Xbox Game Pass Gets Xbox Exclusives on Release Day

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  1. jbeecham

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    https://majornelson.com/2018/01/23/...-include-new-releases-from-microsoft-studios/

    "Moving forward, we plan to release all new Xbox One exclusive games from Microsoft Studios into Xbox Game Pass on the same date as their global release. This means that when Sea of Thieves launches on March 20, it will be included in Xbox Game Pass to all members.

    This plan to bring new games timed with their global release into Xbox Game Pass not only includes announced titles like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, and Crackdown 3 but future unannounced games from Microsoft Studios including new iterations of our biggest Xbox One exclusive franchises such as Halo, Forza and Gears of War, on the same day they launch."
     
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    That's interesting. Maybe not a good fit for me, but I could see a lot of people digging it.
     
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    Pretty cool. I only want State of Decay though.
     
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    This also leaks to "Microsoft play anywhere" so the games that have that would be free on your PC as well.
     
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    Interesting. That might convince me to pick this up and give it a try.
     
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    I found a deal that is $5/month for Game Pass for Gold members--is it worth it? There are a ton of games for it and some are pretty good (plus the new exclusive releases added). Is this worth it?
     
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    $60 a year for a massive library of games isn't bad if youll play them. Personally, I have a backlog of games already and own a lot of the games from the games with gold program so it doesn't entice me much.
     
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    That's my issue right now. But there are some cool looking indy games and some good 360 games that look worth it.
     
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    $5 for a month trial doesn't seem bad

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    New games coming to Game Pass in March:

    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/02/26/xbox-game-pass-update-march-2018/

    Sea of Thieves (March 20th release date)
    Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Super Lucky’s Tale
    Resident Evil Revelation 2
    Oxenfree
    Sonic CD
    The Final Station
    Euro Fishing

    I'm interested in the top 3.

    In February, they added:
    Halo Wars 2
    NBA 2K17
    Fable Anniversary
    WWE 2K17
    Darksiders II: Deathfinitive Edition
    Rime
    Riptide Renegade GP
    LetterQuest Grimm's Journey

    They've been adding 7-8 games per month and taking away a few of the lesser played ones.
     
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    im interested in super luckys tale, its on sale for like $16 this month.
     
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    I know I'm a broken record on this, but you can get Game Pass free (well, free-ish since it requires some work) through Microsoft Rewards.

    1 month is 6800 points, 3 months is 17000 points. I earn about 10k points per month doing the tasks pretty much every day... it takes me about 5 minutes a day.

    I was lucky to get in early when they offered a year of Game Pass for 29,000 points... they removed that option a few months ago though.
     
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    Super Lucky's Tale was fun & a nice throw-back 3d platform game. It was pretty short too so you could beat it in 8-10 hours without much difficulty (good for kids).

    New GamePass games for April 2018:
    Portal Knights
    Cities Skylines
    Cluster Truck
    Late Shift
    The Hunter - Call of the Wild
    Kingdom New Lands
    RoboCraft Infinity
    Sacred Citadel

    Most of these look pretty bad... I'll probably try Cities Skylines, Late Shift & Hunter.

    A lot of people are looking forward to Portal Knights... it looks like Minecraft with better graphics.
     
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    I thought about buying luckys tale to play with the kids. I cant get into the gamepass thing, I guess I could do it for one month, beat a few games and leave it.

    My mom bought her adopted sons an xbox and just did game pass, its a great service for that.
     
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    There are a lot of quality games on the Game Pass, but having a bunch of games is useless if you have no time to play them.
     

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