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Coming soon to Xbox Game Pass - Deathloop, Slime Rancher 2, Valheim, Grounded’s Full Release, and More

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Available Today


Deathloop (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S)
In the critically acclaimed Deathloop, two rival assassins are trapped in a mysterious timeloop on the island of Blackreef. As Colt, the only chance for escape is to end the cycle by assassinating eight key targets before the day resets. Learn from each cycle, try new approaches, and do whatever it takes to break the timeloop. Enjoy a slew of features like photomode, accessibility options, and the Goldenloop Update with a new weapon and ability, cross-play matchmaking, an extended ending, and more. Put an end to eternity today on Xbox One consoles with cloud gaming!

Hardspace: Shipbreaker (Cloud and Xbox Series X|S)
Available now with PC Game Pass and coming to Cloud Gaming and Xbox Series X|S today! Equipped with cutting-edge salvaging tech, carve, and slice a variety of derelict spaceships at will in zero-g to recover valuable materials. Be careful with your tools: you don’t want to trigger an explosive chain reaction that could be deadly, or worse – costly! Upgrade your gear to take on more lucrative contracts to pay your debt to Lynx Corporation through a compelling campaign, relax in freeplay, or compete in timed challenges.


Coming Soon

SpiderHeck (Console and PC) – September 22
Available on day one with Game Pass:
SpiderHeck is a fast-paced couch co-op brawler. Duel to the death against your friends and catch delight as they pull off the ultimate parkour feat, before catapulting themselves face-first into the lava. Or join forces and show those pesky insects who are the real heck masters here!

Beacon Pines (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 22
Available on day one with Game Pass:
Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy storybook adventure where you use charms to rewrite fate. Something strange is happening and Luka and his friends are the only ones taking notice! Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate.

Slime Rancher 2 (Game Preview) (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) – September 22
Available on day one with Game Pass:
Continue the adventures of ace slime rancher Beatrix LeBeau as she journeys to Rainbow Island, a prismatic paradise brimming with ancient technology, unknown natural resources, and an avalanche of wiggling, jiggling, new slimes to wrangle. A mysterious, new world is waiting for you to explore however you choose!

Moonscars (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 27
Available on day one with Game Pass:
Unravel the mystery of your existence in this challenging, yet rewarding, souls-like 2D platform slasher! As the fierce clayborne warrior Grey Irma, you must push your combat skills to the limit and master new abilities to progress through this stunning yet unforgiving world. Facing off against relentless enemies and the cruel mistress the Moon, you will discover your past and finally find the peace you so desperately desire.

Grounded – Full Release (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 27
The full release of Grounded is coming on September 27! Experience the full story while you and up to three of your friends explore the entire backyard. Discover how you were shrunk down to the size of an ant and why you were put into the backyard while finding a way to get big again.

Let’s Build A Zoo (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 29
Let out your wild side with this cute management sim! Import and breed rare creatures, hire the right staff, keep your visitors happy, and deal with plenty of weird and wonderful events. Then try your hand at DNA Splicing, and stitch together over 300,000 different types of animals!

Valheim (Game Preview) (PC) – September 29
Valheim is a brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players set in a procedurally-generated world inspired by Norse mythology. Craft powerful weapons, construct longhouses, and slay mighty foes to prove yourself to Odin!


PAW Patrol Grand Prix (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 30
Available on day one with Game Pass:
No track is too big, no racer too small! The PAW Patrol are on their fastest mission yet – To win the Pup Cup! Race around iconic locations including Adventure Bay, Jake’s Snowboarding Resort and The Jungle in this 4-player-championship to find out who will be crowned the winner.


In Case You Missed It


Amazing Cultivation Simulator (PC) – Available now
Rise up in a search for immortality in this strategy sim and management game based on Chinese mythology. Rebuild your sect and train new disciples through the path of cultivation. Research magic and gather mystical artifacts, face ancient dangers and other sects in your path to spiritual ascension.


DLC / Updates


Xbox App on PC Updates
It’s time to update your Xbox app on PC! We’ve made improvements to the app making it faster to launch and partnered with HowLongToBeat so you can view estimates for how long it will take you to complete a game in the game details pages for most PC Game Pass games. Check out all the details here, and thank you for all the continued feedback!

Jurassic World Evolution 2: Late Cretaceous Pack – Available now
Game Pass members save up to 10%! Showcase four stunning new prehistoric species in your parks with Jurassic World Evolution 2: Late Cretaceous Pack. Inspired by the fascinating Late Cretaceous period, this pack includes four captivating species that roamed the land, sea, and air over 65 million years ago. Learn more here!

