Xbox has shared the latest games for you to join subscription service Game Pass in a blog announcement earlier today, and it looks pretty good. This first month update adds Guilty Gear Pursuitplenty Empty spaceand a few important updates to games you already own.
Elegant anime fighting game Guilty Gear Pursuit is already available to play and you can download the updates for Fallout 76, Nobody’s HeavenAnd Halo infinity Season 3 now. Among other small details, FalloutMutation Invasion update adds hourly mutated public events that you can play for prizes, Nobody’s Heaven Fractal Update introduces the Utopia Speeder starship and several new accessibility and challenge featuresAnd Halo‘s Echoes Within update brings a new weapon and a 100-level battle pass.
Sea of thieves will also hold a Forts of Fortune event on March 16, featuring fresh cosmetics and Pirate Legend Voyages, and will celebrate its 5th anniversary on March 20 with “an exclusive login bonus, a timed selfie wall, and a super-sized Community Weekend event,” says the blog from Xbox.
That already feels like a lot of video games, but wait! There is more. As this month progresses, you can expect the following titles to make it into Game Pass:
- dead space 2, dead space 3 (Cloud, March 9)
- Valheim (Game preview) (Console, March 14)
- Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (Cloud, console and PC, March 16)
- Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – The Prince’s Edition (Console, PC, March 12)
GamePass Ultimate subscribers can now also claim additional rewards for their games, including:
- Corrupted Assault Rifle Bundle for Halo infinity (requires Multiplayer to use, but includes “the exclusive ‘Corrupted Hex’ Assault Rifle Weapon Coating, four 2XP Boosts, and four Challenge Swaps,” says Xbox)
- Sleepover nightwear set for The Sims 4 (available through EA Play)
- Champions content bundle for F1 22 (according to Xbox, this has “three My Team Icons, two drivable safety cars (only available in Time Trial Mode), 18,000 PitCoin, and more.” Plus, “EA Play members can claim this bundle now until April 3, 2023.”)
- EA Play Supercharge Pack for Madden NFL 23available until March 9
As you bask in all the glory of Game Pass’ March video game, you should also prepare for some loss. Snow must melt for flowers to bloom. These games are leaving Game Pass on March 15:
- F1 2020 (Console) via EA Play
- Goat Simulator (Cloud, console and PC)
- Kentucky Route Zero (Cloud, console and PC)
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Cloud, console and PC)
- Paradise Killer (Cloud, console and PC)
- Undertale (Cloud, console and PC)
- Young souls (Cloud, console and PC)
- Zero Escape: The Nonary Games (Cloud, console and PC)
I guess you wouldn’t really consider it Sid Meier’s Civilization VI a flower, but whatever. I can romanticize an Xbox if I want to. That’s my goal for March: enjoy all of these games as part of yours.