What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass is a monthly game subscription service from Microsoft.
- A lot of amazing games are leaving the service soon, quite possibly the most significant departures.
- Resident Evil 4, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, and more titles will leave Xbox Game Pass soon.
- You can purchase Xbox Game Pass on Amazon (opens in new tab).
Updated January 16, 2020: Children of Morta is now available on Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One and PC.
Xbox Game Pass is a monthly game subscription service that has garnered millions of subscribers over the past several months. It offers hundreds of games for $10 a month, and you can even bundle Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass for $15 a month.
Every month, Xbox Game Pass gets a lot of new games. However, in order to make room for those titles, older games leave the service. Today, the Xbox Game Pass app on iOS revealed that The Division, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year Edition, Resident Evil 4, Saints Row: The Third, and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition would be leaving the service soon. Usually, smaller titles that don't have a lot of buzz leave Xbox Game Pass. This has to be one of the biggest exoduses because big-name games like The Division and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor are departing soon.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Resident Evil 4
Saints Row: The Third
It's unclear when exactly the aforementioned games will leave Xbox Game Pass, but expect that to happen by February 1. Hopefully, bigger titles will join the service so that this doesn't sting. Many users are reporting that Children of Morta, the pixelated adventure game, is showing up in Xbox Game Pass, but we weren't able to verify this ourselves, but did see the listing on the Microsoft Store. Hopefully, Microsoft will announce more titles tomorrow.
Children of Morta
What do you think of these departures? Do you play any of these games? Let us know. If you do play them, be sure to purchase them because Xbox Game Pass gives you a discount on titles that are part of the subscription.
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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.
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