Sea of Thieves: The Sirens’ Prize – Available until September 29
The stakes are high: time to delve deep and seek ways to bolster the strength of Belle and the Pirate Lord in battles yet to come. Descend to sunken Shrines and return with Ancient Treasures in The Sirens’ Prize, Sea of Thieves’ seventh time-limited Adventure is running now until September 29!

Sniper Elite 5: Concealed Target Weapon & Skin Pack – Available now
Game Pass members save up to 10%! Enhance your armory with the Concealed Target weapon and skin pack, including new camouflage gear to up your stealth game. The free Survival Map, Amongst the Rubble is available now to all players as part of the latest update!

Try FIFA 23 for 10 hours with EA Play on September 27
It’s kick-off time! FIFA 23 brings The World’s Game to the pitch, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can try it for 10 hours via EA Play on September 27 – days before launch! Plus score a 10% discount on purchases of EA digital content, monthly member-only rewards, and more.


Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks

Deathloop: Hunting Pack – September 21
Roam Blackreef in style with the “Horizon” Colt skin and “Athleisure” Julianna skin. Don’t break a sweat with the “Ultralite” Rapier weapon!

Super Animal Royale: Season 5 Perks Pack – September 27
Boost your Super Animal apparel with the latest Perks cosmetic set. Fight foes in style with an all-new Umbrella, BCG, Outfit, and Sparrow Launcher!

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Kronos Pack – October 6
Time is of the essence when you put yourself at the service of Kronos. This pack contains a gear set, a mount, and a spear.


Xbox Touch Controls Coming To Nine More Games

Ultimate members, more games are available now with touch controls via Xbox Cloud Gaming! Plus, you can play Grounded’s full release with Touch Controls on September 27. Jump into these games at xbox.com/play via browser, Xbox Game Pass app for Android, or Xbox app for PC – no controller required!


  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Anniversary Edition
  • Grounded – Full Release (September 27)
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered
  • Road 96
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • This War of Mine
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera


Leaving September 30

The following games are leaving the Game Pass library soon. Be sure to jump back in to tie up any loose ends, and don’t forget to use your membership discount to save up to 20% to keep them in your library. Plus, you might have seen that Aragami 2 was listed as leaving soon in our previous announcement, but the good news is that Aragami 2 will remain available to members on Cloud, Console, and PC.


  • AI: The Somnium Files (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Astria Ascending (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Dandy Ace (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Dirt 4 (PC) EA Play
  • Dirt Rally (PC) EA Play
  • Going Under (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Lemnis Gate (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Slime Rancher (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Subnautica: Below Zero (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • The Procession to Calvary (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Unsighted (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Visage (Cloud, Console, and PC)
 
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Draugoth

Gold Member


Available Today


Deathloop (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S)
In the critically acclaimed Deathloop, two rival assassins are trapped in a mysterious timeloop on the island of Blackreef. As Colt, the only chance for escape is to end the cycle by assassinating eight key targets before the day resets. Learn from each cycle, try new approaches, and do whatever it takes to break the timeloop. Enjoy a slew of features like photomode, accessibility options, and the Goldenloop Update with a new weapon and ability, cross-play matchmaking, an extended ending, and more. Put an end to eternity today on Xbox One consoles with cloud gaming!

Deathloop

Hardspace: Shipbreaker (Cloud and Xbox Series X|S)
Available now with PC Game Pass and coming to Cloud Gaming and Xbox Series X|S today! Equipped with cutting-edge salvaging tech, carve, and slice a variety of derelict spaceships at will in zero-g to recover valuable materials. Be careful with your tools: you don’t want to trigger an explosive chain reaction that could be deadly, or worse – costly! Upgrade your gear to take on more lucrative contracts to pay your debt to Lynx Corporation through a compelling campaign, relax in freeplay, or compete in timed challenges.


Coming Soon


SpiderHeck (Console and PC) – September 22
Available on day one with Game Pass:
SpiderHeck is a fast-paced couch co-op brawler. Duel to the death against your friends and catch delight as they pull off the ultimate parkour feat, before catapulting themselves face-first into the lava. Or join forces and show those pesky insects who are the real heck masters here!

Beacon Pines (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 22
Available on day one with Game Pass:
Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy storybook adventure where you use charms to rewrite fate. Something strange is happening and Luka and his friends are the only ones taking notice! Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate.

