I hope you had a good time watching The Game Awards – I was rooting for (redacted) and I was shocked when (redacted) won! Just kidding, I wrote this three days ago and I have no idea who is going to win yet. But I do know some amazing news we dropped during the show; check it out!
Some of these games are listed below in our coming soon (as in very soon), and to make it easier on all you sharing what’s coming to your to-play lists (we see your top 10 lists!), here’s everything you just saw in the clip:
- The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim (Android & Console)
- Neoverse (Android & Console)
- Killer Queen Black (Console)
- Among Us (PC)
- Cybershadow (Console & PC)
- The Medium (Console & PC)
- Yakuza 3 Remastered (Console & PC)
- Yakuza 4 Remastered (Console & PC)
- Yakuza 5 Remastered (Console & PC)
- Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Console & PC)
Plus, don’t forget that EA Play is coming to PC at no additional cost for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC members on December 15, so please enjoy the figurative pile of games we are handing over to you! Another plus, if you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass Ultimate yet, for a limited time you can get in on all these games and benefits with your first three months for $1. Let’s get to the games!
Mørkredd (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox – Available now
The Orb is your fate. Mørkredd is a tense, physics-based co-op puzzle game for one to two players combining skill-based puzzle-solving, a challenging balance of light and shadow, and a dark world full of secrets to unlock.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (Android & Console) – December 15
Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, the Skyrim Special Edition includes the game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, and more. Also bring the power of mods to consoles. New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more – with Mods, there are no limits to what you can experience.
Among Us (PC) ID@Xbox – December 17
Play with 4-10 players online or locally on your home network via WiFi as you attempt to prepare your spaceship for departure, but beware as one or more random players among the crew are Impostors bent on killing everyone!
Beholder: Complete Edition (Android & Console) ID@Xbox – December 17
Set in a dystopian world where privacy is non-existent and the State controls every aspect of life, Beholder gives you the choice to be what the State requires, or be the empathetic landlord who turns a blind eye. Beholder Complete Edition also contains the Blissful Sleep DLC, a new scenario based on an ex-landlord, with all new tenants and stories to discover.
Code Vein (Android & Console) – December 17
In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. Team up with your friends and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in Code Vein.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan (PC) – December 17
In Man of Medan, five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip. As the day unfolds, and a storm rolls in, their trip soon changes into something much more sinister. Who will live? Who will die? It’s down to you and the choices you make. Share your terrifying story with a friend online or go for safety in numbers with the offline “movie night” mode with up to five friends.
Monster Train (Console) ID@Xbox – December 17
Monster Train is a strategic roguelike deckbuilding game with a twist. Set on a train to hell, you’ll use tactical decision-making to defend multiple vertical battlegrounds. With real-time competitive multiplayer and endless replayability, Monster Train is always on time.
MotoGP 20 (Android, Console & PC) – December 17
Rev your engine on MotoGP 20! Live the full 2020 official MotoGP season and experience the return of the managerial career where you decide to join an official team or totally new one as an entire entourage supports you on your career path. Discover new graphical and technical improvements to customize your rider and bike, compete with the legends of the sport in the renewed historic mode, challenge your friends online, or take on the most challenging races with A.N.N.A, the Neural AI based on machine learning.
My Friend Pedro (Android) ID@Xbox – December 17
A violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. The strategic use of split aiming, slow motion, and window breach create one sensational action sequence after another in an explosive battle through the violent underworld.
Neoverse (Android & Console) ID@Xbox – December 17
Neoverse is a beautiful, fantastic game consisting of adventures with thrilling challenges. It is a strategic, action, rogue-lite, deck building game that will test the player’s skill. Start an adventure with unique heroes to save the world along various timelines.
Wilmot’s Warehouse (Console & PC) ID@Xbox – December 17
Wilmot’s Warehouse is a puzzle game about keeping a warehouse running in tip-top shape. Just remember where you put everything, because when the service hatch opens, you’ll need to find the things people want quickly, in order to earn the coveted Performance Stars.
In Case You Missed It
Monster Sanctuary (PC) ID@Xbox
On your quest to become the ultimate Monster Keeper, you’ll unravel the cause of a mystery that threatens the peace between humans and monsters. With over 100 monsters to encounter and dangerous lands ahead, you’ll need to build a powerful team if you want to save the Monster Sanctuary.
