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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
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I guess I am missing the point in the SS vs X1X debate here...my understanding was that if you are an X1X gamer then you are not the SS target demographic.... the words "upgrade from the 1X to the SS" just do not make sense to me.
In my scenario I'm getting the Series X for myself. I was going to give my son my One X. But, the Series S seems to be a slightly better product that is a bit more future proof. Microsoft is taking trade in's, so if it is generous enough, it may be worth the upgrade.

 
Sounds like Apple may be opening up to things like xCloud. Each game available to stream has to be submitted to them for review though. We’ll see how well that sits with MS. Still makes no sense since the games already are rated by the ESRB.

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/09/11/apple-updates-app-store-review-guidelines/
Each game also has to have its own app in the app store, and 30% of any DLC bought in the game goes to Apple (meaning Microsoft loses its entire cut). That probably kills it.

As far as Series S vs X1X goes, I have no doubt that any game that supports next gen features will be superior on the Series S - the SSD/CPU/new GPU features ensure that. What's not as clear is how BC games (a huge deal for almost everybody that posts here) will perform - will Xbox One games run in Xbox One S profile or will they run with X enhancements?

 
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I've seen it mentioned in the thread a bit ago but does everyone have the new store update? My roommate has had it for weeks and I still haven't received it. He also has a different version of Netflix than I do. Neither of us are in any preview program and we both have x1x.
 
I mean it even says the Series S upscales games to 4K in the link he provided! Maybe he should read his own link lol.
Weird that there’s the speculation that the SS won’t be able to run Xbox 1 X enhanced games then. Believe what you want but anyone “upgrading” from an X1X to an SS is making a mistake imo. And yes, upscaling is not the same as native 4K, it does make a difference. Also odd that your examples are all using PS4 titles.
 
Weird that there’s the speculation that the SS won’t be able to run Xbox 1 X enhanced games then. Believe what you want but anyone “upgrading” from an X1X to an SS is making a mistake imo. And yes, upscaling is not the same as native 4K, it does make a difference. Also odd that your examples are all using PS4 titles.
You mean the one but from the DF video?
I see ignore list grows. Whose alt is this? Stirring up bullshit from nowhere.
 
Sounds like Apple may be opening up to things like xCloud. Each game available to stream has to be submitted to them for review though. We’ll see how well that sits with MS. Still makes no sense since the games already are rated by the ESRB.

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/09/11/apple-updates-app-store-review-guidelines/
Yeah I wonder about that, because exactly like you said there isn't going to be stuff on Xcloud that isn't "up to the standards of Apple". I think they just hope they create enough roadblocks it's not feasible for MS to do it. That said since their EU "Monopoly" investigation is about to get into full swing with likely a US one to follow they might cave a little on this one thing to show "see we're doing something" Good for people that want to use Xcloud though so hope it works out.

 
Sounds like Apple may be opening up to things like xCloud. Each game available to stream has to be submitted to them for review though. We’ll see how well that sits with MS. Still makes no sense since the games already are rated by the ESRB.

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/09/11/apple-updates-app-store-review-guidelines/
I doubt the ESRB is the issue. More like the game being played inside xCloud able to access things outside the xCloud software. (except things like screenshots etc)

 
Since the announcement of Series X/S, a lot of people are putting up their One X/S on Craigslist now. Most of One Xs are going for $250 which is surprisingly reasonable for Craigslist standards.

 
In my scenario I'm getting the Series X for myself. I was going to give my son my One X. But, the Series S seems to be a slightly better product that is a bit more future proof. Microsoft is taking trade in's, so if it is generous enough, it may be worth the upgrade.
is "give son" code for "I want that little speaker looking bastard in my hands but have to justify a reason to get it"

I get where you're at but still don't see enough meat there; if the trade in deal is good enough then you're probably still going to lean to a 2nd X instead of the S... I mean considering your 1X is paid for and the S/X difference is $200...obviously at this point if cash is the issue why are you paying for the swap...(I get there may be unmentioned reasons so just saying based on all things equal to my knowledge)

 
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is "give son" code for "I want that little speaker looking bastard in my hands but have to justify a reason to get it"

I get where you're at but still don't see enough meat there; if the trade in deal is good enough then you're probably still going to lean to a 2nd X instead of the S... I mean considering your 1X is paid for and the S/X difference is $200...obviously at this point if cash is the issue why are you paying for the swap...(I get there may be unmentioned reasons so just saying based on all things equal to my knowledge)
Seems obvious the son is getting a lower system just to put him in his place. Can't let him think he is important enough to get the top tier one. That's right buying a cheaper level brand new console at release date is a way to assert his dominance over the lil punk.
 