Slime Rancher 2 (Game Preview) (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) – September 22
Available on day one with Game Pass:
Continue the adventures of ace slime rancher Beatrix LeBeau as she journeys to Rainbow Island, a prismatic paradise brimming with ancient technology, unknown natural resources, and an avalanche of wiggling, jiggling, new slimes to wrangle. A mysterious, new world is waiting for you to explore however you choose!

Slime Rancher 2

Moonscars (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 27
Available on day one with Game Pass:
Unravel the mystery of your existence in this challenging, yet rewarding, souls-like 2D platform slasher! As the fierce clayborne warrior Grey Irma, you must push your combat skills to the limit and master new abilities to progress through this stunning yet unforgiving world. Facing off against relentless enemies and the cruel mistress the Moon, you will discover your past and finally find the peace you so desperately desire.

Grounded – Full Release (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 27
The full release of Grounded is coming on September 27! Experience the full story while you and up to three of your friends explore the entire backyard. Discover how you were shrunk down to the size of an ant and why you were put into the backyard while finding a way to get big again.

Grounded

Let’s Build A Zoo (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 29
Let out your wild side with this cute management sim! Import and breed rare creatures, hire the right staff, keep your visitors happy, and deal with plenty of weird and wonderful events. Then try your hand at DNA Splicing, and stitch together over 300,000 different types of animals!

Valheim (Game Preview) (PC) – September 29
Valheim is a brutal exploration and survival game for 1-10 players set in a procedurally-generated world inspired by Norse mythology. Craft powerful weapons, construct longhouses, and slay mighty foes to prove yourself to Odin!

Valheim

PAW Patrol Grand Prix (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 30
Available on day one with Game Pass:
No track is too big, no racer too small! The PAW Patrol are on their fastest mission yet – To win the Pup Cup! Race around iconic locations including Adventure Bay, Jake’s Snowboarding Resort and The Jungle in this 4-player-championship to find out who will be crowned the winner.


In Case You Missed It


Amazing Cultivation Simulator (PC) – Available now
Rise up in a search for immortality in this strategy sim and management game based on Chinese mythology. Rebuild your sect and train new disciples through the path of cultivation. Research magic and gather mystical artifacts, face ancient dangers and other sects in your path to spiritual ascension.


DLC / Updates


Xbox App on PC Updates
It’s time to update your Xbox app on PC! We’ve made improvements to the app making it faster to launch and partnered with HowLongToBeat so you can view estimates for how long it will take you to complete a game in the game details pages for most PC Game Pass games. Check out all the details here, and thank you for all the continued feedback!

Jurassic World Evolution 2: Late Cretaceous Pack – Available now
Game Pass members save up to 10%! Showcase four stunning new prehistoric species in your parks with Jurassic World Evolution 2: Late Cretaceous Pack. Inspired by the fascinating Late Cretaceous period, this pack includes four captivating species that roamed the land, sea, and air over 65 million years ago. Learn more here!

Sea of Thieves: The Sirens’ Prize – Available until September 29
The stakes are high: time to delve deep and seek ways to bolster the strength of Belle and the Pirate Lord in battles yet to come. Descend to sunken Shrines and return with Ancient Treasures in The Sirens’ Prize, Sea of Thieves’ seventh time-limited Adventure is running now until September 29!

Sniper Elite 5: Concealed Target Weapon & Skin Pack – Available now
Game Pass members save up to 10%! Enhance your armory with the Concealed Target weapon and skin pack, including new camouflage gear to up your stealth game. The free Survival Map, Amongst the Rubble is available now to all players as part of the latest update!

Try FIFA 23 for 10 hours with EA Play on September 27
It’s kick-off time! FIFA 23 brings The World’s Game to the pitch, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can try it for 10 hours via EA Play on September 27 – days before launch! Plus score a 10% discount on purchases of EA digital content, monthly member-only rewards, and more.


Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks


Deathloop: Hunting Pack – September 21
Roam Blackreef in style with the “Horizon” Colt skin and “Athleisure” Julianna skin. Don’t break a sweat with the “Ultralite” Rapier weapon!

Super Animal Royale: Season 5 Perks Pack – September 27
Boost your Super Animal apparel with the latest Perks cosmetic set. Fight foes in style with an all-new Umbrella, BCG, Outfit, and Sparrow Launcher!

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Kronos Pack – October 6
Time is of the essence when you put yourself at the service of Kronos. This pack contains a gear set, a mount, and a spear.


Xbox Touch Controls Coming To Nine More Games


Xbox Touch Controls

Ultimate members, more games are available now with touch controls via Xbox Cloud Gaming! Plus, you can play Grounded’s full release with Touch Controls on September 27. Jump into these games at xbox.com/play via browser, Xbox Game Pass app for Android, or Xbox app for PC – no controller required!

