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  • You cannot currently buy any Xbox 360 content on xbox.com using your account balance, you can only use an active credit card or PayPal. To use your balance, you must make purchases on your console. Unfortunately, even "purchasing" free content through the web site like trials requires an alternative method of payment tied to your account, though adding an empty MasterCard / Visa gift card that is registered for online purchases will work. Xbox One games can be purchased on the web site with your account balance.
  • Some sales are intended for Gold subscribers only, as noted within each section.
    On Xbox One, Gold trials of any length work for sales and Games with Gold. You must be an active Gold subscriber (paid or trial) to play Games with Gold purchases.
  • On Xbox 360, you must have at least a 1 month Gold subscription for sales and Games with Gold. Neither 48 hour trials, 14 day trials nor free weekends qualify.

  • All known sales and information on sales should make their way into the OP. Major Nelson usually updates his blog with new sales information every Tuesday.
  • ALL OFFERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE! No information within this thread can or should be construed as accurate (or still valid), therefore ...
  • Always verify Xbox Live Marketplace prices before your purchase!
  • Spend wisely, have fun, and enjoy!

Latest Sales Posts​

Jun 17 - Weekly Sale - Follow up

Jun 13 - CDPR

Jun 12 - Assetto Corsa / Isonzo / MLB The Show Stubs

Jun 10 - Weekly Sale - Follow up / Last chance

Jun 3 - Weekly Sale - Follow up / Last chance

May 30 - Skull & Bones

May 29 - Assetto Corsa Competizione

May 28 - Tera Coins / Terminal 81

May 27 - Weekly Sale - Last chance

May 23 - Activision

May 22 - Warhammer

May 21 - "Just for Everyone" deals - Party Games

May 20 - Weekly Sale - Follow up / Last chance

May 16 - Mid-week drops

May 13 - Weekly Sale - Follow up / Last chance

May 13 - Non-BC discounts

May 6 - Weekly Sale

Apr 29 - Weekly Sale - Follow up / Last chance

Apr 22 - Weekly Sale - Last chance

Apr 18 - Game Pass Super Saver / Publisher Spotlight

Apr 15 - Weekly Sale - Follow up / Last chance

Apr 8 - Weekly Sale - Last chance (discounts ending morning of Apr 9)​

Apr 4 - Spring Sale - Part 2

Apr 1 - Weekly Sale - Follow up

Mar 28 - Spring Sale Sneak Preview

Mar 25 - Weekly Sale - Follow up

Mar 18 - Weekly Sale - Follow up

Mar 11 - Weekly Sale - Follow up

Mar 4 - Weekly Sale - Follow up

Feb 26 - Weekly Sale

Feb 19 - Weekly Sale

Feb 14 - Anime Month, Pt 2

Feb 12 - Weekly Sale

Feb 5 - Weekly Sale

Jan 31 - Anime Month

Jan 29 - Weekly Sale - Follow up

Jan 22 - Weekly Sale - Follow up

Jan 16 - Exoprimal / Street Fighter 6

Jan 15 - Weekly Sale

Jan 8 - Weekly Sale - Follow up

Jan 2 - Last Chance Sale

Jan 1 - Weekly Sale - Follow up

Dec 25 - Weekly Sale

Dec 18 - Weekly Sale

Countdown Sale - Post 1 - Post 2 - Post 3 - Follow up

Latest Countdown Posts​

Game Pass potential departure dates​

Last updated - 2024-06-22
What is this?
Game prices in the Xbox store have a UTC end date associated with them. These dates generally fall into 5 categories :
  1. The item is currently on sale. These are usually the weekly sale items that end Tuesday mornings at 09:59:59 UTC.
  2. The item will go on sale, usually within 2-3 weeks. These are usually set to switch at 23:59:59 UTC, like the weekly sale on Monday evenings. Some of the major annual sales (Spring, Summer, Black Friday, Holiday) start on Thursday evening UTC, and some times appear to be random.
  3. The item is on Game Pass and is not currently or going to be on sale in the next few weeks. Third party games generally cluster around 09:59:59 UTC on the 1st and 16th of each month. Currently, at least one game is associated with every 1st and 16th through January 2025. The dates then spread out, ending with Human Fall Flat on July 1, 2028.
  4. First party and EA Play titles are farther out, starting in 2049, with many in 2799 and 9998.
  5. No date - some items do not have a price and so don't have a date. If the item is part of a bundle that has a price, the date from the bundle is used.
The list below uses the dates associated with games on Game Pass and EA Play. Time stamps in red are the regular Game Pass departure times and titles in red are confirmed to be leaving, either from Microsoft's regular news postings or by devs / publishers. Items available through Game Pass Core, currently on sale or not available for purchase are also color coded.

The date associated with a Game Pass game is not a guarantee it will leave on that date, but since March 2023 when the price data started getting analyzed, every game that's left Game Pass had been flagged as leaving on that date. It's given a number of people an extra heads up on the generally 2 week notice Microsoft provides.

If you have any questions about the list, please ask in the thread.

Most likely current and pending sales
2024-06-24 23:59:59
Amnesia: The Bunker​
Crusader Kings III​
DOOM Eternal (BATTLEMODE - PC) (PC) (Not available for purchase)
DOOM Eternal (BATTLEMODE) (Not available for purchase) - Game Pass Core
EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR™ - EA Play -​
Hello Neighbor 2​
Mortal Kombat 11​
My Time At Portia​
NHL® 24 Xbox One - EA Play -​
NHL® 24 Xbox Series X|S - EA Play -​
Planet of Lana​
Somerville​
The Evil Within​
The Evil Within (PC) (PC)​
The Evil Within® 2​
The Evil Within® 2 (PC) (PC)​
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5)​
The Walking Dead: Michonne - The Complete Season​
The Walking Dead: The Final Season - The Complete Season​

2024-06-25 09:59:59
An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire (PC)​
Arx Fatalis (PC)​
Chivalry 2 - Game Pass Core
Conan Exiles​
Dead Island 2​
Descenders - Game Pass Core
Dicey Dungeons​
DOOM (1993)​
DOOM 3​
DOOM 64​
DOOM II (Classic)​
Dordogne​
Dordogne (Windows) (PC)​
House Flipper​
Immortals Fenyx Rising™​
Injustice™ 2​
Injustice™ 2 - Standard Edition (PC)​
Lonely Mountains: Downhill​
My Friend Peppa Pig​
Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom - The Prince's Edition​
Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare 2 - EA Play - 2019-05-08​
Quake​
Quake 4 (PC)​
Quake II​
Quake III Arena (PC)​
RAGE​
RAGE 2​
RAGE 2 (PC) (PC)​
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PC)​
Roboquest​
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated​
The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard (PC)​
The Walking Dead: Season Two​
Wolfenstein 3D (PC)​
Wreckfest - Game Pass Core

2024-07-01 23:59:59
A Plague Tale: Requiem​
Chants of Sennaar​
Evil West​
Isonzo​
Let's Build a Zoo​
TOEM​

2024-07-02 09:59:59
Anuchard​
Assassin's Creed® Valhalla​
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege (Not available for purchase)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege Deluxe Edition​
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands - Standard Edition (Game Pass only SKU)​
Venba​

