EA Play, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, and more join Xbox Game Pass in November

Xbox Game Pass November 2020
Xbox Game Pass November 2020 (Image credit: Xbox)

What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's Netflix-like subscription service that includes hundreds of games to access.
  • The service continuously evolves with games coming and going, new perks for subscribers, and more.
  • November is shaping up to be Xbox Game Pass' busiest month in a long while, with tons of new content coming.
  • The Xbox Series X and Series S also launch this month, and EA Play is joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

November is here, and that means it's finally time for next-gen console gaming from the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, which launch tomorrow, November 10. Right before everyone is entranced by the power and speed of Microsoft's new hardware, Xbox Game Pass is announcing everything happening with the service in the month of November, and it's going to be a busy one. Xbox Game Pass has a ton of games coming in November, as well as the launch of EA Play with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on November 10, which will include games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

EA Play is also officially coming to PC players subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC subscribers on December 15, 2020. Finally, Disney+ is being added as an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk, available now.

The list includes games like Gears Tactics coming to consoles, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, and a whole lot more. Be sure to check out our list of Best Xbox Game Pass Games to get a better idea of the best options available already.

There's also a handful of games leaving the service in November and beyond, so make sure to check the list if you still need to play something.

Coming soon

You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming below:

Gears Tactics (Cloud & Xbox) - November 9

Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most-acclaimed video game franchises – Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light (Cloud & Xbox) - November 10

A new power is born out of the ancient Pyramid ship above Europa's frozen frontier, and a dark empire has risen beneath, united under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis. Join your fellow Guardians and bring down the empire at any cost – even if it means wielding the Darkness itself.

Planet Coaster: Console Edition (Cloud & Xbox) - November 10

Welcome to a new era in coaster park simulation! Bring your ideas to life with easy-to-use tools, manage all aspects of your expanding empire, and harness the world's best creations from an endlessly creative community in the Frontier Workshop. Guests react in real-time as you set prices, place scenery, and install exciting new attractions. Keep them entertained so attendance figures – and profits – skyrocket.

Tetris Effect: Connection (Xbox & PC) - November 10

Tetris Effect: Connected is the original game with all-new co-op and competitive online and local multiplayer modes! This is Tetris like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before—an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.

Final Fantasy VIII (Xbox & PC) - November 12

It is a time of war. The Republic of Galbadia, under the influence of the sorceress Edea, mobilizes its great armies against the other nations of the world. Squall and other members of SeeD, an elite mercenary force, join hands with Rinoa, a resistance fighter, to fight against Galbadia's tyrannical rule and to prevent Edea from fulfilling her ultimate goal.

Gonner2 (Cloud) - November 12

Joining the cloud gaming (beta) library on Android with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and available now on console & PC. The altruistic and unexpected hero Ikk is back and this time Death needs his help. Journey your way through deep dark chaotic places with unimaginable sparks of color as you go on a mission to help Death rid a mysterious presence from her lair. Battle crazy bosses, lose your head (a lot), in this messy, cute, fast-paced procedurally-generated platformer. In addition to the single-player journey to help Death, play the party co-op mode so you and your friends can lose your heads together!

Streets of Rogue (PC) - November 12

Streets of Rogue is a rogue-lite about player choice, freedom, and anarchic fun. The game takes inspiration from fast-paced top-down rogue-lites and adds free-form, experimentation-driven, emergent gameplay elements of immersive sims and RPGs. Rather than taking place in a dungeon, the game is set in a functioning, procedurally generated city, where complex AI informs denizens from all walks of life, who are just trying to get by in their daily activities.

Ark: Survival Evolved - Explorer's Edition (Cloud, Xbox, & PC) - November 17

Combining the base game (already available with Xbox Game Pass) with 3 massive Expansion Packs, Ark: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition is an ultimate way to get even more dinosaur action! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the mega hit Ark: Survival Evolved as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction expansion packs, adding nearly 900 hours of gameplay! Each DLC is available for individual download as well.

Halo MCC: Halo 4 (PC) - November 17

Halo 4 joins The Master Chief Collection as the sixth and final chapter of the epic saga. Now optimized for PC, witness the Master Chief's triumphant return to battle an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation. Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology, the universe will never be the same.

River City Girls (Cloud, Xbox, & PC) - November 19

In this all-new entry in the legendary beat-'em-up series, hot-blooded heroes Kunio and Riki have been captured, leaving it to their hard-hitting girlfriends, Kyoko and Misako, to serve up some payback. As you punch and kick your way across town – either solo or with a friend in local co-op – you'll gain new skills, chow down on power-ups, wield an assortment of weapons, and unleash an arsenal of combos, throws, and special attacks that will leave the bad guys crying for mama – all in outrageous 16-bit style! The awesome action is punctuated by manga story panels, anime cutscenes, and an epic synth-pop soundtrack. It's an old-school rumble for a new generation!

Star Renegades (Cloud & Xbox) - November 19

Star Renegades is a strategy RPG about outsmarting AI-driven adversaries, forging friendships, and toppling galactic empires spanning over multiple generations. Fusing a reactive, tactical turn-based battle system that emphasizes interrupts and counters, with a procedurally generated and emergent mission-based campaign and an intelligent Adversary system with enemy officers that evolve and move up in the ranks, every playthrough is unique, challenging, and never the same.

Leaving soon

You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:

Leaving November 16

  • Darksiders III (Xbox & PC)
  • Munchkin (Xbox & PC)
  • The Talos Principle (Xbox & PC)
  • Tracks: The Train Set Game (Xbox & PC)

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