Xbox Game Pass for PC January Update

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta): ScourgeBringer, Sea Salt, and More

Greetings! I’m your (not so) humble Xbox Game Pass Community Manager, here to share all the new games and membership benefits available to you now and in the near future.

First, a warm welcome to our new friends who joined during our best Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) offer! You can get your first 3 months for just $1! Now’s the best time to sign up if you haven’t tried it yet.

Start by exploring the Xbox (Beta) app on your PC, sync with your friends lists on Steam and other platforms to chat while in-game, and download the Xbox Game Pass mobile app so you can remotely install games from our library to your PC.

Already did that? Check out Game Bar (Win+G) to get some great overlay info while gaming. Plus, you should always tune into Xbox Wire and our Xbox Game Pass for PC Twitter for info on all the games you can play today!

Coming Soon

A Plague Tale: Innocence
Hunted by Inquisition soldiers and surrounded by unstoppable swarms of rats, guide the young Amicia and her little brother Hugo through a brutal, unforgiving world as they struggle to survive against overwhelming odds. Developed by Asobo Studio, experience this acclaimed action adventure game as you journey through some of the darkest hours of history.

Gris (ID@Xbox)
Explore a meticulously designed world brought to life with delicate art, detailed animation, and an elegant original score where light puzzles, platforming sequences, and optional skill-based challenges will reveal themselves as the story unfolds, allowing Gris to see her world in a different way, unlocking new paths to explore using her new abilities.

ScourgeBringer (ID@Xbox)
With fluid control, aerial combat, pixel graphics and a punchy soundtrack ScourgeBringer aims to channel the mystery and rawness of an early rogue-platformer. Armed with a trusty combat drone, you must shoot and slash your way through the infinite depths of an ever-changing dungeon, wherein gigantic bosses, ancient machines, strange ghosts and untold secrets from previous explorers await.

Sea Salt (ID@Xbox)
Sea Salt is an action strategy hybrid, in which you are an old god summoning unfathomable horrors to blight the human lands. By summoning a tide of minions, your army will emerge from the sea to take vengeance on the religious figures who have dared to defy you… and anyone else that stands in your way. You will have your sacrifice, and humanity will pay for denying you what you are owed.

In Case You Missed It  

We’re always adding new titles to the Xbox Game Pass for PC library! If you missed the announcement last week, here’s a refresher of some games that are either available now or coming soon:

  • Children of Morta (Available now)
  • Frostpunk (ID@Xbox)
  • FTL: Faster Than Light (ID@Xbox)

Membership Benefits and Game Updates    

Here’s a heads up on another game you might be interested in coming up: Starting January 30, you can pre-install Wasteland Remastered. Turn on your automatic updates, pre-install the game starting today, and you’ll be ready to play as soon as the game releases on February 25!

Gears 5 Title Update 4 is available now! The iconic Kantus has been added to the ranks of the villains in Versus multiplayer. If you’ve already purchased the Operation 2: Free For All bundle, the Kantus will be automatically added to your inventory for free.

Lastly for all the new friends, here’s where I drop my few last nuggets of wisdom.

  • Twitter can be more than a way for your friends to monitor what you are up to outside of game chat. It’s also a quality place to check out our memes, random thoughts, and news about games coming to our library!
  • Branch out of your comfort zone occasionally to find a new game. Love those story-heavy games? Check out some of the indie games you might have missed, like Oxenfree, Undertale or The Banner Saga. Those games and so many more are all in our catalog, so pick one and give it a shot!