Xbox Game Pass for PC - January 2020 Update

New with Xbox Game Pass for PC: Frostpunk, FTL: Faster Than Light

Story time. A few weeks ago, while we were all sitting around a giant pile of gifts and wrapping paper, my kitten was losing her mind, darting from pile of paper to ribbon to making loops around the tree. It was like an avalanche of fun.

Well, I feel you little kitten, because being overstimulated by so many exciting new toys is totally me right now. I’m back to work after the holiday break, and already counting down the hours until I get home to play more new games. We’ve got a couple coming at you very soon, plus a ton we added last month, so I can’t wait to get started! I’ve already fired up the Xbox (Beta) app to download the games, so they’re ready to play by the time I get home tonight.

Let’s get to what you’re here for: New PC games plus those you might have missed from last month!

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC

Frostpunk (ID@Xbox)
As the ruler of the last city on a frozen planet, you must manage both its citizens and its infrastructure against the overwhelming cold in Frostpunk. What decisions will you make to ensure your society’s survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process? This society survival game, where resource management clashes with empathy and heat means life, every decision comes at a price.

FTL: Faster Than Light (ID@Xbox)
Command your very own starship and embark on an awesome strategic adventure as you and your crew try to save the galaxy in the classic roguelike FTL. Command your team, manage your ship’s power and weapons, and engage in tactical space battles while trekking among the stars. A challenging voyage across a randomized galaxy with no second chances, each playthrough will feature different enemies, events, and results from your decisions.

Looking Back on Xbox Game Pass for PC December

We added a ton of awesome PC games to our library in December. If you missed them, don’t leave these behind in 2019. 

Xbox Game Pass for PC Update

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Demon’s Tilt

Europa Universalis IV


Farming Simulator 17

Human Fall Flat


Metro: Last Light Redux

My Friend Pedro

Pathologic 2

Phoenix Point

Pillars of Eternity: Hero Edition

Ticket to Ride

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (Game Preview)

Patch Notes Update

Check out the latest PC Community Update video where we share some updates on the progress we’ve made since launching the Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta). There’s a variety of new features and functionality available in the Xbox (Beta) app:

  • View and edit your profile, including new themes and backgrounds from 15 different games and franchises including Gears 5, Forza, and more
  • View your achievements, and set unlocked achievement art as your PC desktop background
  • Easily search for a specific game in your achievement history
  • View other gamer profiles, see the games they’ve played, and their achievement history
  • View achievements for supported games in the Microsoft Store

Xbox Game Pass Quests

The best part about Quests is that you were going to play the games anyway – now you’re getting the chance to earn some points for it! This month earn any achievement on PC and get 100 points! See eligible games here.

If you’re looking for the latest new additions to the Xbox Game Pass for Console library, click here.

We’ll keep the news coming, including updates to the Xbox (Beta) app and games coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta), so stay tuned on Twitter for all of that, plus cat memes. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) yet, don’t forget you can try your first month for $1!