  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Anniversary Edition
  • Grounded – Full Release (September 27)
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered
  • Road 96
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • This War of Mine
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera

Leaving September 30


The following games are leaving the Game Pass library soon. Be sure to jump back in to tie up any loose ends, and don’t forget to use your membership discount to save up to 20% to keep them in your library. Plus, you might have seen that Aragami 2 was listed as leaving soon in our previous announcement, but the good news is that Aragami 2 will remain available to members on Cloud, Console, and PC.

  • AI: The Somnium Files (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Astria Ascending (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Dandy Ace (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Dirt 4 (PC) EA Play
  • Dirt Rally (PC) EA Play
  • Going Under (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Lemnis Gate (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Slime Rancher (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Subnautica: Below Zero (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • The Procession to Calvary (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Unsighted (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Visage (Cloud, Console, and PC)
We’ll be back soon with more games as usual. Make sure to download the Xbox Game Pass mobile app on your phone to make it even easier to install (or pre-install!) the games you want to play next. Catch you next time!


 
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reksveks

Member
5 games for me and no time.

That the same paws patrol game that hit ps plus in July?

Apparently its a different one.
 
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hlm666

Member
Can't wait for Moonscars loved the demo, then i'll have a look at grounded, havn't checked that out since around it's early access release but I really liked it, just needed more content which should have improved.
 

DaGwaphics

Member
No big surprise but a really solid list and one of the best months of the year so far.

Seems like there was no reason to be worried about September content (and also October since it already includes Plague Tale and Scorn).

They were just playing with us, saving all those games for the second announcement. :messenger_grinning_smiling:
 

anthony2690

Gold Member
Deathloop, Moonscars, Grounded & Slime Rancher 2 for me!

I'm a good 10 hours into Ni No Kuni currently & I got Diofield Chronicles tomorrow & then it is non stop games I want to play!

I wish some of these games came out earlier during some off the slower months of the year though, I'm going to have to plan out what order I play each game.
 

Kirkio

Neo Member
My series X will be arriving in the next few days, I'm a complete Xbox noob since the OG Xbox. Anything that's must play on Gamepass that I should get to first? I have a PS5 and Switch so now I won't miss out on anything, best way to be if you can afford to
 

Punished Miku

Gold Member
My series X will be arriving in the next few days, I'm a complete Xbox noob since the OG Xbox. Anything that's must play on Gamepass that I should get to first? I have a PS5 and Switch so now I won't miss out on anything, best way to be if you can afford to
  • Go through the store and wishlist everything that's backwards compatible that you want. Wait for sales.
  • First party titles are on GP forever, so play those one at a time.
  • Play stuff leaving the service soon before it leaves. It's shown in the OP what's leaving on 9/30.
  • Can try stuff on cloud before even downloading if you're not sure.
 

LordBlodgett

Gold Member
I'm actually most excited for the Grounded full release this month. Been waiting to play it until the story was fleshed out.

Also downloaded/preloaded Ni No Kuni Remastered, Danganronpa, and Deathloop......wow, this month is stacked
 

Kirkio

Neo Member
  • Go through the store and wishlist everything that's backwards compatible that you want. Wait for sales.
  • First party titles are on GP forever, so play those one at a time.
  • Play stuff leaving the service soon before it leaves. It's shown in the OP what's leaving on 9/30.
  • Can try stuff on cloud before even downloading if you're not sure.
Cheers dude, I'll have a mess around, got alot to catch up on
 

Punished Miku

Gold Member
Cheers dude, I'll have a mess around, got alot to catch up on
You also can claim Games with Gold titles twice a month, so grab those off the store every two weeks or so.

Then there's the Gamepass upgrade trick which is pretty much the best deal, easily. Buy 3 year cards of Gold for $60 each. Then when that is done, you can convert Live Gold to Gamepass Ultimate for $1. Then you'll be set up until 2025 for $181. Do this before signing up for Gamepass, or using any free 1 month promo codes.
 
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CatLady

Selfishly plays on Xbox Purr-ies X
My series X will be arriving in the next few days, I'm a complete Xbox noob since the OG Xbox. Anything that's must play on Gamepass that I should get to first? I have a PS5 and Switch so now I won't miss out on anything, best way to be if you can afford to
First, congratulations on your Series X, but I do pity you for the size of your backlog after you go through all the games on Game Pass.

