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).
June 19, 2019: Microsoft confirmed that it's adding Resident Evil Revelations, Rare Replay, and Goat Simulator to Xbox Game Pass on consoles, and Torment: Tides of Numenera to Xbox Game Pass for PC. All of these games will be added either on June 20 or June 27.
Microsoft just added a slew of incredible games like Batman: Arkham Knight and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection to Xbox Game Pass, but more are on the horizon. According to a report by TrueAchievements, Die for Valhalla!, Dying Light, and Torment: Tides of Numenera are heading to the service.
While Die for Valhalla! is a smaller, beat 'em up experience, Dying Light and Torment: Tides of Numenera are heavy-hitters. Dying Light can be seen as the spiritual successor to Mirror's Edge because it features a similar parkour system, but instead of futuristic enemies, you have hordes of the undead.
Torment: Tides of Numenera is the spiritual successor to Planetscape: Torment and was developed by Microsoft's own inXile Entertainment. In many ways it looks like Pillars of Eternity, but features even deeper choices. You can go through the entire game without killing anyone if you choose the right class and invest in the right skills.
It's unclear when these games will be announced for Xbox Game Pass, but it'll most likely be in July. Given the fact that Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition and some other games are leaving the service in June, these titles should help fill the void the others leave behind.
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.
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Every one of these quality accessories is guaranteed to enhance your Xbox experience.
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Talon PDP Xbox media remote (opens in new tab) ($20 at Amazon)
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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.
Numenera has excellent writing, very story heavy (text), beautiful and unique visually captivating world. The combat system is a little goofy, but it's sort of a side feature, mostly to drive plot. And it is very text heavy. But an amazing game for fans of choice driven story. Basically, you invest more in non-combat skills more than combat ones, and moral choices shape your character options too.
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