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Microsoft

Platform(s): PC, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Genre: Hardware
Developer: Microsoft
Release Date: Nov. 10, 2020

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Xbox Game Pass Reveals New PC/Xbox One Titles Being Added, As Well As Disney+ And EA Play

by Rainier on Nov. 10, 2020 @ 12:54 p.m. PST

Xbox Series X is Microsoft's fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility, allowing you to bring your gaming legacy, thousands of games from three generations and more forward with you.

Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's digital gaming subscription service that gives you unlimited access to over dozens of Xbox One, PC, and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games for $9.99 USD per month.

With Xbox Game Pass, you can download and play a broad range of games in full fidelity on your Xbox One.

Each month, Xbox Game Pass will add a new set of games to the catalog so there is always something new to play across a diversity of experiences, genres, ratings and more. For gamers, this means endless play of full-fidelity gaming experiences without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues.

EA Play Coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC on December 15

This one isn’t a single game but a whole Play List of them for you PC players – coming December 15, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC members will be able to download and play games from the EA Play library on Windows 10 PCs via the EA Desktop app currently in beta! If you’ve ever wanted to be a Jedi, ride around in a Titan, or join the Inquisition, now’s your time to shine (ok that was a pretty bad Bejeweled joke, even for me).

“We want players to access the games and in-game benefits they want, in the easiest way possible,” said Autumn Brown Sr. Director, Content Strategy and Partnerships, Electronic Arts. “This partnership with Xbox makes an impressive library of great Xbox and EA content more readily accessible. Our goal is to give players more choice to get more of what they love, and this is a way to do that.“

We’re all excited about EA Play coming to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC at no additional cost. It’s another huge library of games for you to play, so my apologies for all the time you’re going to spend updating your ordered play list (for those of you who are far more organized in your play time than me!).

EA Play Available on Xbox consoles with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Tomorrow

Starting November 10, EA Play will be available on Xbox consoles as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at no additional cost! EA Play is bringing more than 60 of EA’s biggest and best games like FIFA 20, Titanfall 2 and Need for Speed Heat, as well as some of EA’s most popular franchises like Battlefield, Mass Effect, Skate, and The Sims.

Select EA Play Games Available on Android via Cloud Gaming

We’re also adding these games to the growing list of titles available on Android via cloud gaming – they’ll be available beginning November 10:

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Madden NFL 20
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
  • The Sims 4
  • Unravel 2

So, get your Android devices ready to play. I’ll be shouting, “For the Inquisition!” right alongside you!

Coming Soon 

Gears Tactics (Android & Console) – November 9
Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most-acclaimed video game franchises – Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light (Android & Console) – November 10
A new power is born out of the ancient Pyramid ship above Europa’s frozen frontier, and a dark empire has risen beneath, united under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis. Join your fellow Guardians and bring down the empire at any cost – even if it means wielding the Darkness itself.

Planet Coaster: Console Edition (Android & Console) – November 10
Welcome to a new era in coaster park simulation! Bring your ideas to life with easy-to-use tools, manage all aspects of your expanding empire, and harness the world’s best creations from an endlessly creative community in the Frontier Workshop. Guests react in real-time as you set prices, place scenery, and install exciting new attractions. Keep them entertained so attendance figures – and profits – skyrocket.

Tetris Effect: Connected (Console & PC) – November 10
Tetris Effect: Connected is the original game with all-new co-op and competitive online and local multiplayer modes! This is Tetris like you’ve never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before—an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered (Console & PC) – November 12
It is a time of war. The Republic of Galbadia, under the influence of the sorceress Edea, mobilizes its great armies against the other nations of the world. Squall and other members of SeeD, an elite mercenary force, join hands with Rinoa, a resistance fighter, to fight against Galbadia’s tyrannical rule and to prevent Edea from fulfilling her ultimate goal.

Gonner2 (Android) ID@Xbox – November 12
Joining the cloud gaming (beta) library on Android with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and available now on console & PC. The altruistic and unexpected hero Ikk is back and this time Death needs his help. Journey your way through deep dark chaotic places with unimaginable sparks of color as you go on a mission to help Death rid a mysterious presence from her lair. Battle crazy bosses, lose your head (a lot), in this messy, cute, fast-paced procedurally-generated platformer. In addition to the single-player journey to help Death, play the party co-op mode so you and your friends can lose your heads together!

Streets of Rogue (PC) ID@Xbox – November 12
Streets of Rogue is a rogue-lite about player choice, freedom, and anarchic fun. The game takes inspiration from fast-paced top-down rogue-lites and adds free-form, experimentation-driven, emergent gameplay elements of immersive sims and RPGs. Rather than taking place in a dungeon, the game is set in a functioning, procedurally generated city, where complex AI informs denizens from all walks of life, who are just trying to get by in their daily activities.