2024-06-22 13:59:59
Galacticare​
Hauntii​
2024-06-23 09:59:59
Minecraft​
Minecraft Dungeons​
Minecraft Dungeons for Windows (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Minecraft Dungeons for Windows + Launcher (PC)​
Minecraft for Windows (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Minecraft Legends​
Minecraft Legends - Windows (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Minecraft Legends for Windows + Launcher (PC)​
Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC (PC)​
Minecraft: Java Edition (PC) (Not available for purchase)
2024-06-25 13:59:59
Football Manager 2024 (PC)​
Football Manager 2024 Console​
2024-06-25 23:59:59
Killer Instinct: Anniversary Edition​
Killer Instinct: Anniversary Edition (PC)​
Overcooked! 2 - Game Pass Core
2024-06-26 15:59:59
Open Roads​
2024-06-26 21:59:59
Train Sim World® 4: Standard Edition​
2024-06-29 16:59:59
Humanity​
2024-07-01 09:59:59
Arcade Paradise​
Batman™: Arkham Knight​
Cricket 22​
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch​
Far Cry® 5​
Generation Zero®​
Injustice™ 2​
Injustice™ 2 - Standard Edition (PC)​
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy​
STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town - Digital Edition​
STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town - Windows Edition (PC)​
STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town - Windows Edition (PC) (Not available for purchase)
STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town (Not available for purchase)
Stranded Deep​
Stranded Deep (PC)​
Sword and Fairy: Together Forever​
2024-07-01 16:59:59
Tell Me Why: Chapter 2 (Not available for purchase)
Tell Me Why: Chapter 3 (Not available for purchase)
Tell Me Why: Chapters 1-3​
2024-07-04 13:59:59
Rolling Hills: Make Sushi, Make Friends​
2024-07-05 23:59:59
OCTOPATH TRAVELER II​
2024-07-08 13:59:59
Botany Manor​
Botany Manor (PC)​
2024-07-15 12:59:59
Harold Halibut​
2024-07-16 09:59:59
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus and Butterfly​
Common'hood​
Figment 2: Creed Valley​
Forager​
Forager (PC)​
Frostpunk (PC)​
Frostpunk: Console Edition​
Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ (moved from 2024-01-01)
My Friend Peppa Pig​
Neon Abyss​
Neon Abyss (PC)​
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion (PC)​
The Wandering Village (Game Preview)​
TOEM​
Watch Dogs®2​
2024-07-18 08:59:59
Still Wakes the Deep​
2024-07-22 13:59:59
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes​
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (Not available for purchase)
2024-07-24 15:59:59
Another Crab's Treasure​
2024-07-25 12:59:59
Manor Lords (Game Preview) (PC)​
2024-07-28 17:59:59
The Rewinder​
2024-08-01 09:59:59
A Short Hike​
Genesis Noir​
Genesis Noir: Windows Edition (PC)​
Goat Simulator (moved from 2024-05-01)
Inkulinati​
Roboquest​
This War of Mine: Final Cut (moved from 2024-05-16)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands - Standard Edition (Game Pass only SKU)​
Train Sim World® 4 (Not available for purchase)
Train Sim World® 4: Standard Edition​
Turbo Golf Racing​
Venba​
2024-08-07 15:59:59
Little Kitty, Big City​
2024-08-16 09:59:59
Airborne Kingdom​
Atomic Heart​
Atomic Heart (Windows) (PC)​
Conan Exiles​
EVERSPACE™ 2​
HUMANKIND™​
HUMANKIND™ (PC)​
Offworld Trading Company (PC)​
Shadow Warrior 3: Definitive Edition​
Shadow Warrior 3: Definitive Edition (PC)​
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre​
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - PC Edition (PC)​
2024-08-19 07:59:59
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II​
2024-09-01 09:59:59
Call of the Wild: The Angler™​
Disney Dreamlight Valley​
Goat Simulator Windows 10 (PC)​
Guilty Gear -Strive-​
Immortals Fenyx Rising™​
NBA 2K24 for Xbox One​
NBA 2K24 for Xbox Series X|S​
2024-09-16 09:59:59
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation (PC)​
Assassin's Creed® Odyssey​
Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom - The Prince's Edition​
Party Animals (moved from 2024-01-04)
PAYDAY 3​
Slime Rancher 2​
SpiderHeck​
Valheim (Game Preview)​
You Suck at Parking® Complete Edition​
2024-10-01 09:59:59
Cocoon​
Gotham Knights​
Let's Build a Zoo​
Loop Hero​
My Time At Portia (moved from 2024-01-09)
My Time At Portia (PC)​
PAW Patrol: Grand Prix​
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy​
The Walking Dead: Season 1 (PC)​
The Walking Dead: Season 2 (PC)​
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide​
2024-10-16 09:59:59
Dyson Sphere Program (Game Preview) (PC)​
F1® Manager 2023​
From Space​
Like a Dragon: Ishin!​
Scorn​
Stellaris (PC)​
Stellaris: Console Edition​
2024-11-01 09:59:59
Deep Rock Galactic - Game Pass Core
Football Manager 2024 (PC)​
Football Manager 2024 Console​
Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery (moved from 2023-11-01)
Headbangers: Rhythm Royale​
Lonely Mountains: Downhill​
Mineko's Night Market​
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 2 (PC)​
2024-11-16 09:59:59
Dicey Dungeons​
Dune: Spice Wars​
Dungeons 4​
Dungeons 4 (Win) (PC)​
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name​
Persona 5 Tactica​
Somerville​
2024-12-01 09:59:59
Amnesia: The Bunker​
Car Mechanic Simulator 2021​
Clone Drone in the Danger Zone​
Monster Sanctuary​
Monster Sanctuary (Windows Version) (PC)​
Moonlighter​
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay​
Remnant: From the Ashes​
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC)​
Rollerdrome​
Soccer Story​
Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition​
The Walking Dead: The Final Season - The Complete Season​
The Walking Dead: The Final Season (PC)​
While the Iron's Hot​
World War Z: Aftermath​
World War Z: Aftermath (PC)​
2024-12-16 09:59:59
Ben 10: Power Trip​
Hello Neighbor 2​
No Man's Sky​
Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan​
The Gunk​
The Quarry for Xbox One​
The Quarry for Xbox Series X|S​
Tin Hearts​
2025-01-01 09:59:59
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Special Edition​
Close to the Sun​
Close to the Sun. (PC)​
Death's Door​
Death's Door (PC)​
Hell Let Loose​
House Flipper​
LEGO® 2K Drive Cross-Gen Standard Edition​
LEGO® 2K Drive for Xbox One​
LEGO® 2K Drive for Xbox Series X|S (Not available for purchase)
McPixel 3​
2025-01-16 09:59:59
Exoprimal​
Figment: Journey Into the Mind​
Insurgency: Sandstorm​
Insurgency: Sandstorm (Windows) (PC)​
Maquette​
Medieval Dynasty (moved from 2024-02-16)
Medieval Dynasty (Xbox One)​
Palworld (Game Preview)​
Those Who Remain​
Those Who Remain. (PC)​
2025-02-01 09:59:59
Anuchard​
Broforce​
Brotato​
Crusader Kings III​
Crusader Kings III (PC)​
Darkest Dungeon PC (PC)​
Darkest Dungeon®​
Escape Academy​
Go Mecha Ball​
MLB® The Show™ 24 Xbox One (Not available for purchase)
MLB® The Show™ 24 Xbox Series X|S (Not available for purchase)
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (moved from 2024-02-16)
Persona 3 Reload​
Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem​
Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem (PC)​
2025-02-16 09:59:59
A Little to the Left​
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night​
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (PC)​
Return to Grace​
Tales of Arise​
Tales of Arise (Windows) (PC)​
Tales of Arise (Xbox One) (Not available for purchase)
Tales of Arise (Xbox Series X|S) (Not available for purchase)
2025-03-01 09:59:59
Bluey: The Videogame​
Dead Island 2​
GRIS​
Gris (PC)​