There sure is a lot of definitive talk one way or another about the superiority or inferiority of Series S and One X.  I don't think numbers and specs are clear enough for anyone to be so sure about things.  I do have a hard time believing Microsoft would put out a "next gen" console (even their cheap one) that would be weaker and inferior to something from current gen.

 
https://www.gamespew.com/2020/09/xbox-series-s-wont-apply-xbox-one-x-enhancements-microsoft-confirms/

“Xbox Series S was designed to be the most affordable next generation console and play next generation games at 1440P at 60fps. To deliver the highest quality backwards compatible experience consistent with the developer’s original intent, the Xbox Series S runs the Xbox One S version of backward compatible games while applying improved texture filtering, higher and more consistent frame rates, faster load times and Auto HDR.”

So there it is - no X enhancements (so potentially lower quality textures/resolution), but you get better filtering and frame rates.

 
My main point ... if you have a 1X and are planning to upgrade, go with the Series X. Paying the extra $ will get you more value in the long run.

Personally I’m happy with my 1X, I see no need to upgrade but if I did, it wouldn’t be to an SS. And remember, there are no “next gen” games on the Xbox side in this new generation. At least not for the next year or two.

A game may look slightly better on a SS because of new architecture but it will always look best on a Series X (or PC). Touting whether the X1 or SS is better is like arguing over who will come in second. But if you can find an X1 for $150 or $200 as people sell them, then that might get you through the next year or two while you save for a Series X instead of a Series S.
 
https://www.gamespew.com/2020/09/xbox-series-s-wont-apply-xbox-one-x-enhancements-microsoft-confirms/

“Xbox Series S was designed to be the most affordable next generation console and play next generation games at 1440P at 60fps. To deliver the highest quality backwards compatible experience consistent with the developer’s original intent, the Xbox Series S runs the Xbox One S version of backward compatible games while applying improved texture filtering, higher and more consistent frame rates, faster load times and Auto HDR.”

So there it is - no X enhancements (so potentially lower quality textures/resolution), but you get better filtering and frame rates.
Well that's interesting. So it get some enhancements, but not all. So now we have backwards compatible titles for X1S, Enhanced for X1X, kind of Enhanced for XSS. Now will there be any new backward compatible titles that will exclusively run on the XSX or that will have unique enhancements?

I just want to get around to finishing Morrowind someday, but I must wait for the ultimate way to play it. May need to wait for the Ultra Pro version of the Series X when they do a mid generation revamp and upgrade.
 
My main point ... if you have a 1X and are planning to upgrade, go with the Series X. Paying the extra $ will get you more value in the long run.

Personally I’m happy with my 1X, I see no need to upgrade but if I did, it wouldn’t be to an SS. And remember, there are no “next gen” games on the Xbox side in this new generation. At least not for the next year or two.

A game may look slightly better on a SS because of new architecture but it will always look best on a Series X (or PC). Touting whether the X1 or SS is better is like arguing over who will come in second. But if you can find an X1 for $150 or $200 as people sell them, then that might get you through the next year or two while you save for a Series X instead of a Series S.
Not to be that guy but again... there will be immediate next gen games on the xbox side -- 3rd party next gen games (just no first party ones)

 
That decision to cheap out on the RAM is gonna bite them in the ass. Nobody wants to play OG Xbone versions of games. They should have just sold it for $350 and made sure the thing could handle the Xbone X enhancements.
 
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OK I'm confused I have a X1X already. Do I need to buy one of the new consoles to play the new releases?

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Depends on the game. Both The Medium and Scorn releasing in a couple of months can only be played on an Xbox Series X/S.

https://twitter.com/TheMediumGame/status/1258786146273955851?s=20

 
Not to be that guy but again... there will be immediate next gen games on the xbox side -- 3rd party next gen games (just no first party ones)
I've said this a handful of times over the last few months. It's making me wonder just how many people have ME on their Ignore list... :shock:

 
That decision to cheap out on the RAM is gonna bite them in the ass. Nobody wants to play OG Xbone versions of games. They should have just sold it for $350 and made sure the thing could handle the Xbone X enhancements.
They got one with all the ram you want, it costs $499. Not sure how that's going to bite them.

