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Xbox Game Pass update - New games, release schedule and future Day 1 titles

At E3 2021, Microsoft made their all-inclusive subscription service Xbox Game Pass even more appealing, with new titles, an upcoming release schedule and more.

The Xbox Game Pass is arguably the best value-for-money service out there for gamers to enjoy. During Microsoft & Bethesda's joint E3 showcase, the all-inclusive subscription service was taken to the next level. Microsoft announced more titles added to Xbox Game Pass, the release schedule for upcoming games you can play on Day 1, and shared a bright future for Xbox Game Pass subscribers across the globe. Let's dive right in!

New Xbox Game Pass titles added

Since Microsoft acquired Bethesda, there have already been 20 Bethesda titles to enjoy through the Xbox Game Pass. 

At E3 2021, Microsoft revealed another 10 that are now on the subscription service. 

Xbox Game Pass new titles added future titles release schedule day 1 microsoft bethesda(Picture: Microsoft)

For Cloud gaming, you will need the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, while PC and Console titles are available with the regular subscription.

Xbox Game Pass new titles added future titles release schedule day 1 microsoft bethesda(Picture: Microsoft)

Furthermore, you can now play all eight Yakuza titles via Xbox Game Pass in the  Yakuza: Like a Dragon collection. This means, since the end of Microsoft & Bethesda's E3 showcase, 18 titles have been added.

Xbox Game Pass Day 1 release schedule

While the titles added to the Xbox Game Pass are all old, there's a lot more coming. Mark your calendars for a year packed with new releases, coming to the Xbox Game Pass on launch day.

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Check out the Day 1 Xbox Game Pass release schedule below.

  • Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance (PC, Cloud, and Console) – 22nd June 2021
  • The Ascent (PC, Cloud, and Console) – 29th July 2021
  • Twelve Minutes (PC, Cloud, and Console) – 19th August 2021
  • Psychonauts 2 (PC, Cloud, and Console) – 25 August 2021
  • Aragami 2 (PC, Cloud, and Console) – 17th September 2021
  • Sable (PC, Cloud, and Console) – 23rd September 2021
  • Scorn (PC, Cloud, and Series X|S) – Fall 2021
  • The Anacrusis (PC, Cloud, and Console) – Fall 2021
  • Back 4 Blood (PC, Cloud, and Console) – 12th October 2021
  • Age of Empires IV (PC) – 28th October 2021
  • Forza Horizon 5 (PC, Cloud, and Console) – 9th November 2021
  • Shredders (Cloud and Console) – December 2021
  • Halo Infinite (PC, Cloud, and Console) – Holiday 2021
  • Hello Neighbor 2 (PC, Cloud, and Console) – 2021
  • The Gunk (PC, Cloud, and Console) – 2021

Now that's a whole lot of games to look forward to!

Future titles coming to Xbox Game Pass

If that's not enough, Microsoft also revealed a bright future for the Xbox Game Pass. Their biggest announcement, by far, was that Bethesda's Starfield would be an Xbox and PC exclusive, and arrive on the Xbox Game Pass at launch.

Check out the list of future titles coming to the Xbox Game Pass below:

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Atomic Heart
  • Redfall
  • Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes
  • Eiyuden Chronicle Rising
  • Contraband
  • Party Animals
  • Replaced
  • Slime Rancher 2
  • Somerville
  • Stalker 2
  • Starfield
  • Outer Worlds 2

For those with an Xbox Series X/S and an Xbox Game Pass subscription, the future looks incredibly bright. Microsoft absolutely crushed it at E3 2021 this year, and we are excited to play many of the upcoming titles.

For more E3 2021 coverage, check out our general video games section, filled with announcements and explainers on the latest titles.