Only today is with Atomic Heart a new game for Xbox Game Pass came to it, there will soon be supplies again. Microsoft has announced the games that will soon join the subscription service.
But you shouldn’t expect a large load of new games: Exactly four games will be added by March 3rd. Especially fans of Japanese role-playing games get their money’s worth, as well as racing players.
Xbox Game Pass: The new games at a glance
Merge & Blade – February 28th
With Merge & Blade a game will appear in Xbox Game Pass that combines two genres: puzzle and auto-battler. In detail, you have to put together an army and send it into battle, which runs almost automatically. Your task is to arrange the respective units on the field like in a match 3 game in order to deal damage accordingly.
Incidentally, Merge & Blade is not quite finished yet. The genre mix has been in Early Access on Steam since June 2021. Meanwhile, in Game Pass there is the Auto-Battler for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S
Soul Hackers 2 – February 28th
On the other hand, if you prefer Japanese productions by Atlus, you can Soul Hackers 2 be happy. The role-playing game, which was only released in August 2022, also joins the Game Pass for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S and lets you explore a cyberpunk Japan stuffed with neon lights. However, you are not on a sightseeing tour, but behind the facade a fight with and against demons awaits you.
In our review of Soul Hackers 2 The Japanese role-playing game knew how to convince with its fights and an interesting story. The design of the dungeons and side missions, on the other hand, did not deliver a brilliant performance.
F1 22 – March 2nd
While the real Formula 1 hosts its first race of the current calendar year on March 5th, you can jump into the previous season via Game Pass. F1 22 from Codemasters and EA makes it into Game Pass just three days early and is available there for PC and Xbox players. The usual license package, consisting of all current teams and racetracks of Formula 1, awaits you in a playful way.
What is new in F1 22 is that you can purchase luxury cars for your F1 Life. However, unlike the numerous items of clothing on offer, they are not purely decorative, but can also be ridden in special events. How well F1 22 did last year, By the way, our detailed test report will tell you.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty – March 3rd
After two Nioh adventures, Team Ninja ventures into a new game that stays true to the souslike genre. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty this time takes you to China in the year 184 BC. where the land is strewn with chaos and destruction. At the same time, there is also a demon invasion and the hunt for an immortality elixir begins. In the middle? Of course you as a player with your own character.
In terms of play, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is once again a tough action role-playing game in which you don’t just have to hit well in close combat. Dodging and parrying is also on the agenda to avoid constantly staring at screen death. The latter is part of Team Ninja games anyway. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is coming to Game Pass for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S
These games will leave Game Pass in February
While four new games are joining Game Pass over the next few days, others are leaving Microsoft’s subscription service. From the February 28th you can no longer play the following games:
- Alien: Isolation (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Cloud)
- crown trick (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Cloud)
- Dragon Ball FighterZ (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Cloud)
- Far: Changing Tides (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Cloud)
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S)
- Madden NFL 21 (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S)
- Octopath Traveler (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Cloud)
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