 
Y’all should just buy the Series X, I’ve seen the estimate between $1200-1500 to build a PC equal to it. Microsoft is most likely losing money on each one bought, it’s a great value, just fully adopt next gen and then you don’t have to worry about what the S can and can’t do.

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Y’all should just buy the Series X, I’ve seen the estimate between $1200-1500 to build a PC equal to it.
sounds like really misleading salesmanship. Comparing an unreleased product to current prices on pc components. At least make comparisons to soon-released cards like the rtx 3070 ($499 msrp in Oct).
 
Holy cheesy poofs!  I did not mean to start a big debate here. I was just curious how much more powerful the digital Series S was compared to my Cyberpunk physical 1X considering they were both $299[depending on the 1X bundle you did or didn't get of course]

 
Holy cheesy poofs! I did not mean to start a big debate here. I was just curious how much more powerful the digital Series S was compared to my Cyberpunk physical 1X considering they were both $299[depending on the 1X bundle you did or didn't get of course]
Now you're starting a whole other fight here. I didn't get in on that Cyberpunk bundle for $300. Had it in my cart, but the wife said no before changing her mind after they were all gone out of stock. :(

Now you're just rubbing it in my face like that. Looks like I need to buy a Series X to win this round. Lol.
 
Not to be that guy but again... there will be immediate next gen games on the xbox side -- 3rd party next gen games (just no first party ones)
Where have you heard that, because that goes against almost everything I’ve read. Do you have some examples? I know significant enhancements exist, but Microsoft has been clear that games will continue to play on Xbox One and PC.

Seems like there’s uncertainty on the topic -

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/23/21335984/microsoft-xbox-series-x-exclusive-next-gen-promise

Seems like the Medium is one example, but it will also be available on PC. Have any Series X console exclusives been confirmed?
 
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sounds like really misleading salesmanship. Comparing an unreleased product to current prices on pc components. At least make comparisons to soon-released cards like the rtx 3070 ($499 msrp in Oct).
On last weeks podcast Cheapy and Shipwreck we’re talking about building a new PC with these new cards would cost about $2,000. Are you saying I should compare a $500 video card that is a paper weight on its own to a $500 console that works once connected to a tv?
 
Where have you heard that, because that goes against almost everything I’ve read. Do you have some examples? I know significant enhancements exist, but Microsoft has been clear that games will continue to play on Xbox One and PC.

Seems like there’s uncertainty on the topic -

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/23/21335984/microsoft-xbox-series-x-exclusive-next-gen-promise

Seems like the Medium is one example, but it will also be available on PC. Have any Series X console exclusives been confirmed?
Microsoft has mentioned that there won't be any next-gen exclusives of first party titles for a while (a year? two? something). No other publisher AFAIK has said this same thing, not even Sony.

I'm not sure what to believe in that article, when they use the word "probably" in the first paragraph.

I've mentioned before that there aren't any system seller type games coming for the Series X, but I'm still getting one Day One so that my existing library will be playable at an enhanced level. I've seen lots of people mention the same thing in here.

 
Where have you heard that, because that goes against almost everything I’ve read. Do you have some examples? I know significant enhancements exist, but Microsoft has been clear that games will continue to play on Xbox One and PC.

Seems like there’s uncertainty on the topic -

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/23/21335984/microsoft-xbox-series-x-exclusive-next-gen-promise

Seems like the Medium is one example, but it will also be available on PC. Have any Series X console exclusives been confirmed?
Not much uncertainty...(the article you linked is 2 months old and talks about microsoft first party games)

https://www.polygon.com/2020/9/9/21428944/xbox-series-x-s-launch-lineup-games

To be clear these are not all exclusives but there is a next gen version that can only be run on the next gen hardware

To paraphrase A. Burr "Post less...Google More"

 
Now you're starting a whole other fight here. I didn't get in on that Cyberpunk bundle for $300. Had it in my cart, but the wife said no before changing her mind after they were all gone out of stock. :(