Indivisible​
Indivisible (PC)​
Maneater​
Merge & Blade​
PAW Patrol World​
Space Engineers​
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun​
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun - Windows (PC)​
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (Not available for purchase)
2025-03-16 09:59:59
Evil West​
Evil West (Windows) (PC)​
Lies of P​
No More Heroes 3 Windows (PC)​
No More Heroes 3 Xbox​
No More Heroes 3 Xbox​
Solar Ash​
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated​
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated (PC)​
TUNIC (moved from 2024-04-01)
2025-04-01 09:59:59
HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED™ 2 - Turbocharged​
Lil Gator Game​
Monster Hunter Rise (moved from 2024-04-01)
Terra Invicta (Game Preview) (PC)​
The Lamplighters League - PC Edition (PC)​
The Yakuza Remastered Collection (moved from 2024-04-01)
The Yakuza Remastered Collection for Windows 10 (PC) (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza 0 (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza 0 for Windows 10 (PC) (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza 3 Remastered (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza 3 Remastered for Windows 10 (PC) (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza 4 Remastered (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza 4 Remastered for Windows 10 (PC) (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza 5 Remastered (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza 5 Remastered for Windows 10 (PC) (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life for Windows 10 (PC) (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza Kiwami (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza Kiwami 2 (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza Kiwami 2 for Windows 10 (PC) (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza Kiwami for Windows 10 (PC) (moved from 2024-04-01)
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (moved from 2024-04-01)
Zombie Army 4: Dead War​
2025-04-16 09:59:59
A Plague Tale: Requiem​
A Plague Tale: Requiem - Windows (PC)​
Coral Island​
Homestead Arcana​
Kona​
Orcs Must Die! 3​
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Not available for purchase)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Not available for purchase)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition​
2025-05-01 09:59:59
Have a Nice Death​
Kona II: Brume​
LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga (Game Pass only SKU) (Not available for purchase)
Sniper Elite 5​
The Last Case of Benedict Fox: Definitive Edition​
Thirsty Suitors​
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition​
2025-05-16 09:59:59
Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons​
Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons (PC)​
Chants of Sennaar​
Chants of Sennaar (Windows) (PC)​
Farming Simulator 22​
Farming Simulator 22 PC (PC)​
Jurassic World Evolution 2​
Planet of Lana​
2025-06-01 09:59:59
Against the Storm (PC)​
Cassette Beasts​
Firework (Windows) (PC)​
Goat Simulator 3​
Goat Simulator 3: Windows Edition (PC)​
Hypnospace Outlaw​
Moving Out 2​
PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION - Game Pass Core
Remnant II® - Standard Edition​
Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath: Vengance of the Slayer​
The Big Con​
2025-06-16 09:59:59
Depersonalization (PC)​
Far Cry® 6​
Isonzo​
Isonzo (Windows) (PC)​
Keplerth (PC)​
My Time at Sandrock​
My Time at Sandrock (Not available for purchase)
Sandrock Online (Not available for purchase)
Shadowrun Returns​
Shadowrun Trilogy​
Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut​
Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition​
The Callisto Protocol™ for Xbox One​
The Callisto Protocol™ for Xbox Series X|S​
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege (Not available for purchase)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege Deluxe Edition​
2025-07-15 09:59:59
Turnip Boy Robs a Bank​
2025-07-16 09:59:59
Assassin's Creed® Valhalla​
2025-08-01 09:59:59
Cooking Simulator (moved from 2024-02-16)
Cooking Simulator Windows (PC) (moved from 2024-02-16)
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's Edge (Not available for purchase) (moved from 2024-06-16)
NINJA GAIDEN Σ (Not available for purchase) (moved from 2024-06-16)
NINJA GAIDEN Σ2 (Not available for purchase) (moved from 2024-06-16)
NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection (moved from 2024-06-16)
Starbound (PC) (moved from 2024-05-01)
2025-08-16 09:59:59
PlateUp!​
2025-09-01 09:59:59
Sea of Stars​
2025-09-16 09:59:59
RESIDENT EVIL 2​
2025-10-16 09:59:59
Cities: Skylines II - PC Edition (PC)​
RESIDENT EVIL 3 for Windows (PC)​
2025-11-01 09:59:59
Jusant​
Return to Monkey Island​
Wartales​
2025-11-16 09:59:59
Spirittea​
2025-12-01 09:59:59
Lords of the Fallen​
Lords of the Fallen (PC)​
OCTOPATH TRAVELER​
SteamWorld Build​
2025-12-16 09:59:59
Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition​
2026-03-16 09:59:59
Lightyear Frontier (Game Preview)​
2026-04-01 09:59:59
Cities: Skylines - Remastered​
Cities: Skylines - Windows 10 Edition (PC)​
Cities: Skylines - Xbox One Edition​
2026-05-01 09:59:59
Citizen Sleeper​
DayZ (moved from 2024-05-01)
Descenders - Game Pass Core
2026-05-16 09:59:59
Shadowrun Returns PC (PC)​
Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut PC (PC)​
Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition PC (PC)​
2026-06-01 09:59:59
ASTRONEER - Game Pass Core
Dead by Daylight​
Dead by Daylight Windows (PC)​
theHunter: Call of the Wild™​
theHunter: Call of the Wild™ - Windows 10 (PC)​
2026-06-16 09:59:59
Among Us - Game Pass Core
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge - Game Pass Core
2026-07-01 09:59:59
Slay The Spire - Game Pass Core
Slay The Spire (PC)​
Unpacking - Game Pass Core
2026-07-16 09:59:59
Golf With Your Friends - Game Pass Core
Golf With Your Friends (Windows Version) (PC)​
PowerWash Simulator - Game Pass Core (moved from 2024-07-16)
Techtonica (Game Preview)​
2026-08-01 09:59:59
Celeste - Game Pass Core
INSIDE - Game Pass Core
2026-08-16 09:59:59
Firewatch - Game Pass Core
LIMBO - Game Pass Core
LIMBO (PC)​
2026-09-16 09:59:59
Dead Cells - Game Pass Core
Dead Cells (PC)​
Spiritfarer®: Farewell Edition - Game Pass Core
Superliminal - Game Pass Core
2026-10-01 09:59:59
Chivalry 2 - Game Pass Core
2026-11-16 09:59:59
Wreckfest - Game Pass Core
Wreckfest (PC)​
2026-12-01 09:59:59
Stardew Valley - Game Pass Core
Stardew Valley (PC)​
Totally Reliable Delivery Service - Game Pass Core
Vampire Survivors - Game Pass Core
2027-02-01 09:59:59
Trailmakers​
2027-03-16 09:59:59
Control​
Control Standard Edition - Control Expansion Pack 1 The Foundation (PC)​
Control Standard Edition - Control Expansion Pack 2 AWE (PC)​
Control Standard Edition (PC)​
Control Ultimate Edition​
Control Ultimate Edition - Xbox Series X|S​
Control Ultimate Edition (PC)​
2027-04-01 09:59:59
SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE - Game Pass Core
2027-05-01 09:59:59
SnowRunner (moved from 2024-05-01)
SnowRunner (Windows 10) (PC) (moved from 2024-05-01)
2027-06-01 09:59:59
Terraria​
2027-06-16 09:59:59
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator​
2027-07-01 09:59:59
Assassin's Creed® Origins​
FOR HONOR​
2027-12-16 09:59:59
Overcooked! 2 - Game Pass Core
Overcooked! 2 (PC)​
2028-07-01 09:59:59
Human Fall Flat - Game Pass Core

