Detractors of Xbox Game Pass are running out of goalposts to move. One of the last legitimate gripes left against Microsoft’s game-subscription service is that it sounds more like basic cable than HBO. In other words, there’s a lot of good stuff, but very little content that’s truly top-shelf. But with 2023 just two months away, even that argument holds good. Check out the roll out of Xbox Game Pass and how long it’s set to last:
Hi-Fi Rush (January 25) – Many pixels’ worth of digital ink has been spilled writing about Tango Gameworks’ viral, shadow-dropped hit. Microsoft didn’t release a first-party game out of nowhere, it released an amazing first-party game out of nowhere. IGN gave it a 9 out of 10, and fellow critics agreed, giving it a Metacritic rating of 88 on Xbox and 89 on PC.
Just four weeks later, Atomic Heart (February 21) hit Game Pass as it earned an 8 out of 10 from IGN. This highly anticipated first-person shooter has captivated gamers for years and its release did not disappoint. It’s a third-party game available on PlayStation, sure, but it’ll cost you $70 there.
Those two started the year strong for the service, but fast-forward just 10 days (March 3) and Game Pass could potentially put another $70 in your pocket, with Team Ninja’s promising new Soulslike, Vo Long: Fallen Dynasty, another big third party game day for subscribers. -does a job.
Still in March (on the 28th), Sony’s own first-party baseball sim, MLB The Show 23, won’t cost Game Pass subscribers another dime for the third year in a row. This is great for an annual sports game where most players don’t buy it every year. Game Pass subscribers don’t have to worry about that.
We move into April (specifically April 18), when Minecraft Legends will be released on all major platforms – but only Xbox gamers can download it from Game Pass without swiping their credit card for an extra charge. Another dub.
Meanwhile, May will only be a day older when Redfall hits Xbox Game Pass on May 2nd from the Austin-based developers Arkane (the makers of Dishonored 1 and 2 along with Prey).
Source : IGN India