Ark: Survival Evolved: Explorer’s Edition (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox – November 17
Combining the base game (already available with Xbox Game Pass) with 3 massive Expansion Packs, Ark: Survival Evolved Explorer’s Edition is an ultimate way to get even more dinosaur action! The Explorer’s Edition gives you access to the mega hit Ark: Survival Evolved as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction expansion packs, adding nearly 900 hours of gameplay! Each DLC is available for individual download as well.

Halo MCC: Halo 4 (PC) – November 17
Halo 4 joins The Master Chief Collection as the sixth and final chapter of the epic saga. Now optimized for PC, witness the Master Chief’s triumphant return to battle an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation. Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology, the universe will never be the same.

River City Girls (Android, Console & PC) ID@Xbox November 19
In this all-new entry in the legendary beat-’em-up series, hot-blooded heroes Kunio and Riki have been captured, leaving it to their hard-hitting girlfriends, Kyoko and Misako, to serve up some payback. As you punch and kick your way across town – either solo or with a friend in local co-op – you’ll gain new skills, chow down on power-ups, wield an assortment of weapons, and unleash an arsenal of combos, throws, and special attacks that will leave the bad guys crying for mama – all in outrageous 16-bit style! The awesome action is punctuated by manga story panels, anime cutscenes, and an epic synth-pop soundtrack. It’s an old-school rumble for a new generation!

Star Renegades (Android & Console) ID@Xbox – November 19
Star Renegades is a strategy RPG about outsmarting AI-driven adversaries, forging friendships, and toppling galactic empires spanning over multiple generations. Fusing a reactive, tactical turn-based battle system that emphasizes interrupts and counters, with a procedurally generated and emergent mission-based campaign and an intelligent Adversary system with enemy officers that evolve and move up in the ranks, every playthrough is unique, challenging, and never the same.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks: Disney+

Starting today, Ultimate members will be able to stream all of the great entertainment available with Disney+, including content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. From old favorites to the latest epic movies, series and Originals from the world’s best storytellers, including the new season of The Mandalorian, we’re excited to provide this trial as a Perk to our members. Ultimate members who are new to Disney+ will be eligible to claim the 30-day subscription trial through the Perks Gallery on their Xbox console, on the Xbox app on Windows 10 PC, or through the Xbox Game Pass mobile app on iOS and Android. Once the Perk is claimed, members will be directed to the Disney+ site activate their subscription. Disney+ is also available on Xbox One and will be available on Xbox Series X and S, so you can download the app via the Microsoft Store. If you’re interested, don’t wait too long! Members can claim and activate the trial until January 31.

There are now millions of Xbox Game Pass members in 41 countries around the world, and we want to thank you for your continued feedback as we find new ways to add value to the service. From expanding the Xbox Game Pass experience to new platforms like Android mobile devices, to teaming up with Electronic Arts to bring EA Play to our Ultimate and PC members this holiday, to the ongoing work done to ensure our library is full of more than 100 great games to discover – all at no additional cost – we’re using your feedback to continue evolving Xbox Game Pass.

Valid for new Disney+ subscribers only. 18+ only. After trial, Disney+ automatically renews at the then-current monthly pricing until you cancel. Subject to Disney+ Subscriber Agreement https://www.disneyplus.com/legal/subscriber-agreement. Limited time offer. One per account. Available in AU, AT, BE, CA, DK, FI, DE, IE, IT, NL, NZ, NO, PT, ES, SE, CH, GB, US. Claim by 1/31/21. Redeem by 3/2/21.

DLC / Game Updates

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Paid DLC

Xbox Game Pass members can use their membership discount to get paid DLC up to 10% off! On November 10, Paradox will launch Star Kings, the latest expansion for the turn-based/4X strategy game, Age of Wonders: Planetfall. Unite the shattered Star Union and bring peace to the galaxy once and for all! Suit up in giant battle mechs and take on this sacred charge as the noble Paladins of the new Oathbound faction. The future is in your hands as you forge your own custom empire that will unify all factions forever.

Leaving Soon

Time to audit your ‘what game should I play next’ list – the following games are leaving our library soon so you might want to bump these ones up quickly. If you want to add these games to your collection, remember you can use your Xbox Game Pass membership discount to save up to 20%!

Leaving November 16

  • Darksiders III (Console & PC)
  • Munchkin (Console & PC)
  • The Talos Principle (Console & PC)
  • Tracks: The Train Set Game (Console & PC)

For a complete list of all games offered through Xbox Game Pass, visit here. And be sure to check back in each month to see the newest additions to the catalog.

As an added benefit, Xbox Game Pass members can purchase all Xbox One games in the catalog – and related add-ons – at an exclusive discount, allowing you to dive deeper into the Xbox Game Pass titles you love most, and make them part of your permanent library.

If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass yet, you can play free for 14 days.


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