Far future dates, mostly first party and EA Play
2048-12-30 23:59:59
Dead Space - EA Play - 2023-10-26​
EA SPORTS™ PGA TOUR™ - EA Play -​
F1® 23 - EA Play -​
GRID Legends - EA Play - 2022-09-01​
Madden NFL 24 - EA Play -​
STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor™ - EA Play -​
Super Mega Baseball™ 4 - EA Play -​
WILD HEARTS™ Standard Edition - EA Play -​
2049-12-30 23:59:59
Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition​
Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition (4K HDR bundle) (PC)​
Madden NFL 24 Xbox One (Not available for purchase) - EA Play -​
Madden NFL 24 Xbox Series X|S (Not available for purchase) - EA Play -​
NHL® 24 Xbox One - EA Play -​
NHL® 24 Xbox Series X|S - EA Play -​
2098-12-31 23:59:59
Battlefield™ 1 - EA Play - 2019-05-08​
NBA LIVE 19 - EA Play - 2019-05-10​
Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare 2 - EA Play - 2019-05-08​
2099-02-01 19:59:59
Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition - Game Pass Core
2099-04-04 09:59:59
Halo Wars 2 (Not available for purchase)
2099-04-18 09:59:59
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 1 - The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 2​
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 1 - The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 3​
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 1 - The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 4​
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 1 - The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 5​
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 1 - The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Season Pass (Episodes 2-5)​
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5)​
2099-10-02 23:59:59
Forza Horizon 4 Formula Drift Car Pack​
2099-12-29 23:59:59
State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition - Game Pass Core
2100-06-12 23:59:59
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood​
2220-10-06 03:59:59
Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit Remastered - EA Play - 2021-06-25​
2220-10-13 23:59:59
Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition - EA Play -​
2220-10-22 23:59:59
Battlefield™ V (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2020-06-20​
2220-12-11 23:59:59
It Takes Two - Digital Version - EA Play - 2021-11-03​
2779-12-30 23:59:59
DIRT 5 - EA Play - 2021-08-10​
DiRT Rally 2.0 - EA Play - 2021-08-10​
2798-12-30 21:59:59
Wasteland Remastered​
2798-12-31 23:59:59
Fuzion Frenzy®​
The Elder Scrolls® Online - Game Pass Core
Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection​
2799-01-14 23:59:59
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (PC)​
2799-02-01 09:59:59
Halo Wars 2 (PC) (Not available for purchase)
2799-02-08 09:59:59
The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season​
2799-02-08 23:59:59
Forza Horizon 5 Standard Edition​
2799-02-17 23:59:59
Wolfenstein: Youngblood​
Wolfenstein: Youngblood (PC) (PC)​
2799-02-28 09:59:59
The Walking Dead: Season Two​
2799-03-02 23:59:59
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (PC)​
2799-03-07 23:59:59
Halo Infinite (Campaign)​
2799-03-11 23:59:59
Dishonored® Definitive Edition​
Dishonored® Definitive Edition (PC) (PC)​
DOOM (1993)​
DOOM 3​
DOOM 64​
DOOM II (Classic)​
Fallout 4 - Game Pass Core
Fallout 4 (PC) (PC)​
Oblivion​
Prey (Cloud Gaming enabled)​
Prey (PC)​
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind​
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind​
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year Edition (PC) (PC)​
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition (PC) (PC)​
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (PC) (PC)​
The Evil Within​
The Evil Within (PC) (PC)​
Wolfenstein: The New Order​
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC) (PC)​
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood​
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (PC) (PC)​
2799-03-16 23:59:59
DOOM Eternal (BATTLEMODE - PC) (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Fallout 76 - Game Pass Core
Fallout 76 - PC (PC)​
2799-03-17 23:59:59
DOOM Eternal (BATTLEMODE) (Not available for purchase) - Game Pass Core
2799-03-20 23:59:59
Sea of Thieves: 2024 Edition​
2799-03-24 07:59:59
Bleeding Edge​
2799-03-26 23:59:59
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition​
2799-03-28 09:59:59
The Walking Dead: Michonne - Ep. 1, In Too Deep​
The Walking Dead: Michonne - Ep. 1, In Too Deep - The Walking Dead: Michonne - Ep. 2, Give No Shelter​
The Walking Dead: Michonne - Ep. 1, In Too Deep - The Walking Dead: Michonne - Ep. 3, What We Deserve​
The Walking Dead: Michonne - The Complete Season​
2799-03-28 23:59:59
Lost in Random™ - EA Play - 2022-04-13​
2799-04-10 23:59:59
Ori and the Will of the Wisps - Game Pass Core
2799-04-29 23:59:59
Joy Ride Turbo​
2799-05-12 23:59:59
Psychonauts​
Psychonauts (Windows 10) (PC)​
2799-05-17 23:59:59
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries​
2799-05-18 23:59:59
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut​
2799-05-31 23:59:59
Banjo Kazooie: N n B​
Banjo-Kazooie​
Banjo-Tooie​
Disneyland Adventures​
Fable III​
Gears of War​
Gears of War 2​
Gears of War: Judgment​
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Not available for purchase)
Halo 5: Guardians - Game Pass Core
Halo: Spartan Assault​
Jetpac Refuelled​
Kameo​
Perfect Dark Zero​
Rush: A DisneyPixar Adventure​
Sunset Overdrive​
Viva Piñata​
Viva Piñata: TIP​
2799-06-09 05:59:59
Crackdown 3​
Crackdown 3: Campaign (Not available for purchase)
Crackdown 3: Wrecking Zone (Not available for purchase)
Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition - Game Pass Core
Gears of War 4​
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Windows 10 (PC)​
Halo: Spartan Assault (Mobile / PC)​
Halo: Spartan Strike​
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (PC)​
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (PC)​
ReCore​
2799-06-09 06:58:59
Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition (PC) - Game Pass Core
Sunset Overdrive (PC)​
2799-06-09 23:59:59
Gears 5​
The Outer Worlds​
The Outer Worlds (PC)​
2799-06-13 18:59:59
Arx Fatalis (PC)​
BATTLETECH (PC)​
Dishonored®: Death of the Outsider™​
Dishonored®: Death of the Outsider™ (PC) (PC)​
DOOM​
Fallout (PC)​
Fallout 2 (PC)​
Fallout 3​
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (PC)​
Fallout Tactics (PC)​
Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition (PC)​
Psychonauts 2 - Game Pass Core
RAGE​
The Evil Within® 2​
The Evil Within® 2 (PC) (PC)​
Wolfenstein II: Standard Edition (PC)​
Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus™​
2799-06-14 23:59:59
ScreamRide​
2799-06-17 23:59:59
The Bard's Tale ARPG : Remastered and Resnarkled​
2799-06-21 23:59:59
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (Not available for purchase)
2799-06-26 23:59:59
Torment: Tides of Numenera (PC)​
2799-06-30 23:59:59
Banjo Kazooie: N n B (Not available for purchase)
Banjo-Kazooie (Not available for purchase)
Banjo-Tooie (Not available for purchase)
Fable II​
GoldenEye 007 (Not available for purchase)
Jetpac Refuelled (Not available for purchase)
Perfect Dark​
Perfect Dark (Not available for purchase)
Perfect Dark Zero (Not available for purchase)
Rare Replay​
Ryse: Legendary Edition​
Ryse: Son of Rome (Not available for purchase)
State of Decay: Year-One (Not available for purchase)
2799-07-13 23:59:59
Halo 3 (PC)​
2799-07-18 23:59:59
BLiNX: The Time Sweeper​
Crimson Skies®: High Road to Revenge™​
2799-07-21 23:59:59
Grounded - Game Pass Core
2799-08-13 14:59:59
The Bard's Tale Trilogy​
2799-08-16 23:59:59
Microsoft Solitaire Collection​
2799-08-17 23:59:59
New Super Lucky's Tale​
2799-08-19 14:59:59
Age of Empires Definitive Edition (PC)​
2799-08-19 19:59:59
Quake​
Quake III Arena (PC)​
2799-08-19 23:59:59
Battletoads​
2799-08-24 23:59:59
Halo Infinite​
2799-08-27 14:59:59
The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut​
2799-08-31 23:59:59
Fable Anniversary - Game Pass Core
Gears of War 3​
Mass Effect​
2799-09-19 23:59:59
Tell Me Why​
Tell Me Why: Chapter 2 (Not available for purchase)
Tell Me Why: Chapter 3 (Not available for purchase)
Tell Me Why: Chapters 1-3​
Wasteland 3​
Wasteland 3 (PC) (PC)​
2799-09-22 02:59:59
Halo 3: ODST (PC)​
2799-09-30 23:59:59
Dishonored 2 - Game Pass Core
Dishonored 2 (PC)​
DOOM Eternal Standard Edition - Game Pass Core
Phoenix Point​
2799-10-07 23:59:59
Brütal Legend​
2799-10-14 23:59:59
Fallout: New Vegas (BC)​
2799-10-27 23:59:59
Day of the Tentacle Remastered​
Full Throttle Remastered​
Grim Fandango Remastered​
2799-10-28 14:59:59
Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition (PC)​
2799-11-03 23:59:59
Minecraft Launcher (PC)​
2799-11-08 23:59:59
Battlefield™ 2042 Xbox One - EA Play -​
2799-11-09 15:59:59
Gears Tactics​
2799-11-14 23:59:59
Halo 4 (PC)​
Halo: Reach (PC)​
Halo: The Master Chief Collection​
