Microsoft has pulled back the curtain on the lineup of games coming to and leaving Xbox Game Pass in late July to early August 2023. Notably, the acclaimed platforming game, Celeste, will be joining the service, while Marvel’s Avengers will be departing.
New Additions to Xbox Game Pass
Microsoft announced on their Xbox Wire website that they will add nine fresh games to the Xbox Game Pass by August 1. This collection includes many different kinds of games such as action, adventure, and puzzle games. Each game is special with its own artistic design and interesting story. Now let’s look at the list of these future releases and what devices they work with:
• Toem: A Photo Adventure (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 18
• The Cave (Cloud and Console) – July 18
• Techtonica Game Preview (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 18
• Maquette (Console and PC) – July 19
• Figment 2: Creed Valley (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 20
• The Wandering Village (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 20
• Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) – July 25
• Venba (Console and PC) – July 31 • Celeste (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 1
The platforming adventure game Celeste is arguably the most prominent addition to this list of games. Players take on the role of a character named Madeline, who must conquer her own limitations as she unravels the secret of a mysterious mountain. The game has been lauded for its platforming, numerous secrets, and emotionally genuine story. Toem: A Photo Adventure, another game to watch, is a hand-drawn adventure game revolving around the joys of photography. This charming puzzle-centric game aims to offer a relaxed gaming experience and has been rated highly in reviews. Tectonic, a day-one release on Game Pass, is a sci-fi first-person sub-aquatic mining game where players explore the depths of a strange planet for resources to establish an underwater base. It also features an online co-op mode, which allows players to build giant factories and uncover the mysteries buried in the abyss of the alien planet.
Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass
Meanwhile, five games will leave the service on July 31:
• Expeditions: Rome
• The Ascent
• Two Point Campus
• Marvel’s Avengers
The previous batch of additions to the Xbox Game Pass included titles like Need for Speed: Unbound, The Bookwalker, and Bramble: The Mountain King, among others.
Game Pass Core: A New Era
Microsoft’s decision to replace Xbox Live Gold with Game Pass Core marks a significant evolution in its subscription services. The new Game Pass Core, designed as an “evolution” of the previous service, aims to provide a more comprehensive gaming experience to its users. This shift demonstrates Microsoft’s commitment to continuously enhancing its services to cater to the growing needs and expectations of its gaming community. Players can look forward to online console multiplayer features and access to a vast library of over 25 games with Game Pass Core. New games are always coming out, and Microsoft is always making its services even better. They are dedicated to giving everyone amazing and different gaming experiences. They’re really a top name in the gaming business. As gamers look forward to what’s coming next, the future months are definitely going to have amazing new games for everyone to play, all thanks to Xbox Game Pass.