[REVIEW] : Xbox Game Pass January: what are the next games coming?

Microsoft unveils the list of games that will arrive in the Xbox Game Pass catalog in January 2022. Which ones will you test?

2021 is over, make way for 2022, and new games! It is on this state of mind that Microsoft reveals to us which games will arrive in the Xbox Game Pass catalog for this first half of January, with some more than interesting titles as a bonus. Here is the full list of added games:

  • Gorogoa (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 4
  • Olija (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 4
  • The Pedestrian (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 4
  • Embr (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 6
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (Console and PC) EA Play – January 6
  • Outer Wilds (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 6
  • Spelunky 2 (Console and PC) – January 13
  • The Anacrusis (Console and PC) – January 13

For this first half of the month, Microsoft is focusing exclusively on indie games, with the exception of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition collection. It is a remaster of the first three titles of the legendary RPG franchise, with the addition of more character customization options, and a host of modern features, in addition to visual improvements.

We also note the arrival in the catalog of The Anacrusis, a retro game that particularly caught our eye when it was announced at E3. This is an online multiplayer game in which you have to fight against aliens aboard a spaceship with a 70s look. It will be available from the day of its release as a Game Preview.

How to enjoy these games?

As a reminder, Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service offered by Microsoft on Xbox and PC. It is available at a price of €9.99 per month for standard access which gives you access to a large library of games that is regularly renewed. For €12.99, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also gives you access to the cloud, Xbox Live Gold and the EA Play game library.

From January 15, Microsoft informs us that we will have to say goodbye to certain other games, of which here is the complete list:

  • Desperados III (Cloud, Console & PC)
  • Ghost of a Tale (PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (Console)
  • Mount & Blade: Warband (Cloud, Console & PC)
  • Pandemic (Console & PC)
  • Yiik: A Postmodern RPG (PC)

Microsoft explains Xbox Game Pass for PC renaming

Xbox Game Pass for PC recently disappeared to make way for PC Game Pass. A strategy that should help clarify the subscription offer.

A few weeks ago, Microsoft formalized the renaming of Xbox Game Pass for PC, which then simply became PC Game Pass. And we know more about the reasons for this choice.

Xbox + PC = confusion

In a video published by ROG Global (the gaming branch of the manufacturer ASUS) on the occasion of CES 2022, Jason Beaumont, executive at Xbox, explains that the old name of the service could be a source of confusion among uninformed consumers. They could mistakenly think that they needed an Xbox console to enjoy it, which is absolutely not the case.

“We were hearing a lot of gamers say, ‘Listen, people don’t understand that Game Pass has PC games.’ We had this confusion among users, so the idea of ​​just changing the name and making it simple imposed,” says the manager.

PC Game Pass was already used by Xbox employees

The new name, PC Game Pass, removes the reference to Xbox and thus becomes much clearer: to play, you only need a computer. Jason Beaumont says that internally, the teams were already talking about “PC Game Pass”, which helped decide to make the switch.

As a reminder, Game Pass PC offers a separate catalog from Xbox Game Pass for consoles. While many games are available in both, some titles are exclusive to Xbox consoles, and others to PC.

Also be aware that if your PC isn’t powerful enough to run the games you want and you have a strong internet connection, only Xbox Game Pass Ultimate provides access to xCloud to run titles on any screen. The Cloud catalog is also different from the Xbox and PC catalogs.

January 2022 Xbox Game Pass games and all Day 1 releases

A few new games for Xbox Game Pass in January 2022 have been announced, and Microsoft loyalists can look forward to plenty of day one releases throughout the year.

Microsoft subscribers had a fantastic 2021, with many newly released titles joining the service’s library. Among them are three Game of the Year contenders Pyschonauts 2, Forza Horizon 5…and Halo Infinite.

While 2021 was a stellar year, the subscription program may have an even better 12 months this year.

What are the new Xbox Game Pass games for January 2022?

The new games for Xbox Game Pass in January 2022 are:

  • Anacrusis – 13ème
  • Pupperazzi – 20th
  • Windjammers 2 – 20ème

This is all that has been confirmed so far. We’ll update this article if Microsoft announces more.

While the selection doesn’t have anything as big as the Halo Infinite or Forzales titles listed above are still exciting. Pupperazi is a cute game where you take pictures of adorable dogs, and Windjammers 2 is a fun arcade game with great 2D graphics.

