X019 Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass at X019: Announcing Over 50 New Games, and Ultimate Holiday Offer


  • If you haven‘t tried Xbox Game Pass Ultimate yet, get your first 3 months for $1
  • For a limited time, all eligible Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members get 1 month of EA Access, 3 months of Discord Nitro, and 6 months of Spotify Premium
  • Read below to see many of the games coming to Xbox Game Pass beginning this holiday and throughout 2020

Hi friends! I know we’re not ready for the holidays to be here just yet, but I have been holding this news in for so long that I can’t wait any longer to share it with you. We have so many­ good games, and some unbelievably amazing partnerships; my early holiday gift is to be able to finally tell someone about this holiday deal, because I hate keeping secrets.

Let’s get into this good stuff. We’ve got too many good games we need to share. If you haven‘t tried Xbox Game Pass Ultimate yet, we’ve got your first 3 months for $1. I did not type that wrong, it’s 3 months for you to give all these games a shot for just $1. Plus, while we know you’re all here for the games, your Xbox Game Pass Membership gets you a bunch of other things (like discounts on DLC, buying games in our library, etc.), we’re excited to add more to this list for the holidays.

We’ve teamed up with some of our favorites to unlock a magical gaming holiday for all our Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. For a limited time, all eligible Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members get 1 month of EA Access, 3 months of Discord Nitro, and 6 months of Spotify Premium included as part of their member benefits. That’s not justto new Ultimate members, these perks are for all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. Just go to the membership area on your console and grab yours. It’s like a gift, but to yourself! And you don’t have to wrap it!

And now that we’ve got your attention and you’ve got all these new holiday perks, we’ll just keep piling on with all the new games we announced at X019.

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That’s a lot of games, so here’s a list of what you can play today:

  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (PC)
  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Console, coming soon to PC)
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet Edition (PC)
  • LEGO: The Ninjago Movie Videogame (Console)
  • Rage 2 (Console & PC)
  • Remnant: From the Ashes (Console)
  • The Talos Principle (Console & PC)
  • Tracks: The Train Set Game (Console & PC)

And here’s another list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass beginning this holiday and throughout 2020.

  • Carrion (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Cris Tales (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Cyber Shadow (Console & PC)
  • Darksiders III (Console & PC)
  • Double Kick Heroes (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Drake Hollow (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Edge of Eternity (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Final Fantasy franchise (Console & PC)
    • Final Fantasy VII
    • Final Fantasy VIII: Remastered
    • Final Fantasy IX
    • Final Fantasy X: HD Remastered
    • Final Fantasy X-2: HD Remastered
    • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
    • Final Fantasy XIII
    • Final Fantasy XIII-2
    • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    • Final Fantasy XV
  • Forager (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Haven (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • It Lurks Below (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Levelhead (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Life Is Strange 2: Episodes 4 & 5 (Console)
  • My Friend Pedro (Console/PC)
  • Pandemic (PC)
  • PHOGS (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • She Dreams Elsewhere (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • SkateBird (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Streets of Rage 4 (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Scourge Bringer (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • Supraland (Console) – ID@Xbox
  • Tekken 7 (Console)
  • Touhou Luna Nights (Console & PC) – ID@Xbox
  • The Escapists 2 (Console)
  • The Red Lantern (Console) – ID@Xbox
  • The Red Strings Club (PC)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Console)
  • Vambrace: Cold Soul (Console & PC)
  • West of Dead (Console & PC)
  • Yakuza franchise (Console & PC)
    • Yakuza 0
    • Yakuza Kiwami
    • Yakuza Kiwami 2

I’m betting you hadn’t forgotten our promise to bring Xbox Game Studios games to Xbox Game Pass the same day as their launch – like Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the most popular strategy games ever! Pretty sure I mentioned before that it’s available today, but it’s worth saying again, it’s available today.

And a just a few short weeks later, we’re bringing Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC for the first time, starting with Halo: Reach on December 3. Now optimized for PC, experience the revered campaign and the pivotal battle for the planet Reach as Noble team fights to save humanity’s last stronghold.  

There is also an updated bundle for console, which includes Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach. Plus, since it’s included with your Xbox Game Pass membership, you can pre-install now, so you’re ready to play on day one!

Beyond Dec, there are even more Xbox Game Studios titles coming in 2020:

  • Bleeding Edge (Console & PC)
  • Grounded (Console & PC)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC)
  • Minecraft Dungeons (Console & PC)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Console & PC)
  • Tell Me Why (Console & PC)
  • Wasteland 3 (Console & PC)

And while it’s sad to say goodbye to games that are leaving our library on November 30, if you want to snag them now so you can keep playing, don’t forget that members get a 10% discount on games before they go!

  • Abzu (PC and Console)
  • Below (Console)
  • Football Manager 2019 (PC)
  • GRID 2 (Console)
  • Kingdom Two Crowns (Console)
  • Strange Brigade (Console)

If you aren’t already following along, you can catch all our news, memes, and shower thoughts here for Xbox Game Pass on Twitter and Instagram, and Twitter for Xbox Game Pass for PC.

And did I mention that having a remote install option from the Xbox Game Pass mobile app is super handy? I’ve been using it to install to my console, but we also just added the option to remote install to your PC, so now installing my PC games is even easier. One less step between getting home and pretending to be an adult because I play one in video games.

Lastly, seriously, did you see you can get EA Access, Discord Nitro, Spotify Premium and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, for $1? I’ve got a few new apps to download as an extra gift to myself! To the surprise of no one, Terms and Conditions apply.