January’s Xbox Game Pass titles include Mass Effect Legendary Edition
Plus Outer Wilds, Spelunky 2, The Pedestrian, Gorogoa, Olija, Embr and The Anacrusis
Microsoft has announced the first wave of titles coming to Xbox Game Pass for console, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming in January 2022.
Gorogoa (Cloud, Console, PC), Olija (Cloud, Console, PC) and The Pedestrian (Cloud, Console, PC) join the service today, ahead of Embr (Cloud, Console, PC), Mass Effect: Legendary Edition (Console, PC) and Outer Wilds (Cloud, Console, PC) on January 6.
They’ll be followed by Spelunky 2 (Console, PC) and The Anacrusis (Console, PC game preview) on January 13.
Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition Official Reveal Trailer
PUBG: Battlegrounds will be leaving Xbox Game Pass on January 10 ahead of the game going free-to-play on January 12.
The following title will leave Xbox Game Pass on January 15: Desperados III (Cloud, Console, PC), Ghost of a Tale (PC), Kingdom Hearts III (Console), Mount & Blade: Warband (Cloud, Console, PC), Pandemic (Console, PC) and Yiik: A Postmodern RPG (PC).
Xbox Game Pass launched in June 2017 and has become central to Microsoft’s gaming business, attracting over 18 million subscribers as of January 2021, according to the latest publicly announced figure.
It offers members access to over 100 titles, including all first-party games at launch, for $10 / £8 per month on console or PC. For $15 / £11, users can access the games on console, PC and mobile devices, including via Xbox Cloud Gaming.
The value of the titles added to Xbox Game Pass in 2021 reportedly exceeded $6,300.