What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's Netflix-like gaming subscription, with a huge selection of games for players to choose from.
- The service continues to grow larger, adding new games every single month, as well as a few departures.
- Xbox just announced the games coming and leaving in the second half of October, 2020 to Xbox Game Pass for consoles and PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
- Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is coming to PC, and is the biggest entry this time around.
We're already nearly halfway through the spooky month of October, which means taking advantage of the best Xbox Prime Day deals around, but it also means Xbox is sharing all the games coming and going from Xbox Game Pass through the rest of October (opens in new tab). If you're subscribed to Xbox Game Pass (and you should be), we have all the games you can look forward to on console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming for the rest of the month. Don't forget that EA Play is also coming to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (opens in new tab) on November 10, alongside the new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
The line-up this time around includes the launch of anticipated games like Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition and Katana Zero.
There are also more games leaving the service in October, so be sure to check that list in case there's anything you still want to play.
You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming below:
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (PC) - October 15
Heave Ho (PC) - October 15
Katana Zero (Cloud, Xbox, & PC) - October 15
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Xbox & PC) - October 15
The Swords of Ditto: Mormo's Curse (PC) - October 15
ScourgeBringer (Xbox) - October 21
Cricket 19 (Xbox) - October 22
Supraland (Xbox) - October 22
You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
Leaving October 15
- Felix the Reaper (Xbox & PC)
- Metro 2033 Redux (Xbox & PC)
- Minit (Xbox & PC)
- Saints Row IV Re-Elected (PC)
- State of Mind (PC)
Leaving October 30
- After Party (Xbox)
- LEGO Star Wars III (Xbox)
- Rise & Shine (Xbox)
- Tacoma (Xbox & PC)
- The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game (Xbox & PC)
- The Red Strings Club (PC)
A catalog of games
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Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
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