Phogs! (Android & Console) ID@Xbox
In Phogs! you play as a duo of dogs on a captivating, puzzle-filled adventure. Linked by a stretchy belly, you’ll need to bark, bite and bounce your way through obstacles set across the themed worlds of Food, Sleep, and Play. Play through your entire fun-filled adventure in co-op or single-player exploring 24 fantastical levels stuffed with exciting challenges and creatures to play with.
Cloud Enabled Games
Ultimate members, in case you missed it, there are newly added cloud enabled games you can play now on your Android mobile device. Check the list below to see what you can play now!
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
More games with Xbox touch controls enabled are coming soon on Android devices! Check the list below for what’s available now and coming soon featuring Xbox touch controls:
- Celeste – Available now
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (December 17)
- Gears 5 (December 17)
DLC / Game Updates
Destiny 2 The Dawning Event – December 15 to January 5
The Dawning returns in this free event for all Destiny 2 players! Spread cheer, bake holiday treats, and earn great rewards. Earn Dawning Spirit by completing missions, bounties, and recipes. The more Spirit that Guardians generate, the better the rewards that will be available. Great rewards can be yours, including a new Legendary Fusion Rifle, a new Exotic ship, and more!
Gears 5: Hivebusters Expansion & Game Of The Year Edition – December 15
Free for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members! From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears 5’s celebrated campaign, refreshed multiplayer and Hivebusters expansion are optimized for the Xbox Series X|S. Gears 5: Game of the Year Edition includes the base game, Halo: Reach Character Pack, plus 30 days of boost and the Gears 5: Hivebusters expansion. If you want to purchase, Game Pass and Game Pass for PC members save 10% on Hivebusters, or 20% off the Game of the Year Edition.
Minecraft Community Celebration – Until January 8
From December 8 to January 13, Minecraft is celebrating its awesome community the best way they know how – lots of gifts! Check in weekly for free community maps and matching content in the Marketplace!
Minecraft Dungeons – Howling Peaks DLC & Season Pass – Available now
Xbox Game Pass members save 10%! Danger awaits atop mighty peaks, and it will take a hero to stop the brewing storm! The path to the summit will lead you to new mobs, missions, and gear – just don’t look down. Plus, the next four chapters of the Minecraft Dungeons story are available with the Season Pass, including Howling Peaks! New mobs, maps, items, missions – and more secrets than ever before!
Forza Horizon 4 – Super 7 and Cyberpunk Car promos – Available now
Do you have what it takes to beat the Super7? Take on Horizon’s best challenges for the chance to win incredible prizes. Make your own Challenge Cards and share them with your friends. Add new stunts and objects to the world with Blueprint Builder. Available now for free in Forza Horizon 4. All roads lead to Night City. Get the Cyberpunk Quadra V-Tech, now available in Forza Horizon 4.
Sea of Thieves Free Eyepatch and Ship Set – December 14
This month marks 1000 Days of pirates plundering Sea of Thieves! To celebrate, on December 14, players will receive commemorative eyepatches in-game, with golden variants for those who’ve sailed since day one.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks
Don’t forget to claim your Perks by going to the Perks gallery on your Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One consoles, Xbox App on Windows 10 PC, or the Xbox Game Pass mobile app on iOS and Android!
Phantasy Star Online 2 – Episode 6 Update Bonus – Available now
To celebrate the Phantasy Star Online 2 – Episode 6 Update, you can claim this bonus collection of items including cosmetics, emotes, Triboosts, and more!
Xbox Game Pass Quests
As a holiday bonus for December, we are doubling the points you can earn from Ultimate Quests for EA Play and Xbox Series X|S optimized titles. Don’t worry, you can still earn the double points playing on an Xbox One console too!
There will be plenty of time to play each of the new games coming to the Xbox Game Pass library, so be sure to tie up any loose ends in these games (and simulators) before they leave! And remember, you can buy these games and use your Xbox Game Pass membership discount to save up to 20%.
Leaving December 30
- Farming Simulator 17 (Console & PC)
- Football Manager 2020 (PC)
- Mortal Kombat X (Console)
Time really does fly when keep adding tons and tons (and tons) of games. If you are not a Game Pass Ultimate member yet, you can get your first 3 months for $1 for a limited time. That includes the games announced above and 100+ more already available now. Be sure to Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for a reminder when each game is available to play.