Borderlands and the BioShock series added to Xbox Game Pass library

BioShock (Image credit: 2K Games)

Last month, Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass – a new subscription-based service for game distribution on Xbox One. Despite availability still being limited to a small pool of Xbox Preview members, four new games have already been added to the service.

For those with access to Xbox Game Pass, it now appears that four of 2K Games' biggest classics are now available to download. The remastered versions of both BioShock and BioShock 2 have been added to the program, taken from the release of BioShock: The Collection. Strangely, Xbox Game Pass users will have to make do with the Xbox 360 version of BioShock Infinite via backward compatibility, despite a remastered version having released late last year. Borderlands is also playable in its original Xbox 360 form.

We can likely expect more titles to arrive in the coming months, to reach the total of 100 titles promised by Microsoft for the service's public rollout.

To access the current library of Xbox Game Pass titles, you'll need to be running the latest Xbox Preview Alpha ring build and enroll yourself in the limited test catalog. However, being restricted to only a certain subset of active Xbox Preview members, getting access currently proves to be quite the challenge.

For more information on Xbox Game Pass and how to access the service, check the links below!

Matt Brown

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  • Last night when I checked Bioshock and Bioshock 2 were the remastered versions, not the backwards compatible versions.
  • Just taken a look and it appears that's the case. Updated the article to reflect this - thanks! (: Strange the Xbox One versions of BS1 and BS2 are offered, but they kept the Xbox 360 version of BioShock Infinite...
  • No problem. Yeah, that's weird.
  • i can see it but i can't download any of the new tittles..can anyone??
  • same here
  • Same here, shown as not available and only part of a bundle.
  • Yep same here probably a glitch
  • I read your comment as "*******"
  • This program should be used to give independent developers a boost putting more indies than AAA games
  • yes, but then not many people would pay $9.99 a month for it.
  • This service is a great idea, I'd imagine most Xbox 360 BC games would will make it on barring any legal issues. Have they confirmed if this works like EA Access which I believe works on the basis that once a game is in the vault it's in there for good. Or could games disappear in the way movies do from Netflix eventually
  • Still hope EA keep EA Access going rather than killing it off or anything. I don't see them putting their titles into the Game Pass personally (but could be wrong)
  • MS would have to force EAs hand, which I doubt would happen.
  • EA just recently started adding BC games, but most of their offering is top AAA games. with the Game Pass (which, yes it is still in Alpha Preview) has only shown that it's going after most BC games, with a few old AAA.   EA is doing a much better job at it.   Now, if only Ubisoft copied EA's model, that would be nice
  • all bioshock games and borderlands have been removed at least on my side I had bioshock 2 installed but could not play every time i tried to load keept saying please insert disc