I don't know what kind of games you like but Game Pass pretty much has everything. Almost all the Bethesda Softworks games are on Game Pass, there are tons of JRPGs and Japanese games if you like those games (I hate them - but whatever).

As already mentioned, Deathloop releases today. If you're good with twinstick shooters, The Ascent is the most criminally underrated game ever - Don't miss it.

Forza Horizon 5 is awesome. I hate racing games but gave it a try and loved it. Of course, FS 2020 is the most technologically advance and most beautiful game ever, worth checking out just look at it. The campaign for Halo Infinite is my favorite game so far this gen. If you like shooters you should check it out.

If you haven't played them yet Jedi: Fallen Order and Guardians of the Galaxy are outstanding games, but stay away from the Avengers, it totally sucks. :messenger_winking:

Probably the best thing to do is go through all the Game Pass offerings and add any you think you might like to "Play Later". Also keep in mind most games can be played on xCloud so if you're undecided you can try them out first without wasting a bunch of time to download them.
 

adamsapple

Or is it just one of Phil's balls in my throat?
Cheers dude, I'll have a mess around, got alot to catch up on

If you have interest in backwards compatible stuff, you can find a list of 360 and OG Xbox BC games here. You can also filter for those which got any kind of enhancements or FPS boost.

All Xbox OG games run with a resolution boost by default. Some 360 games got res boost for One X which transfers here, and some also got FPS boosted.


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And for a general list of all games which got FPS boost, including Xbox One era games, you can use this:




I generally keep an eye on if any of these games, especially 360 ones, ever go on sale so I can get them for cheap.
 

Kirkio

Neo Member
You also can claim Games with Gold titles twice a month, so grab those off the store every two weeks or so.

Then there's the Gamepass upgrade trick which is pretty much the best deal, easily. Buy 3 year cards of Gold for $60 each. Then when that is done, you can convert Live Gold to Gamepass Ultimate for $1. Then you'll be set up until 2025 for $181. Do this before signing up for Gamepass, or using any free 1 month promo codes.
Yeah I was about to get it on all access but saw that you can save alot by doing the upgrade trick, cheers for the heads up
 

Kirkio

Neo Member
First, congratulations on your Series X, but I do pity you for the size of your backlog after you go through all the games on Game Pass.

I don't know what kind of games you like but Game Pass pretty much has everything. Almost all the Bethesda Softworks games are on Game Pass, there are tons of JRPGs and Japanese games if you like those games (I hate them - but whatever).

As already mentioned, Deathloop releases today. If you're good with twinstick shooters, The Ascent is the most criminally underrated game ever - Don't miss it.

Forza Horizon 5 is awesome. I hate racing games but gave it a try and loved it. Of course, FS 2020 is the most technologically advance and most beautiful game ever, worth checking out just look at it. The campaign for Halo Infinite is my favorite game so far this gen. If you like shooters you should check it out.

If you haven't played them yet Jedi: Fallen Order and Guardians of the Galaxy are outstanding games, but stay away from the Avengers, it totally sucks. :messenger_winking:

Probably the best thing to do is go through all the Game Pass offerings and add any you think you might like to "Play Later". Also keep in mind most games can be played on xCloud so if you're undecided you can try them out first without wasting a bunch of time to download them.
Hey thanks, yeah starfield being exclusive and all future Bethesda games was one of the main reasons I took the plunge, plus like you say I have alot that I've missed that I can get stuck into in the mean time.

There's only really God of War that I'm looking forward to on the PS5 for a while, plus I imagine it would've been harder to get one closer to Christmas so thought why not. I'll definitely look those games up, thanks for the suggestions
 

Kirkio

Neo Member
If you have interest in backwards compatible stuff, you can find a list of 360 and OG Xbox BC games here. You can also filter for those which got any kind of enhancements or FPS boost.

All Xbox OG games run with a resolution boost by default. Some 360 games got res boost for One X which transfers here, and some also got FPS boosted.

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And for a general list of all games which got FPS boost, including Xbox One era games, you can use this:


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I generally keep an eye on if any of these games, especially 360 ones, ever go on sale so I can get them for cheap.
Cheers dude that's super helpful, there was a few couch co op games that we absolutely hammered back in the day, can't remember their names but I'll try and look them up, definitely want to get them again
 

Punished Miku

Gold Member
Cheers dude, I'll have a mess around, got alot to catch up on
AND get the Gamepass app for your phone. Games are added every week or more and you can browse while away and queue up downloads. Also allows easy access to cloud gaming on your phone. Seamless, easy.
 
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