My favorite part about being an Xbox Game Pass member is playing games that I haven’t tried yet and enjoying them on day one when they’re released. This week we have both of those and more! (I didn’t say I would be good at these games — there’s some bad basketball in my future). If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass yet, now is a great time to try your first month for $1. Let’s jump in!
2K continues to redefine what’s possible in sports gaming with NBA 2K20, featuring best in class graphics and gameplay, groundbreaking game modes, and unparalleled player control and customization. Plus, with its immersive open-world Neighborhood, NBA 2K20 is a platform for gamers and ballers to come together and create what’s next in basketball culture.
Train Sim World 2020
Take to the rails with the brand-new Train Sim World 2020 Edition and find everything you need to master in this immersive simulator that uses real-world data to bring to life the performance, sounds and power of real trains. Featuring complete in-cab interactivity, accurate detail on locos, real-world routes and many hours of compelling gameplay.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
A day one release available on Xbox Game Pass! Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast world filled with new friends and foes that come to life in stunning, hand-painted artwork. Ori is no stranger to peril, but when a fateful flight puts the owlet Ku in harm’s way, it will take more than bravery to bring a family back together. Set to a fully orchestrated original score, Ori and the Will of the Wisps continues Moon Studios’ tradition of tightly crafted platforming action and deeply emotional storytelling.
An absurdly wonderful puzzle-exploration game that takes place in a strange but playful world where not everything is as happy as it seems. Help peculiar characters overcome struggles, uncover a deep state conspiracy and start a fun little revolution in this delightful dystopian adventure.
In Case You Missed It
March 13 – 15: Bleeding Edge Beta
Welcome back to the world of Bleeding Edge! This is round two of beta testing for both console and PC for Bleeding Edge, the electrifying online brawler where every fighter comes mechanically enhanced for mayhem! Play the weekend of March 13th and hone your skills so you can wreck your friends on launch day!
March 13: State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition – Xbox One and Windows 10 PC
Check out this free update to State of Decay 2 with Xbox Game Pass! This remaster is packed full of new updates and experiences, spin off of original content and access to all 3 add-on packs released to-date, plus cross-platform multiplayer and more!
Membership Benefits and Game Updates
The month is young, and there is still more coming! But for now, there is a free game update, and some new DLC available for purchase with your 10%-member discount.
Free Updates Available Now
Black Desert Online
Adventure as one with even more friends: Black Desert Online now supports console cross-play! Starting today, play this MMO with friends on Xbox or PlayStation.
Xbox Game Pass Quests
The new Xbox Game Pass Quests are out in the wild; make sure you check you track and redeem your points! You can earn reward points daily, weekly, monthly, and even special quests for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. You achievement hunters can get more than Achievement Unlocked now!
You’ve got some time to give these games another play before they go. Reminder that if you want to keep the fun going, you can use your membership discount buy them before they leave our library for up to 20% off!
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Lichtspeer Double Speer Edition
- Shenmue I
- Shenmue II
- Thimbleweed Park
Keep an eye on Twitter and Instagram where we’ll drop our video game shower thoughts, as well as reminders when all these games are available to play (or even better, available in our mobile app to install remotely directly to your console!). If you’re not an Xbox Game Pass member yet, you can get your first month for just $1, and then act surprised when we meet back here soon with more games. Cheers!