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 3: ODST​
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo: Reach​
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (PC)​
RAGE 2​
RAGE 2 (PC) (PC)​
2799-11-16 23:59:59
ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition (PC) (Not available for purchase)
ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition (Not available for purchase)
2799-11-23 00:59:59
Forza Horizon 5 (Not available for purchase)
Forza Motorsport (Not available for purchase)
2799-11-23 23:59:59
Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition - Game Pass Core
2799-12-03 15:59:59
DOOM Eternal Standard Edition (PC) (PC)​
2799-12-07 23:59:59
Need for Speed™ Unbound - EA Play - 2023-06-22​
2799-12-11 23:59:59
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition (PC) (PC)​
2799-12-13 23:59:59
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition​
2799-12-17 23:59:59
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - Game Pass Core
2799-12-30 23:59:59
Battlefield 4 - EA Play - 2019-05-08​
Battlefield™ 2042 Xbox Series X|S (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2022-11-22​
Burnout™ Paradise Remastered - EA Play - 2018-11-11​
Fe - EA Play - 2018-09-03​
Immortals of Aveum™ - EA Play -​
Mirror's Edge™ Catalyst - EA Play - 2019-05-14​
Need for Speed Rivals - EA Play - 2019-05-08​
Need for Speed™ - EA Play - 2019-05-08​
Need for Speed™ Heat - EA Play - 2020-07-14​
Need for Speed™ Payback - EA Play - 2019-05-08​
NHL® 94 REWIND - EA Play - 2021-03-01​
Peggle 2 - EA Play - 2019-05-14​
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - EA Play - 2019-05-08​
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville™ - EA Play - 2020-03-04​
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order™ - EA Play - 2020-11-10​
STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II - EA Play - 2019-05-08​
STAR WARS™: Squadrons - EA Play -​
Super Mega Baseball 3 - EA Play - 2022-03-03​
The Sims™ 4 - EA Play -​
The Sims™ 4 EA Play Edition (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2023-05-22​
Titanfall® 2 - EA Play - 2019-05-08​
UFC® 4 - EA Play -​
Unravel - EA Play - 2019-05-08​
Unravel Two - EA Play - 2019-01-19​
2799-12-31 22:59:59
skate. (2007) - EA Play - 2021-08-05​
9998-12-30 00:00:00
A Way Out - EA Play - 2019-11-02​
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition​
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (PC)​
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Not available for purchase)
Alice: Madness Returns - EA Play - 2019-10-25​
An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire (PC)​
Anthem™ - EA Play - 2019-10-09​
ARK: Survival Ascended​
ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition​
ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition (PC)​
Army of Two™ - EA Play - 2018-11-11​
As Dusk Falls​
Battlefield 3™ - EA Play - 2011-10-08​
Battlefield™ 1 Revolution - EA Play -​
Battlefield™ Hardline (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2018-07-08​
Bejeweled 2 - EA Play - 2008-03-08​
Bejeweled 3 - EA Play - 2011-10-14​
BLACK™ - EA Play -​
Broken Age​
Broken Age (PC)​
Contrast​
Costume Quest​
Costume Quest 2​
Crysis - EA Play - 2020-07-09​
Crysis 2 - EA Play - 2020-07-09​
Dante's Inferno™ - EA Play - 2018-08-02​
Dead Space (2008) - EA Play - 2008-10-08​
Dead Space™ 2 - EA Play -​
Dead Space™ 3 - EA Play -​
Dead Space™ Ignition - EA Play - 2010-10-13​
DEATHLOOP​
Diablo® IV (Not available for purchase)
Dragon Age: Origins - EA Play -​
Dragon Age™ 2 - EA Play -​
Dragon Age™: Inquisition (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2014-10-28​
Feeding Frenzy - EA Play - 2008-03-15​
Feeding Frenzy 2 - EA Play - 2008-09-17​
FIGHT NIGHT CHAMPION - EA Play -​
Forza Horizon 4 (Not available for purchase)
Forza Motorsport Standard Edition​
Gang Beasts - Game Pass Core
Ghostwire: Tokyo​
Halo 2: Anniversary (PC)​
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition​
Heavy Weapon - EA Play - 2008-03-15​
Hi-Fi RUSH​
Killer Instinct: Anniversary Edition​
Killer Instinct: Anniversary Edition (PC)​
Mass Effect 2 - EA Play -​
Mass Effect™ 3 - EA Play -​
Mass Effect™: Andromeda (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2017-03-15​
MASSIVE CHALICE​
Medal of Honor Airborne - EA Play - 2008-03-15​
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Not available for purchase)
Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard 40th Anniversary Edition​
Minecraft​
Minecraft Dungeons​
Minecraft Dungeons for Windows (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Minecraft Dungeons for Windows + Launcher (PC)​
Minecraft for Windows (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Minecraft Legends​
Minecraft Legends - Windows (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Minecraft Legends for Windows + Launcher (PC)​
Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC (PC)​
Minecraft: Java Edition (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Mirror's Edge™ - EA Play - 2008-11-05​
MLB® The Show™ 24 Xbox Series X|S (Not available for purchase)
Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch™ Remastered​
Peggle - EA Play - 2018-11-11​
Pentiment​
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire - Ultimate Edition (PC) (PC)​
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Ultimate Edition​
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition​
Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition (PC)​
Plants vs. Zombies - EA Play - 2010-09-24​
Quake 4 (PC)​
Quake II​
Quantum Break​
Quantum Break (PC)​
Redfall​
RESIDENT EVIL 3 for Xbox (Not available for purchase)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PC)​
Rise of Nations: Extended Edition (PC)​
Sea of Solitude - EA Play - 2020-01-21​
Skate 3 - EA Play -​
SSX - EA Play - 2012-02-21​
Stacking​
STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2018-11-11​
Starfield​
The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard (PC)​
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 1​
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Episode 1) (PC)​
Torment: Tides of Numenera​
We Happy Few​
We Happy Few (PC)​
Wolfenstein 3D (PC)​
Zuma - EA Play - 2008-03-15​
Zuma's Revenge! - EA Play - 2012-07-07​
No set date
Assassin's Creed® Odyssey (Game Pass only SKU) (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Assassin's Creed® Origins (Game Pass only SKU) (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Assassin's Creed® Valhalla (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Crysis® 3 (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2020-07-09​
Diablo® IV PC (PC) (Not available for purchase)
EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23 Standard Edition Xbox One (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2023-05-16​
EA SPORTS™ FIFA 23 Standard Edition Xbox Series X|S (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2023-05-16​
EA SPORTS™ UFC® 3 (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2020-08-19​
F1® 22 Xbox One (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2023-06-30​
F1® 22 Xbox Series X|S (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2023-06-30​
Far Cry® 5 (Game Pass only SKU) (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Far Cry® 6 (PC) (Not available for purchase)
FIFA 22 Xbox One (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2021-11-21​
FIFA 22 Xbox Series X|S (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2021-11-21​
FOR HONOR : MARCHING FIRE EDITION (PC) (Not available for purchase)
FOR HONOR : MARCHING FIRE EDITION (Not available for purchase)
Immortals Fenyx Rising™ (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Iron Brigade - Rise of the Martian Bear (Not available for purchase)
Iron Brigade (Not available for purchase)
League of Legends (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Legends of Runeterra (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Madden NFL 23 Xbox One (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2023-02-09​
Madden NFL 23 Xbox Series X|S (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2023-02-09​
Minecraft Preview (Not available for purchase)
Minecraft Preview for Windows (PC) (Not available for purchase)
NHL® 21 (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2021-04-12​
NHL® 23 Xbox One (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2023-04-13​
NHL® 23 Xbox Series X|S (Not available for purchase) - EA Play - 2023-04-13​
Starfield: Old Mars Skin Pack (Not available for purchase)
Super Lucky's Tale (Not available for purchase)
Teamfight Tactics (PC) (Not available for purchase)
The Cave (Not available for purchase)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege (Game Pass only SKU) (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands - Standard Edition (PC) (Not available for purchase)
VALORANT (PC) (Not available for purchase)
Watch Dogs®2 (PC) (Not available for purchase)
 
