May 22, 2022

Wave One of Xbox Game Pass Games Revealed

Ready your hard-drives…

We’ve got a huge selection of titles coming to the Xbox Game Pass this month. From GOTY contenders and nominees to Indie darlings, Xbox is spoiling us as usual. So, if you’ve recently acquired a new Xbox Series X (or S), or you’re still playing around on the Xbox One, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Coming this month;

Available; Now

Madden NFL 21 – EA Play

Available on: Console

Published by: EA

Developed by: EA Tiburon

“Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can now go all out as Madden NFL 21 joins The Play-List with EA Play. Packed with fresh new features and innovative gameplay enhancements, Madden NFL 21 delivers new levels of ingenuity and control developed to inspire creativity on and off the field. Active members can play as much as they want, whenever they want, plus score three Gold Team Fantasy MUT Packs every month!”

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Available; Now (As of 4th March)

Football Manager 2021

Available on: PC

Published by: SEGA

Developed by: Sports Interactive Games

“Manage the club you love and compete for the biggest prizes in the game as you cement your legacy as one of the managerial greats. Dropped into a living and breathing footballing world, you’ll sign wonder kids and develop them to their full potential by crafting a tactical strategy designed to play to their strengths. With more than 2,000 clubs waiting for you to lead them to glory, where will you take your first step towards managerial greatness?”

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Football Manager 2021 (Xbox Edition)

Available on: Console, PC

Published by: SEGA

Developed by: Sports Interactive Games

“Experience the drama and excitement of the world’s most popular football management simulation as it returns to the biggest stage. Take in the spectacle of matchdays in the 3D match engine or use the ‘Instant Result’ option to skip straight to the full-time whistle and speed up your progress through the season. Alternatively, go head-to-head against your mates for the ultimate bragging rights in one of several online modes”.

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NBA 2K21

Available on: Cloud, Console, PC

Published by: 2K

Developed by: Visual Concepts

NBA 2K21 continues to push the boundaries as the most authentic, realistic basketball video game experience. Enjoy best-in-class gameplay and a one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and basketball culture.

Ascend from high school to college ball on your way to the League in MyCareer, or build your greatest collection of the latest NBA stars and legendary ballers in MyTeam to compete against other ferocious collectors around the world. Jump in now and find out why in NBA 2K21, everything is game”.

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Available: March

Star Wars: Squadrons (EA Play)

Available on: Console

Published by: EA

Developed by: Motive Studios

“Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience Star Wars: Squadrons. Feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron and buckle up in a thrilling Star Wars story.”.

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Available; April

NHL 21 – EA Play

Available on: Console

Published by: EA

Developed by: EA Vancouver

“Carve your path to superstardom in an expanded Be A Pro mode and go down as one of the league’s greatest. On the ice, change up your attack with all new moves, dekes, dangles and evasive manoeuvres, inspired by the league’s most groundbreaking innovators”.

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Alas, all good things must come to an end. And, so too is the case with the following Xbox games. Be sure to purchase any of the following if you wish to carry on playing them after the fact. To sweeten the deal, each of the following titles is on sale by 20% off their usual RRP thanks to your Game Pass subscription.

Leaving; 15th March

Alvastia Chronicles

Leaving: Console, PC

Published by: Kemco

Developed by: Exe-Create

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Astrologaster

Leaving: PC

Published by: Nyamyam

Developed by: Nyamyam

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Leaving: Console, PC

Published by: 505 Games

Developed by: ArtPlay

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Kona

Leaving: Console

Published by: Ravenscourt Games

Developed by: Parabole

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Leaving: Console

Published by: CD Projekt Red

Developed by: CD Projekt Red

So, there we have it. Plenty to fill your hard-drives up with this month. What do you think? Is there anything here that has piqued your interest?

As always, this is just what we currently know about coming to the Game Pass this month. Xbox has proven that plenty that the Game Pass often receives a lot more than previously announced.


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