Xbox Game Pass: New Games for January 2019 Revealed


Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft’s subscription service for Xbox One owners. It’s designed to be like a “Netflix for games,” where you pay a simple monthly rate and get access to loads of games for download. It’s not to be confused with the Xbox Live Gold membership, which gives users a selection of free games each month.

There was a huge surge in popularity and profile for the Xbox Game Pass last year, mainly due to Microsoft unveiling a strategy that puts brand new games on the service. Sea of Thieves was the first example of this, followed by State of Decay 2. Crackdown 3‘s launch on Feb. 15 will be the next first-party release on the service. 

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Membership to the Xbox Game Pass will set you back $9.99 per month, although the official Microsoft website will currently sell you the first month for just $1. Amazon is currently selling 3 months for $25, as well.

New games are added each month to Xbox Game Pass, and these are some of the recent titles to get excited about:

Xbox Game Pass: New Game for January 2019

Here’s the full list of new stuff that Microsoft has announced, so far, for Xbox Game Pass this month…

Life Is Strange 2: Part 1 (January 3rd)

Ark: Survival Evolved (January 3rd)

Farming Simulator 17 (January 3rd)

Absolver (January 7th)

Just Cause 3 (January 10th)

Aftercharge (January 10th)

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (January 10th)

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass

Looking further into the future, we know that the following games will become available on Xbox Game Pass on the day of their release…

Crackdown 3 (Feb. 15)

Gears 5 (TBA)

Halo Infinite (TBA)

Battletoads (TBA)

Ori and the Will of the Wisps (TBA)

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Leaving Soon from Xbox Game Pass

The Xbox Game Pass app also mentions that the following games are “leaving soon.” It doesn’t give us an exact date for any of them disappearing, but you’ll want to start playing them sooner rather than later if you want to have a go…

The Division

Letter Quest Remastered

Riptide GP: Renegade

The Escapists: The Walking Dead

That’s all the info we’ve got for now, but we’ll keep this article updated as Microsoft adds and removes stuff from the Xbox Game Pass…

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