Now you're just rubbing it in my face like that. Looks like I need to buy a Series X to win this round. Lol.
I just don't get this. I can't fathom the thought of another person telling me what I can and can't do with my money. I would feel like I am a teenager living with my parents all over again. One of the money reasons I'm single I guess. If I want to buy something, there is no discussing with anyone. Especially something that is a limited edition and only $300. It's not like you bought a house or car without telling her. Plus, worst comes to worst, you order it and if she's still bitching, you could have sold it for a profit. I'm talking $100-$200 more and most women out there are obsessed with money so she would have actually been happier with the extra cash. Shoot, I wouldn't have even told my wife I was even ordering it unless you were using her credit card and don't have your own which would be even more amazing that you got a woman to marry you without even owning a credit card. If that's the case, you must be like more attractive than Brad Pitt to pull something like that off.

 
Not much uncertainty...(the article you linked is 2 months old and talks about microsoft first party games)

https://www.polygon.com/2020/9/9/21428944/xbox-series-x-s-launch-lineup-games

To be clear these are not all exclusives but there is a next gen version that can only be run on the next gen hardware

To paraphrase A. Burr "Post less...Google More"
Sigh. And again, nothing there that doesn’t appear to be on PC or PS4/5. My only concern would be a scenario where I can’t play a really good game because it’s Series X exclusive and won’t be playable anywhere else. I don’t see that happening for the next 6 months to a year and definitely not at launch.

I’ll probably grab a Series X when Halo launches.
 
I just don't get this. I can't fathom the thought of another person telling me what I can and can't do with my money. I would feel like I am a teenager living with my parents all over again. One of the money reasons I'm single I guess. If I want to buy something, there is no discussing with anyone. Especially something that is a limited edition and only $300. It's not like you bought a house or car without telling her. Plus, worst comes to worst, you order it and if she's still bitching, you could have sold it for a profit. I'm talking $100-$200 more and most women out there are obsessed with money so she would have actually been happier with the extra cash. Shoot, I wouldn't have even told my wife I was even ordering it unless you were using her credit card and don't have your own which would be even more amazing that you got a woman to marry you without even owning a credit card. If that's the case, you must be like more attractive than Brad Pitt to pull something like that off.
I bought a Day One Xbox One before I had explicit permission. THAT was not fun. Sometimes asking for forgiveness isn't better...

 
I just don't get this. I can't fathom the thought of another person telling me what I can and can't do with my money. I would feel like I am a teenager living with my parents all over again. One of the money reasons I'm single I guess. If I want to buy something, there is no discussing with anyone. Especially something that is a limited edition and only $300. It's not like you bought a house or car without telling her. Plus, worst comes to worst, you order it and if she's still bitching, you could have sold it for a profit. I'm talking $100-$200 more and most women out there are obsessed with money so she would have actually been happier with the extra cash. Shoot, I wouldn't have even told my wife I was even ordering it unless you were using her credit card and don't have your own which would be even more amazing that you got a woman to marry you without even owning a credit card. If that's the case, you must be like more attractive than Brad Pitt to pull something like that off.
I'm not touching on most of that just in case my wife sees it somehow. Lol.

Technically the main reason I didn't order it was that I was thinking about saving the money for the next gen systems and the coolest part of the exclusive design would be laid face down on my shelf (I never leave my systems in the upright layout due to having young kids in the house). I'd already passed up on the X1X when they were $200 for a second in the spring and still wasn't quite ready to dive into a limited edition consoles so close to the end of the generation. I know from many prior purchases that I never get my money worth out of those limited ones that I didn't need extra of, and flipping them isn't as easy as it used to be when I had more time available than money. I still have a collection of about a dozen working consoles in my house so doubling down on extras of the XB1 didn't feel crucial with how much emphasis they are putting on backwards compatibly that I'm not worried about these games getting left behind.
 
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Sigh. And again, nothing there that doesn’t appear to be on PC or PS4/5. My only concern would be a scenario where I can’t play a really good game because it’s Series X exclusive and won’t be playable anywhere else. I don’t see that happening for the next 6 months to a year and definitely not at launch.

