Thanks for tuning in and seeing our Xbox Game Pass update on Inside Xbox. We’re back with our monthly update… while we’re inside. Stay home and stay safe, friends. Let’s jump in!
New Titles Entering Xbox Game Pass
In case you missed it, we added a couple of new games already this month, and per the usual, we have more coming soon!
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NieR: Automata Become as Gods Edition – Available Now
Invaders from another world attack without warning – unleashing the machine lifeforms. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad. Highly-acclaimed and award-winning NieR:Automata is a fresh take on the action role-playing game (RPG) genre that gracefully blends mesmerizing action with a captivating story.
Totally Reliable Delivery Service (ID@Xbox) – Available Now
Buckle up your back brace and fire up the delivery truck, it’s time to deliver! Join up to three of your friends and haphazardly get the job done in an interactive sandbox world. Delivery attempted, that’s a Totally Reliable Delivery Service guarantee!
Alvastia Chronicles (ID@Xbox) – April 9
Set out on an adventure in a retro-styled world in this RPG with over 100 companions! Two siblings Alan and Elmia start their journey to avenge their parents’ deaths as they fight to stem the tide of monsters flooding into the world and restore peace to Alvastia. Engage in heated turn-based battles with up to 13 party members. Weapon upgrades, a battle arena, and quests are only the beginning of what this Kemoc RPG has to offer!
Journey to the Savage Planet – April 9
Welcome to the Pioneer Program! In this upbeat and colorful first-person adventure game you play as the newest recruit to Kindred Aerospace, which proudly touts its rating as the 4th Best Interstellar Exploration Company. Dropped onto an uncharted planet with little equipment and no real plan, you must explore, catalog alien flora and fauna and determine if this planet is fit for human habitation. Onward to adventure! Good luck – and mind the goo!
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Overcooked! 2 (ID@Xbox) – Available Now
Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons … it’s time to save the world (again!)
Football Manager 2020 – Coming Soon
Every decision counts. With new features and polished game mechanics which reward long-term planning and progression like never before, empower managers to develop both your club’s culture and your youth team’s prospects, as well as your own unique managerial identity.
Alvastia Chronicles (ID@Xbox) – Coming Soon
Engage in heated turn-based battles, upgrade your weapons, fight in a battle arena, and embark on epic quests in this retro-styled JRPG. Guide siblings Alan and Elmia as they start their journey to avenge their parents’ deaths, fighting to stem the tide of monsters flooding into the world, and restore peace to Alvastia.
Mistover (ID@Xbox) – Coming Soon
A ”Mist-ical’ RPG with expeditions for finding the key to survival. Choose your next step wisely and keep in mind that your every move will change the future. Create your own ‘Corps’ and explore through various regions in the Pillar of Despair: forests, lakes, mountains, cities, cathedrals, castles, and much more.
Stranger Things 3: The Game (ID@Xbox) – Coming Soon
The official companion game to Season 3 of the hit original series! Play through familiar events from the series while also uncovering never-before-seen quests, character interactions, and secrets! This adventure game blends a distinctively retro art style with modern gameplay mechanics to deliver nostalgic fun with a fresh new twist.
Donate to the CDC Foundation by Playing Xbox
We recently announced, that Xbox One owners in the U.S. will see on the home screen of their Xbox One, within the Microsoft Rewards app, and the Xbox Game Pass page of the dashboard a button to benefit coronavirus response efforts by easily donating to the CDC Foundation. Hit the CDC Foundation button to tell Microsoft you want to donate your Rewards points to the CDC Foundation, then Microsoft will match your donation one-to-one. 1,000 Rewards points is equal to $1 donated. Xbox One owners can earn Microsoft Rewards by (but not limited to) completing the limited time “Do Your Part From Home” punch card, playing select new Xbox games and completing Xbox Game Pass Quests, renting and purchasing movies and TV through the Microsoft Movies & TV app, exploring new content and entertainment apps, and shopping through the Microsoft Store on their Xbox.
Free Play Days
In case you missed it, this week is Free Play Days! We’re all looking for more ways to play with our friends, and this week it’s easier than ever. From April 6 to April 12, all Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play a bunch of games online with your Gold friends during Xbox Free Play Days:
- Gears 5: (April 6 to April 12) — Plus, New Operation 3: Gridiron update available to play!
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited: (April 1 to April 13)
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks
Don’t forget, we recently added Perks for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members and are delivering regular content drops – including new perks since we first announced the program! Right now, on both PC and console, you can get 5,000 MyTeam points and 30 skill boosts from NBA 2K20, an Xbox Starter Bundle with credits and more for Warframe, and a monthly bonus pack for Phantasy Star Online 2. Plus for those who haven’t grabbed them yet, you can still get an Ori inspired hull, flag, sail, and figurehead in Sea of Thieves, a 5-God bundle pack in Smite, and 3 free tanks in World of Tanks! And more to come regularly!
To unlock all of these on console and PC, simply go to the Perks section inside the Xbox Game Pass tab to redeem. Perks are also available for redemption through the Xbox Game Pass mobile app.
We always love to play games and are sad to see these go on April 15. If you want to keep the fun going, you can use your member discount to purchase any of these games before they leave for up to 20% off!
- The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (Console
- Fez (PC)
- Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Console)
- Into the Breach (PC)
- MX vs ATV Reflex (Console)
- Prey (Console & PC)
- Samurai Showdown II (Console)
- Valkyria Chronicles (PC)
You still with me down here? Hi! I award you 5 totally imaginary made up but you should feel good about yourself points for sticking with me! I would say you could redeem the imaginary not real points on Twitter and have us send you a gif of our favorite game for that moment, but we’ll do that even without imaginary points. You can also keep up with our news, shower thoughts, or just pretty pictures on Instagram.
The best places to keep up to date on the Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) games is the Xbox App, and if you have the Xbox Game Pass mobile app you can install games to your PC or console without having to find your controller or keyboard.
Until next time friends, stay home, stay safe, and game on!