The [email protected] event on Friday was full of good news for gamers with over a dozen indie games in the works, loads of new announcements, and new gameplay showcases. The Xbox came out of the event with a list of over 20 different indie titles which will be coming to the Xbox Game Pass. These titles will be made available on the service as soon as they are launched.
A portion of the games which have now been confirmed for day-one launches on Xbox Game Pass had been announced previously for the subscription service. They’ve just been upgraded to day-one launch releases as of yesterday’s [email protected] event. It should be noted that 15 of the games are completely new additions which weren’t previously announced.
Here’s a list of the 22 games which will be coming to Xbox Game Pass, along with which platform they will be available on,
- Art of the Rally (cloud, console)
- Astria Ascending (cloud, console)
- Backbone (cloud, console)
- Boyfriend Dungeon (console, PC)
- Craftopia (console, PC)
- Dead Static Drive (console, PC)
- Edge of Eternity (cloud, console)
- Hello Neighbor 2 (cloud, console)
- Library of Ruina (cloud, console)
- Little Witch in the Woods (cloud, console)
- Moonglow Bay (cloud, console)
- Narita Boy (cloud, console)
- Nobody Saves the World (cloud, console)
- Omno (cloud, console)
- Recompile (cloud, console, PC)
- Sable (console, PC)
- She Dreams Elsewhere (console, PC)
- STALKER 2 (cloud, console)
- The Ascent (cloud, console, PC)
- Undungeon (cloud, console, PC)
- Way to the Woods (cloud, console)
- Wild at Heart (console)
Games that were announced previously include Boyfriend Dungeon, Hello Neighbhor 2, Narita Boy, Little Witch in the Woods, Stalker 2, The Ascent, and Way to the Woods. Xbox has been partnering with indie game developers for a while now but this may easily be the biggest wave of indie titles since a while.
One aspect to note is the lack of PC support for many of these titles, providing cloud support instead. Xbox may be taking this route so that they can encourage PC gamers to pick up the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate instead of the regular PC subscription. The Ultimate version allows for browser-based usage of the Game Pass via the cloud.
Every game that was announced yesterday will be available via Game Pass on consoles. It’s still unclear if this means they will all support both Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, but it’s evident that Xbox Game Pass on console is Microsoft’s priority for its partnership.
We expect to hear more about these 20 titles and their Xbox Game Pass availability as we get closer to their release dates.
About Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass is a subscription based gaming service offered by Microsoft. The service is available on the Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Android devices via xCloud. The service offers a list of games on-demand for subscribers, allowing gamers to access every title in the library at any time. Xbox Game Pass is available in three specific plans, Console specific at $9.99 per month, PC specific at $9.99 per month and the Ultimate plan at $14.99 per month. The ultimate plan allows you to play the games on your console or PC as well as your Android device through xCloud.