Today, Microsoft officially brought back X018, a global celebration of all things gaming and especially our fans. With the return of X018, we wanted to ensure that Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s monthly gaming membership that delivers the freedom to discover and play over 100 great games including new Xbox exclusives, was front and center, delivering even more awesomeness by bringing you more amazing games. Here’s a rundown of all the Xbox Game Pass news at X018.
Xbox Game Pass Catalog of 100+ Games Delivers Heavy Hitters Ahead of Holiday
We know that having a diverse catalog of games is important to Xbox Game Pass members so today, we are excited to announce new blockbuster games becoming available in time for the holidays, including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), the definitive battle royale experience, pitting 100 players against each other in a struggle for survival across a variety of thrilling and immersive environments. PUBG will be available to all members beginning on November 12.
We are also excited to bring unique gaming experiences like Ori and the Blind Forest, Kingdom Two Crowns and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice to Xbox Game Pass this December. If you’re like us and can’t wait to check out more new games ahead of December, Thief of Thieves is officially available on Xbox One and in Xbox Game Pass starting today. We’re also bringing Agents of Mayhem, MXGP3 and Thomas Was Alone to you starting on November 22.
Microsoft also announced additional new games from independent developers launching through the ID@Xbox program that will come to Xbox Game Pass the very same day they debut on Xbox One. Starting this holiday, this list includes Aftercharge, Supermarket Shriek, Mutant Year Zero, Pathologic 2, The Good Life, Void Bastards, and Secret Neighbor.
We were also thrilled to confirm that Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be available in Xbox Game Pass timed to its global release on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC in 2019.
Xbox Game Pass Mobile App Now Available Globally
Based on your feedback, we’ve also been hard at work finding the best ways to make Xbox Game Pass games easier to discover. Starting today, the Xbox Game Pass app is officially available on iOS and Android, bringing the latest gaming content right to your fingertips. The Xbox Game Pass app enables you to seamlessly discover and download your next favorite game to your home console via your mobile device, so you can quickly jump into gameplay the next time you turn on your Xbox One. It’s that easy. To get the Xbox Game Pass app, simply head to the Apple App Store or Google Play, tap install and follow the directions for setup. You’ll also want to ensure that you set your Home console to “Instant-On” and enable remote installations in your Xbox One Settings menu, so that you can take advantage of remote downloads while you’re away.
Recent Blockbuster Releases and More Great Games
In addition to the 16 new games announced for Xbox Game Pass during X018, we also wanted to remind you of a few recent releases that are now available for you to play. First and foremost, the open world driving game Forza Horizon 4, the highest-rated* Xbox exclusive of this generation is now available in Xbox Game Pass, bringing dynamic seasons in a shared world where you can explore the beautiful scenery of historic Britain, collect over 450 cars and become a Horizon Superstar. As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, you not only have access to Forza Horizon 4 on Xbox One, but can also play via your membership on Windows 10 PC, with shared progress and cloud saves across platforms. We also recently announced several new games that became available beginning on November 1, including Sniper Elite 4, Olli Olli 2XL, Sheltered, and Rise and Shine, in addition to Grip, which was made available on November 6. More details on these titles can be found on Xbox Wire here. As a reminder, Xbox Game Pass also offers access to all Microsoft Studios games on the day they release, including exciting releases from earlier this year like Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2.
A Must-Have $1 Xbox Game Pass Holiday Deal You Can’t Miss
Because we believe Xbox Game Pass provides such great value to gamers and we want you to all try it out, we have an exciting new offer for new members. Starting today for a limited time, if you’re a first time Xbox Game Pass subscriber you can sign up for Xbox Game Pass and receive your first full month for just $1. With a growing catalog of over 100 great games and new titles added every month, now is a great time to become an Xbox Game Pass member.
To keep up with the latest games joining Xbox Game Pass, you can follow @XboxGamePass on both Twitter and Instagram, as well as visit the dedicated Xbox Game Pass tab on the Xbox One Home or explore via the Xbox Game Pass app. And of course, for all the latest gaming news, stay tuned to Xbox Wire.