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In even bigger and worse news today, Vudu will change its name to Fandango At Home

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The four Xbox games going multiplatform make total sense though. Two of them are free to play/multiplayer focused, and the other two were digital only where almost everyone just played them on Game Pass, meaning they probably didn't make any money and this is a way to recoup costs.

I'd love a physical release of Pentiment on Switch, and a physical release of Hi-Fi Rush on Xbox.
 
The four Xbox games going multiplatform make total sense though. Two of them are free to play/multiplayer focused, and the other two were digital only where almost everyone just played them on Game Pass, meaning they probably didn't make any money and this is a way to recoup costs.

I'd love a physical release of Pentiment on Switch, and a physical release of Hi-Fi Rush on Xbox.
Neither Sea of Thieves or Grounded are free to play. Halo is the only modern F2P worth noting, though technically now Overwatch and Warzone count as Xbox games.
 
FWIW, Helldivers 2 is pretty damn fun…when matchmaking is working. Haven’t played too many multiplayer games on PlayStation. Actually feels a little weird, lol.

#halo
 
If these four games do well, there’s no reason for them to not bring other stuff. I’ll still play Game Pass while I have it, but I’d be lying if I said this whole thing didn’t have me considering just moving to PC and PS5 in the future.
I'm sort of in that boat, but happy on the Xbox train. I have a rig that can play any current games at pretty high settings. But mostly have been sticking to console and smaller games (like Brotato). But I have the ability to play Starfield at over 100fps and to catch those Playstation titles when they port them over to Steam.
 
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Before the chaos begins, any recommendations for a Game Pass game to play every day for a quick achievement?

I also predict there will be some older Act-Blizz games coming to GP this week
I was doing Brotato. Now I'm milking Rare Replay.


Oh yeah 500 DRP for me on new Ax murderer game.
 
there are 34 million game pass subscribers with some of them being core converted from gold subscribers so it didnt grow. for this to be profitable for all parties involved they need plenty more. if not then microsoft might not have a choice but to release their games on other platforms and release game pass everywhere
 
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Xbox related since they now own CoD. But it will be interesting to see where this goes. If anyone pays attention to esports scene they would see the merit of this lawsuit. And honestly i hope it brings about some change to Cod as well as Overwatch.
I don't like any of this corporate ran league nonsense, just pushing artificial interest to draw in advertising money. I don't know shit about the CoD leagues though.
 
there are 34 million game pass subscribers with some of them being core converted from gold subscribers so it didnt grow. for this to be profitable for all parties involved they need plenty more. if not then microsoft might not have a choice but to release their games on other platforms and release game pass everywhere
That's a good point, converting Gold to 'Core' inflates those numbers compared to what they were beforehand. It's a smart move though when considering PS Plus is a single service with tiers and MS was previously trying to convince people who already paid for Gold to do Game Pass as well.
 
Watching skill ups review of skull and bones. A supposed AAAA $70 game. I would love to hear the story someday behind the scenes of this game. 11 years of development to make a bad to ok (and he even says it's only an OK game in a world where Black Flag doesnt exist) game.
 
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Watching skill ups review of skull and bones. A supposed AAAA $70 game. I would love to hear the story someday behind the scenes of this game. 11 years of development to make a bad to ok game.
Kotaku actually did a write up of it a few years back. Basically same ol of mismanagement and the whole moving production to Singapore and opening up a whole new studio to catch some tax breaks just really bit them in the ass.
 
Xbox certainly has the upper hand when it comes to things just working better. I played some Yakuza 0 on PS, and to create a save, 4 different system screens popped up. Played the same thing on Series X today, and nothing pops up when I save…it just saves like normal lol. I have no idea why PS5 has to go through all that to save the game.

Also, the addition of touch controls for local remote play is awesome!
 
And yet we still get people posting tweets of more rumors and speculation. Some people will never learn.

If it was completely false they would have denied it right away with a memo or message but instead they waited a week later to address it. They also never outright denied the rumors about Starfield and Indiana Jones are heading to the other consoles. All he said was that the first four games that are going to the other consoles are not those two. Everything is so scripted and rehearsed to control the damage. Oh yeah, but here's Diablo IV to distract you.

But this will be the last time I discuss about this.
 
Rumors and speculation will almost always get posted anyways. We are are a very active thread with a lot of filler posts, so anything that drives actual discuss is welcome, even if rumors end up false.
 
