What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's innovative game subscription service, which gives subscribers access to hundreds of games.
- Games come and go from Xbox Game Pass every single month, but the service as a whole continues to grow.
- December looks to be another big month for Xbox Game Pass, with tons of games joining the service.
- This includes big titles like Control, Rage 2, DOOM Eternal, Gang Beasts, Call of the Sea, and much more.
Following a successful November and the launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass is rolling right into the end of the year with a ton of new games coming to the service (opens in new tab). There's a lot to look forward to here, whether you're playing through Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud), Xbox consoles, or PC, like Remedy Entertainment's Control, or DOOM Eternal.
Several games are being added to the list of games that support touch controls through Xbox Cloud Gaming, making them viable for our list of Best Xbox Game Pass Games for Android. There are also a handful of games leaving the service, so be sure to check those out to ensure you don't miss anything you want to play.
If you want to be confident that you'll always have the space to play anything you want through Xbox Game Pass, even on next-gen consoles, check out our picks for Best External SSD's for Xbox Series X|S, for an extra boost in fast external storage.
You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming below:
Control (Cloud & Xbox) - December 3
DOOM Eternal (PC) - December 3
Haven (Xbox & PC) - December 3
Rage 2 (Cloud) - December 3
Slime Rancher (Cloud & Xbox) - December 3
Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action (PC) - December 3
Yes, Your Grace (Cloud, Xbox & PC) - December 3
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Xbox & PC) - December 4
Call of the Sea (Cloud, Xbox & PC) - December 8
Monster Sanctuary (Cloud & Xbox) - December 8
Starbound (PC) - December 8
Unto the End (Xbox & PC) - December 9
Assetto Corsa (Cloud & Xbox) - December 10
Gang Beasts (Cloud & Xbox) - December 10
Greedfall (Cloud, Xbox & PC) - December 10
Superhot: Mind Control Delete (Cloud & Xbox) - December 10
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Cloud, Xbox & PC) - December 10
Adding touch controls
You can check out all the titles adding touch controls to Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
- Golf With Your Friends
- The Touryst
- Vambrace Cold Soul
You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
- eFootball PES 2020 (Xbox)
- Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Xbox & PC)
- Infinifactory (PC)
- Metro: Last Light Redux (PC)
- MudRunner (Xbox & PC)
- Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (Xbox)
- Pathologic 2 (Xbox & PC)
- The Turing Test (Xbox & PC)
- Ticket to Ride (Xbox & PC)
- Untitled Goose Game (Xbox)
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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.
Motherf.... I just bought Control during the Black Friday sale. I'm half tempted to return it but I did get the Ultimate version for X|S that has the DLC. I haven't played it yet so I could probably get a return but I might as well keep. I do like Remedy and I'm surprised MS didn't buy them. (assuming, of course, they were for sale)
The version in game pass, if it is the original, won't get the XS update.
This is what I was mad about as well, then I heard it was the regular version only.
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