What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate was previously only available to Xbox Insiders.
- You can purchase it for $1 for the first month.
- After that you'll be charged $15 a month.
- You can get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's game subscription service along the lines of Netflix. For one monthly price, you gain access to over 200 titles. However, as with any such service, certain games leave from time to time. Starting June 27 and going to June 30, a handful of games will no longer be available.
According to a report by TrueAchievements, Next Up Hero will leave Xbox Game Pass on June 27. Then, Dead Island, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, Shadow Complex Remastered, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Zombie Army Trilogy will leave on June 30.
If you haven't played these titles already, be sure to check them out before the end of the month. We would recommend Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition and Shadow Complex Remastered because they're a lot of fun. If you haven't already subscribed to Xbox Game Pass, you can get an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription for $1 at the moment.
Best of the best
Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in one
Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over a hundred games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends. You can either get a one-month trial for $1 from the Microsoft Store or a three-month subscription for $20 through Amazon.
Xbox accessories you'll love
Every one of these quality accessories is guaranteed to enhance your Xbox experience.
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One (opens in new tab) ($20 at Amazon)
PowerA's take on the Xbox One controller is an attractive pickup for budget-conscious gamers that nails all the basics.
Talon PDP Xbox media remote (opens in new tab) ($20 at Amazon)
The Talon PDP Xbox media remote is great for watching shows on your console.
Xbox One S vertical stand (opens in new tab) ($10 at Amazon)
Stand your console upright with this accessory.
Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
That's actually some really decent titles getting the boot, that sucks.
The point of game pass is to rotate games... So people that like it or want to keep playing a title can buy it... And the one that are done can enjoy new games... And i'm pretty sure MS has metrics on usage of each games and also who leaves among those users after an axing in the list....
Does anyone know where you can see that on the Xbox Dashboard? It used to be a feature under the Game Pass blade but I don't see that anymore.
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