xbox Game Pass Quests

While we anxiously await the big announcement of when exactly the Gears 5 Tech Test will be playable, check out our Xbox Game Pass Quests for July. Earn more than 1,500 Microsoft Rewards points in the games you love including Monster Hunter: World, Hollow Knight, Forza Horizon 4, LEGO Batman and many, many more.

Wait, Don’t Forget This Part

To stay on top of all these games and other Xbox Game Pass tidbits, download the Xbox App for PC, as well as the Xbox Game Pass mobile app, where you can easily download games to your console while you’re out. For more Game Pass news and info, follow Xbox Game Pass on Twitter and Instagram, and for news about PC gaming, follow the new PC Twitter handle @XboxGamePassPC. And of course, stay tuned here and to Xbox Wire for all the latest and greatest Xbox news.

 
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Developer: Unfinished Pixel
Publisher: Unfinished Pixel

More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in May and June. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below and check out our Xbox Game Pass Instagram and Twitter accounts. Also, be sure to check out our Xbox Game Pass mobile app so you can discover and download new games immediately when they become available.

Metal Gear Survive (May 23)  

Create your own character and learn to survive in a strange, alternate Metal Gear universe. Experience the enduring stealth action gameplay of the series, with new elements of exploration and survival. Scavenge resources, craft weapons, build a base camp, and explore the unknown while developing the skills necessary to survive in this hostile environment. Then, in co-op mode, assemble a team of four players to infiltrate and defend areas from hordes of creatures. Place fortifications and strategically place weapons against ever intensifying enemies. Teamwork and resourcefulness are key in these fast-paced co-op missions.

The Banner Saga (May 23)  

Pile on your pelts, you’re joining a Viking story where you’re fighting to prevent the world’s end. You not only lead and level up members of your caravan, but you risk their permadeath, and even outright mutiny. Your decisions in combat as well as the journey will affect your personal story, because it’s written by your actions. It’s a recipe to care a lot about your characters, dig deep into Viking ethos, and try to beat the odds. Decide if you’re going to be a benevolent leader of the banner or be one that looks out for only your own.

Void Bastards (May 29)

A revolutionary new strategy-shooter that will test your wits as well as exercise your aim. Can you lead the misfit prisoners of the Void Ark through the derelict spaceships and myriad dangers of the Sargasso Nebula? Will you make the right choices about what to do, where to go and when to fight? Master combat, manage ship controls, scavenge supplies, craft improvised tools and much more!

Dead by Daylight (May 30)  

Death is not an escape. Dead by Daylight is a 4 vs 1 multiplayer horror game, where one player takes on the role of the savage killer, and the other four players are survivors, who must escape the killer without getting caught.  That sounds easier than it is, because the Killing Ground environment changes every time you play.

Outer Wilds (May 30)  

Explore for the sake of your curiosity with a hand-crafted solar system filled with secrets to discover and perils to avoid while exploring space. Players are given a variety of tools to aid in space-backpacking: including their own spaceship and jetpack; a surveyor probe for scouting and taking pictures; and a signalscope to track down audio signals as well as view landmarks from afar.

Full Metal Furies (June 6)

Defend the free world to save a war-torn world that is battling itself to extinction. Through working as a team to defeat special enemies, you’ll need to string organics combos that will deal massive damage to your enemies. Choose your hero, develop your combat style, and learn special moves that could save the world.

The Banner Saga 2 (June 6)

Continue the Banner Saga! The addition of new classes, as well as the new Horseborn race, give players more choices in the story and in combat. Since the game is story-driven, players will find that their decisions outside of battle affect combat conditions more often in The Banner Saga 2. If you played the first game, you can use your save file to carry your choices over so your favorite members of your Banner will be there.

Superhot (June 6)

Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, SUPERHOT is the FPS in which time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It’s just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing the weapons of fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets.

Join Xbox Game Pass Today

We want to make it as easy as possible to discover games you might have missed out on and jump into newer releases you’re hyped for. Xbox Game Pass has over 100 high-quality games for you to try (seriously, if it’s in the library, why not check it out!), and we’re constantly refreshing and adding more. You can get your first month for $1, and find your next favorite game.