Every month, Xbox adds new games to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service.
Typically, new titles are rolled out in two waves and now, Xbox has unveiled October’s second batch of new Game Pass games:
- Into the Pit (Cloud, Console and PC) — October 19th
- Outriders (PC) — October 19th
- Dragon Ball FighterZ (Cloud and Console) — October 21st
- Echo Generation (Cloud, Console and PC) — October 21st
- Everspace 2 (Game Preview, PC) — October 21st
- Age of Empires IV (PC) — October 28th
- Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (Console and PC) — October 28th
- Backbone (Console) — October 28th
- Bassmaster Fishing 2022 (Cloud, Console and PC) — October 28th
- Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition (Cloud, Console and PC) — October 28th
- The Forgotten City (Cloud, Console and PC) — October 28th
Notably, three of these games are Canadian. Echo Generation is a turn-based adventure game developed by Toronto’s Cococucumber, while Backbone is a dystopian adventure game from Vancouver’s Eggnut and the strategy sim Age of Empires IV is co-developed by Vancouver’s Relic Entertainment.
It’s also worth mentioning that Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is coming just a couple of weeks after the release of Alan Wake Remastered. This means you have more Alan Wake waiting for you if you either played the remaster recently or are planning to get into it soon.
Meanwhile, here’s what’s leaving Game Pass on October 31st:
- Carto (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Celeste (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Comanche (PC)
- Eastshade (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Knights & Bikes (Console and PC)
- Unruly Heroes (Cloud, Console and PC)
As always, members can purchase these or any other Game Pass titles with an exclusive 20 percent discount to keep playing them even after they leave the catalogue.
Finally, more than 100 Game Pass titles now support touch controls on mobile — read more on that here.
Xbox Game Pass is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Android and iOS in beta. Game Pass for Console and Game Pass for PC each cost $11.99 CAD/month.
Meanwhile, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs $16.99/month and is required for streaming (which Xbox refers to as ‘Cloud’). On top of that, this tier includes Game Pass for both Console and PC, as well as an Xbox Live Gold subscription and access to EA Play.
Find out what came to Game Pass earlier this month here.
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Update 19/10/2021 — Updated to include that Age of Empires IV is co-developed by Canada’s own Relic Entertainment.