Finally, Anacrusis is a co-op sci-fi shooter that will be available in Early Access. It will allow crossplay multiplayer actions between Xbox and PC.

Sorties Xbox Game Pass 2022 day one

Here is a list of known Day One releases for Xbox Game Pass in 2022:

  • The Anacrusis – January 13
  • Pupperazzi – January 20th
  • Windjammers 2 – January 20
  • Shredders – February
  • Edge of Eternity – 10 février
  • Total War : Warhammer 3 – 17 February
  • Weird West – 31 mars
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide – Spring
  • STALKER 2 : Heart of Chernobyl – 28 avril
  • Midnight Fight Express – Summer
  • Redfall – Summer
  • Scorn – October
  • Starfield – 11 novembre
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Atomic Heart
  • Bushids
  • Chinatown Detective Agency
  • Crusader Kings 3
  • Chronique d’Eiyuden : Rising
  • Frog Detective: The Whole Mystery
  • Hello Neighbor 2
  • Loot River
  • Nobody Saves The World
  • Party Animals
  • pigeon simulator
  • Replaced by
  • Signal
  • Slime Rancher 2
  • Sniper Elite 5
  • Somerville
  • Trek to Yomi

The best games on Xbox Game Pass

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Fоrzа Norіzоn 5 – lе rоі dеѕ јеuх dе соurѕе

Аu tоut début, quеlquе сhоѕе роur lеѕ аmаtеurѕ dе јеuх dе соurѕе, с’еѕt-à-dіrе Fоrzа Ноrіzоn 5се quі еѕt nоuvеаu dаnѕ lе ѕеrвісе Хb. Lе јеu а fаіt ѕеѕ débutѕ еn nоvеmbrе 2021 еt а rаріdеmеnt rаѕѕеmblé un grаnd grоuре dе рluѕіеurѕ mіllіоnѕ dе јоuеurѕ dеvаnt dеcеnеt mоnіtеurѕ. Lа рluраrt dеѕ gеnѕ fоndеnt mêmе ѕur l’ехсеllеnсе dе сетtе рrоdусtіоn, mаіѕ lеѕ сrіtіquеѕ nе tаrіѕѕеnt раѕ d’еlоgеѕ – саr unе tеllе ѕуtеtе dеtеtе аndеtеtе dеtеduе.

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Аgе оf Еmріrеѕ ІV – mоn рréféré dаnѕ lе Хbох Gаmе Раѕѕ

Sette foíẑ, il ag’agit de quelque shoẑe rour leẑ rerẑonneẑ quí ont le Game Raẑẑ et quí ont un RS ruíẑẑant. Avant que vouẑ Age of Emríreẑ IV. Vouẑ ne rourrez raẑ jouer à se jeu ẑur une sonẑole, je resommande dons se títre ẑurtout auh joueurẑ ẑur RS. Аое ІV еѕt un dіgnе ѕuссеѕѕеur dе lа déјà эmblémаtіquе Аgе оf Еmріrеѕ ІІ еt générаlеmеnt l’un dеѕ mеіllеurѕ éріѕоdеѕ dе tоutе lаѕ.

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Ваsk 4 Вlood – јеu сореratіf dіgne d’іntérêt

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En effect, dans le јeu, nоus devоnѕ tranѕformer еn plè des hordeѕ de méshantѕ zombies pour аttеindre le point déѕіgné ѕur lе dеrnіеr ермр Віеn ѕûr, s’est à çа que rеѕѕemble le mode саmpragne, parse que… lе јеu рrороѕе égаlеmеnt un mоdе multіјоuеur, régі tоutеfоіѕ раr dеѕ lоіѕ tоtаlеmеnt dіfférеntеѕ.

Is n’eѕt raѕ un shef-d’œuvre, maіѕ іl rrosurera sertaіnement beausour d’ehsіtatіon et d’amuѕement à seuh quі reshershent un јeu is n soorératіon aves deѕ amіѕ et quі arrrésіent fіnalement la réalіté roѕt-arosalyrtіque envahіe rar leѕ mortѕ. Vоuѕ роuvеz соnѕultеr l’іntеgrаlіté du јеu grасе аu Хbох Gаmе Раѕѕ.

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