I’ll probably grab a Series X when Halo launches.
Sigh...and again

Quit posting factually inaccurate stuff or changing what you mean after the fact -- I know spreading false information is in vogue these days but put a little effort into what you post. And if you want something that can only be played exclusively on the next generation then X-Box probably isn't for you -- Pretty much everything we'll be available on other platforms (PC for the most part)

On a totally unrelated subject -- has z-saber posted lately? really could use on his useful posts about now

 
Sigh...and again

Quit posting factually inaccurate stuff or changing what you mean after the fact -- I know spreading false information is in vogue these days but put a little effort into what you post. And if you want something that can only be played exclusively on the next generation then X-Box probably isn't for you -- Pretty much everything we'll be available on other platforms (PC for the most part)

On a totally unrelated subject -- has z-saber posted lately? really could use on his useful posts about now
Jesus dude, you’re an arrogant piece of work. I’d block you if I cared more. My entire point from the start has been stick with an X1 unless you really feel the need to upgrade and if you do, get a series X. I have a PC so, knowing that MS has stated they are attempting to create an ecosystem that doesn’t force user to upgrade the way past generations did, I’m not too concerned.

fuck off with this Xbox isn’t for you bullshit dude. I’ve been a CAG a long time and I think I know a deal when I see one. I’ll be waiting for one ... or a reason to upgrade.
 
not to side track but is anyone have trouble with the madden 21 free weekend earning achievements
I haven't played it but others in the thread were saying at the beginning of the free play days it looked like they were disabled. Apparently the same thing happened with fifa or nba during those free play days.
 
I appreciate all the Xbox discussion, but I've got to know something. I beat Observation last night and it had a little spookiness. I'm looking at this Man Of Medan game and wondering how spooky is it? Is it worth saving for October?

 
I appreciate all the Xbox discussion, but I've got to know something. I beat Observation last night and it had a little spookiness. I'm looking at this Man Of Medan game and wondering how spooky is it? Is it worth saving for October?
If you happen to have access to a PS4, Until Dawn is a better game from the same developer. Man of Medan isn’t bad, but it’s features shine more if you’re playing with a group. Both games are definitely horror-based with less options to fight back (more Silent Hill than Resident Evil if that makes sense).
 
EB Games Australia next gen Xbox ad with and without trades. With Gametsop being the parent company wonder if we will get similar offers.

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Stay safe out there, if you are capable and would feel more safe don't hesitate to get out while there is still time.
Thanks, we are good for now and not currently in an any evac stages at our house. My in-laws who live a little east out of town had to evacuate a couple days ago and not sure how bad their neighborhood was hit, if fire maps are accurate it might be okay but nobody is allowed back there yet... Scary times indeed, wish everyone up and down the west coast all the best.
 
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I just don't get this. I can't fathom the thought of another person telling me what I can and can't do with my money. I would feel like I am a teenager living with my parents all over again. One of the money reasons I'm single I guess. If I want to buy something, there is no discussing with anyone. Especially something that is a limited edition and only $300. It's not like you bought a house or car without telling her. Plus, worst comes to worst, you order it and if she's still bitching, you could have sold it for a profit. I'm talking $100-$200 more and most women out there are obsessed with money so she would have actually been happier with the extra cash. Shoot, I wouldn't have even told my wife I was even ordering it unless you were using her credit card and don't have your own which would be even more amazing that you got a woman to marry you without even owning a credit card. If that's the case, you must be like more attractive than Brad Pitt to pull something like that off.
I would assume there are a lot of couples that think a $300 purchase is significant enough that it should be discussed first.

If you want to be able to buy stuff and never have to discuss it or justify it, you are indeed making the right choice of staying single. :)

 
They got one with all the ram you want, it costs $499. Not sure how that's going to bite them.
It'll bite them in the sense that the budget box just lost a lot of value. It was expected/assumed that the Series S would be an upgrade or at least mostly a side-grade from the Xbone X.
 
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Call me crazy, I'm thinking about buying a Series X at launch and keeping my X1S as backup. This is coming from someone who never buys next-gen consoles at launch. I guess the only question is will I have to put down the $500 plus tax right away or pay it down between 9/22 and launch depending on the retailer?

 
It'll bite them in the sense that the budget box just lost a lot of value. It was expected/assumed that the Series S would be an upgrade or at least mostly a side-grade from the Xbone X.
There will be games you can play on the Series S that you can't play on the Xbox One X. Who was expecting or assuming anything else? It wasn't "real" until a few days ago. Still think it was a smart move for them if not for you, $299 price point with GamePass has people that will never be in CheapAssGamer forums at least with an eyebrow raised.

 
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