Rumors and speculation will almost always get posted anyways. We are are a very active thread with a lot of filler posts, so anything that drives actual discuss is welcome, even if rumors end up false.
Some of these rumors were obviously false before being posted. Exclusives going multi-platform turned into Xbox is getting out of the console business. What leaps some people make.
 
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Goat Simulator
Goat Simulator Windows 10 (PC)
Merge & Blade
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire - Ultimate Edition (PC) (PC)
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Ultimate Edition
Soul Hackers 2
You would think they would try to keep pillars of eternity 2 on there so people could play it before Avowed comes out. But I guess if I haven't even started the first game yet it's probably not that likely I will rush through both of them anyway.

It's weird when you own the studios that developed games but the publishing was done by another company. So I'm sure they need to renegotiate the streaming rights if they want to keep it long term.
 
If it was completely false they would have denied it right away with a memo or message but instead they waited a week later to address it. They also never outright denied the rumors about Starfield and Indiana Jones are heading to the other consoles. All he said was that the first four games that are going to the other consoles are not those two. Everything is so scripted and rehearsed to control the damage. Oh yeah, but here's Diablo IV to distract you.

But this will be the last time I discuss about this.

I still fail to understand what it is you're upset about. Are you wanting to sell your Xbox just so that you can wait years for an Xbox game to come to your precious Playstation? I can see Starfield getting a 10 year anniversary edition and going over to other platforms, same as they did with Skyrim. Are you really going to be upset because Starfield went over to Playstation 10 years later?

We have a roadmap of games, Diablo 4 coming next month, new hardware coming this holiday, no price hikes, Game Pass continues to be the best deal in gaming. Xbox gamers eating good right now! :cool:
 
If these four games do well, there’s no reason for them to not bring other stuff. I’ll still play Game Pass while I have it, but I’d be lying if I said this whole thing didn’t have me considering just moving to PC and PS5 in the future.

I've been building PCs since most of you were still in diapers. I've moved primarily over to consoles for gaming. Looking at GPU prices here in Canada and a 4090 is going for $3000. And that's just the GPU. Who can even afford to build a gaming PC these days? And if you can afford to spend $3000 on a GPU then you probably don't need to be on cheapassgamer. 😅

I remember being extremely jealous of seeing PC games running at 60 fps last generation, which is what we were promised we'd be getting from consoles this generation. Sure $500 for a console is kind of expensive but compared to PC prices it's still kind of a steal.
 
As a parent, I look at Phil's wording as the same way I word stuff to my kids. Since a large portion of the vocal gaming community that replies to him or sends him messages acts like kids, I assume he uses the same logic. If my son asks me if he can play video games all morning on Saturday, even if that is currently okay, I always make my response ambiguous enough to say something like "Currently we have no plans Saturday morning so you should be able to play your game, but if something else comes up, it might interfere with that plan".

I feel like Phil Spencer is doing the same thing. Currently all they have planned on the books is to put these 4 games onto other consoles/ecosystems. However, if in 3 years from now, they put Starfield Legendary Collection onto Playstation 6, Phil doesn't want everyone retweeting him saying that Starfield is never coming to other consoles.

I don't feel like anything he said takes away from the fact that Xbox consoles are still the top priority for the Xbox team and they have no plans to leave the console ecosystem. I could see Nintendo or Playstation wording a statement a similar way if they were asked the same question. If Nintendo were asked "Will Zelda Tears of the Kingdom ever come to another companies console?" I would fully expect them to respond "We currently have no plans to release Tears of the Kingdom on other companies consoles" You always want to leave that door open in case something in your business changes.
 
Happy Friday! Here are some spare movie codes. I think they all work. Don't get greedy y'all, please just take one.

All are 4K:

  • Mad Max 72K4VEC3LX6GMXN1
  • The rest of the Max Max Movies: 7PW3HBLMQYLQCKP5
  • Once Upon a Time In Hollywood 3TZ0WZKPQVHS4ZZ5
  • Moana X7FKASMCDHL
  • Raimi Spider-Man series:
    • Spider-Man 3ARC K7D9 5QGS CDD7
    • Spider-Man 2 3XR0 6YL3 GWB9 2RT4
    • Spider-Man 3 3AXG NMQ4 DT66 OU96
 
Happy Friday! Here are some spare movie codes. I think they all work. Don't get greedy y'all, please just take one.

All are 4K:

  • Mad Max 72K4VEC3LX6GMXN1
  • The rest of the Max Max Movies: 7PW3HBLMQYLQCKP5
  • Once Upon a Time In Hollywood 3TZ0WZKPQVHS4ZZ5
  • Moana X7FKASMCDHL
  • Raimi Spider-Man series:
    • Spider-Man 3ARC K7D9 5QGS CDD7
    • Spider-Man 2 3XR0 6YL3 GWB9 2RT4
    • Spider-Man 3 3AXG NMQ4 DT66 OU96
Thanks! Grabbed Mad Max. Only one I was missing from the series weirdly enough.
 
Watching skill ups review of skull and bones. A supposed AAAA $70 game. I would love to hear the story someday behind the scenes of this game. 11 years of development to make a bad to ok (and he even says it's only an OK game in a world where Black Flag doesnt exist) game.

Basically what's happening is that Ubisoft is going around opening studios in different countries looking for subsidies and kickbacks from their respective governments. I believe that is the same thing that happened to the Ubisoft India team and the Prince of Persia remake, that team was woefully underqualified for the project so Ubisoft had to scrap the development and give it to another team.

Interesting video about Skull and Bones:

Here's the Kotaku article that bardockkun referenced up above:
 
I also agree with @Donken here, that's what I got out of that podcast as well, the wording is very clear and concise.
Additionally I'd say they want to avoid a situation like this:

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While the statement was true at the time, a LOT of the fanbase were accusing them as liars, after Sony started porting their games to PC. Something they thought would never happen, then it shifted to "day and date" will never happen, but with the latest Sony news (and Helldivers 2) that also seems to change and Day and Date on Playstation/PC will be more likely. Going down that route, even Sony might get to the point where they will actually port their games to other consoles, even though right now there's no word of it. Plans change over time, and the gaming industry is a rather fast paced space.

Same goes for that all digital future... while maybe not liked by all, the indicators are there... PC gaming basically gave up on physical a decade ago, and you can bet cnsoles won't hold on to them forever either...don't get me wrong it's good to have options and I like my occasional collector's edition but I'm also very comfortable with the digital libraries that I build on my different systems (at least in terms of gaming, movies and series are bit too widespread to have them all in one place at least over here)
 
I know there is a lot of talk that it is only these 4 games, but lets face it; if they make money, then they will move more games over. I wish Sony would do the same (stinks my xbox friends can't play Helldivers).

Console war seems like its turning into more of an iPhone vs Android with people on both isdes claiming superiority when (to me) it comes down to what you are used to.
 
Man some of these responses are wild. It is crazy how certain Xbox fans heard a completely different message yesterday than platform agnostics.

There is one main takeaway from this messaging: It's that MS is a bit apprehensive about announcing which big title(s) are coming to other consoles. That was the theme of this chat right from the beginning. This was all delivered in a way to temper expectations, break the news lightly, and weather the storm for future online discourse. Something big like Forza (or probably more likely Halo or Gears) is coming to other platforms, and they aren't ready to deliver that message yet. MS wants to calm the nerves. This was an entire rehearsed chat of walking around on eggshells, tiptoeing on glass, done in order to blanket the internet with flame retardant and keep emotions in check. There are going to be leaks over new production during the upcoming hiring and development cycle and Xbox is trying to get out in front of those things. That was the lesson here. That's why this response occurred in the first place. Xbox is admitting that they are working on other platforms. This is just the beginning.

