A new selection of games are releasing today for Xbox Game Pass, including the classic PS2 JRPG Final Fantasy 10 and its sequel.
Xbox Game Pass remains the main selling point of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles more than six months after the debut of the next generation. The subscription service offers a library of games at an affordable price, a point of comparison with the $ 70 exclusives of the PS5. However, to keep Xbox Game Pass immediately attractive requires a constant stream of new games. Xbox continues to ship on this front even now, with several new additions including Final Fantasy 10 arriving today.
Five new games, or technically six, will arrive on Xbox Game Pass starting May 13. These games start with Red Dead Online, the multiplayer half of Red Dead Redemption 2. The solo Red Dead Redemption was available in mid-2020, but did not return after leaving last August. There is speculation that Red Dead Redemption 2 could also return to Xbox Game Pass, after some teaser-y language from Melissa McGamePass earlier this year. However, there is nothing confirmed at this time.
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The next biggest addition has to be the Final Fantasy 10 and Final Fantasy 10-2 HD remaster bundle, technically two games rather than one. The addition marks the growing relationship between Xbox and Square Enix. There is still a lot of work to be done, as many Square Enix games still don’t come to Xbox and others end up being PlayStation exclusive. Bringing a lot of great classic games from Final Fantasy and other titles to Game Pass is a great start, however.
As for the other three new additions to Game Pass, there are Psychonauts to start. Psychonauts will give Xbox gamers the opportunity to play the 2005 classic ahead of the launch of Psychonauts 2 Later this year. Comes next Just Cause 4: reloaded, another game published by Square Enix and the latest version of Just cause franchise. And finally Remainder: ashes, the popular action RPG from Gunfire Games.
There is a certain breakdown of the games available on which consoles. Red Dead Online is available both on console and through xCloud. Final Fantasy 10 / 10-2 is on both PC and console. Remainder: ashes is an exclusive addition to the PC. Then the two Just Cause 4: reloaded and Psychonauts are all available on PC, cloud and console.
With new additions, there are also departures. On May 15, six different games will be removed from Xbox Game Pass. these games include Alan wake, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2, Infinity Dungeon, Final fantasy 9, Hotline Miami, and Plebby Quest: The Crusades. The cycle of new Xbox Game Pass content continues. Expect to know more Xbox Game Pass games for the second half of May and beyond soon.
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