No one cares about Sea of Thieves or these four smaller titles. Just MS who wants to capitalize a bit more. They are not huge money makers let alone "system movers". They are complete non-factors. If anybody wanted to play Sea of Thieves then they already own an Xbox. I keep reading this common misconception that other ecosystems care about these titles, or that Gamepass is coming to PS. Why would Sony want that? They don't care. They don't need to share. People also have got to get out of this mindset that gamers would be willing to go through multiple platform connectivity paywalls AND pay service MTXs too. Nor pay a premium to get a lesser experience.

So many people seem to be missing the bigger picture and that's MS has paid to acquire a pseudo-majority stake in western gaming and now they need to recoup some of that batshit insane $70bil. valuation. Or else it was all for naught. THEY ARE THE DOG THAT CAUGHT THE CAR. So now what? Now they actually have to move units of full priced games. It ain't happening for them on their current system. Their primary IPs are already languishing. The writing is very clearly on the wall, and most gamers do not use an Xbox.
 
Man some of these responses are wild. It is crazy how certain Xbox fans heard a completely different message yesterday than platform agnostics.

There is one main takeaway from this messaging: It's that MS is a bit apprehensive about announcing which big title(s) are coming to other consoles. That was the theme of this chat right from the beginning. This was all delivered in a way to temper expectations, break the news lightly, and weather the storm for future online discourse. Something big like Forza (or probably more likely Halo or Gears) is coming to other platforms, and they aren't ready to deliver that message yet. MS wants to calm the nerves. This was an entire rehearsed chat of walking around on eggshells, tiptoeing on glass, done in order to blanket the internet with flame retardant and keep emotions in check. There are going to be leaks over new production during the upcoming hiring and development cycle and Xbox is trying to get out in front of those things. That was the lesson here. That's why this response occurred in the first place. Xbox is admitting that they are working on other platforms. This is just the beginning.

No one cares about Sea of Thieves or these four smaller titles. Just MS who wants to capitalize a bit more. They are not huge money makers let alone "system movers". They are complete non-factors. If anybody wanted to play Sea of Thieves then they already own an Xbox. I keep reading this common misconception that other ecosystems care about these titles, or that Gamepass is coming to PS. Why would Sony want that? They don't care. They don't need to share. People also have got to get out of this mindset that gamers would be willing to go through multiple platform connectivity paywalls AND pay service MTXs too. Nor pay a premium to get a lesser experience.

So many people seem to be missing the bigger picture and that's MS has paid to acquire a pseudo-majority stake in western gaming and now they need to recoup some of that batshit insane $70bil. valuation. Or else it was all for naught. THEY ARE THE DOG THAT CAUGHT THE CAR. So now what? Now they actually have to move units of full priced games. It ain't happening for them on their current system. Their primary IPs are already languishing. The writing is very clearly on the wall, and most gamers do not use an Xbox.
they wont be moving much in full priced units as far as first party is concerned due to in house games releasing day and date with game pass
 
Out of the rumored games I don't really see them selling crazy well except maybe Sea of Thieves. It's managed to maintain a decent player base on Xbox and Steam. Number 31 on Xbox right now and floating 25,000-30,000 average players on Steam.

Grounded is a wildcard. It's actually keeping up with Halo Infinite (disaster) on Steam at 3000 average players, but I dont think it has charted on Xbox for a while. Seems like a bad time for another survival game, but Palworld isn't on PS so maybe?

Hi-Fi Rush should do OK at the low price point, I don't think it'll be earth shattering.

Pentiment probably will flop, too niche.
 
Has anyone had issues with GameFly previously? They supposedly shipped Spider-Man 2 to me twice since Feb 1st and I haven’t received either. Of course they don’t ship with any tracking. I reported the second issue today and they ended up canceling my account with no mention of refunding the money I paid, and I was only halfway through the month…

“We have reviewed the shipping problems with your account and those in your local zip code and determined that we are temporarily unable to uphold our service commitment to you. Until we can guarantee the successful delivery of your rentals, regretfully, we are forced to close your account.

If any of the rentals that are currently marked with a shipping problem are recovered, please contact us immediately at [email protected]. At that time, we will review to determine if we can reactivate your account.

We are in business to serve our members and it is with great reluctance that we reach this conclusion.”
 
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Is there any way someone could have taken your mail? Tracking wouldn't have helped if that was the case, and it would be strange for two discs to go missing otherwise. There are even stories of mailmen stealing them.
 
Has anyone had issues with GameFly previously? They supposedly shipped Spider-Man 2 to me twice since Feb 1st and I haven’t received either. Of course they don’t ship with any tracking. I reported the second issue today and they ended up canceling my account with no mention of refunding the money I paid, and I was only halfway through the month…
Not yours. The replacements were always delivered. If you've had a good, long relationship with GF, I would ask to speak with a super and see what they can do.
 
Is there any way someone could have taken your mail? Tracking wouldn't have helped if that was the case, and it would be strange for two discs to go missing otherwise. There are even stories of mailmen stealing them.
Tracking would have shown if it was delivered or reached a certain destination and stopped moving. I work from home so I always know when mail gets delivered. I also rented Prince of Persia this month, and that was delivered fine. Almost like the discs didn’t actually ship out, but there’s no way to know.

Now I can’t even buy used games or anything from them lol
 
Something like the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie pack for MK11 will never happen again. 3 skins featuring the actual likenesses of the actors with all of their dialogue/intro lines rerecorded for $5.99. Now $10 gets you 1 skin from an old game. Haven't spent any money on the SF6 skins/avatar items. I doubt the Tekken shop will be much better with Bamco's poor financial results.
 
Aeterono Blade II got a weird refresh. They got the rights back to their game a year ago and finally put out a promised update for 4K, level design changes, bug fixes, and costume DLC.

So the weird part is, this was a free update on all platforms, including Xbox One, but on Series consoles they are also selling the native version separately for $15. I just booted the game and it's definitely running in 4K/60 now, the 11 new DLC items are available for both versions, and the store description is the same on both. I don't understand why they have done this, and I can't find any details on what is different.
 
Aeterono Blade II got a weird refresh. They got the rights back to their game a year ago and finally put out a promised update for 4K, level design changes, bug fixes, and costume DLC.

So the weird part is, this was a free update on all platforms, including Xbox One, but on Series consoles they are also selling the native version separately for $15. I just booted the game and it's definitely running in 4K/60 now, the 11 new DLC items are available for both versions, and the store description is the same on both. I don't understand why they have done this, and I can't find any details on what is different.

Is that game even any good?
 
You would think they would try to keep pillars of eternity 2 on there so people could play it before Avowed comes out. But I guess if I haven't even started the first game yet it's probably not that likely I will rush through both of them anyway.

It's weird when you own the studios that developed games but the publishing was done by another company. So I'm sure they need to renegotiate the streaming rights if they want to keep it long term.

Oh no, it's only Soul Hackers 2 that is leaving. Usually what I do is copy and paste the games that are expected to leave from Bloomy's list and then highlight the ones that are actually leaving. Also Versus Evil (publisher of PoE 2) died back in December so I wonder if it'll be really cheap to keep it on Game Pass.
 
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