Inside, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Watch Dogs 2, and more come to Xbox Game Pass

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Update (July 18, 4:18 p.m): This article originally stated that Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation was coming to Xbox Game Pass, as that was the game listed on Xbox Wire. This article has been updated to confirm that Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is being added in July 2022. 

What you need to know

  • Several new games are coming to Xbox Game Pass in the second half of July 2022. 
  • This includes the previously-announced As Dusk Falls from INTERIOR/NIGHT and Xbox Game Studios Publishing.
  • Additionally, Microsoft shared that Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, Inside, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and Watch Dogs 2 are all coming to Xbox Game Pass.

A handful of new titles are headed to Xbox Game Pass this month, including one previously-revealed first-party Xbox game.

Microsoft shared on Monday via Xbox Wire that games such as Inside and Watch Dogs 2 are headed to Xbox Game Pass. The former is a dark platforming adventure from Playdead that's seen critical acclaim, while Watch Dogs 2 is an open-world adventure from Ubisoft putting players in the shoes of a group of hackers. 

Another highlight for the month's additions is the previously-confirmed As Dusk Falls, an interactive drama from INTERIOR/NIGHT and Xbox Game Studios Publishing. 

Here's all of the games coming to Xbox Game Pass through the rest of July: 

As Dusk Falls (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PC) - July 19

As Dusk Falls is an original interactive drama from Interior/Night that explores the entangled lives of two families across thirty years. Starting in 1998 with a robbery-gone-wrong in small town Arizona, the choices you make have a powerful impact on the characters’ lives in this uncompromising story of betrayal, sacrifice and resilience. Drive the lives and relationships of multiple characters in a decades-spanning story told across two intense books.

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion (PC) - July 19

Command a space-faring empire in Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, the new stand-alone expansion that combines 4X depth with real-time strategy gameplay.

Watch Dogs 2 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PC) - July 19

Play as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker living in the birthplace of the tech revolution, the San Francisco Bay Area. Explore a massive and dynamic open world offering an incredible variety of gameplay possibilities. Launch the Hack of the Century and give freedom back to whom it belongs: the people.

MotoGP 22 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PC) - July 21

Engines running: give the green light to the most immersive and authentic MotoGP gaming experience ever. More than 120 riders, over 20 official circuits and all the excitement of the official championship are waiting for you. Virtual and real have never been so near in MotoGP 22!

Torment: Tides of Numenera (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming) - July 21

Explore Earth one billion years in the future in the science-fantasy setting of Numenera. Discover the Ninth World built on the bones of extinct, hyper-advanced civilizations and leave your own mark on it. Make thousands of essential choices, face the consequences, and meet death incarnated as you seek the answer to the ultimate question: What does one life matter?

Inside (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PC) - July 29

Discover Playdead’s unique indie adventure game Inside, a dark, narrative-driven platformer combining intense action with challenging puzzles. It has received critical acclaim for its moody art style, ambient soundtrack, and unsettling atmosphere.

Gaining touch controls

The following titles in Xbox Game Pass are also getting touch control support: 

  • As Dusk Falls
  • Citizen Sleeper
  • Disc Room
  • Escape Academy
  • Garden Story
  • Little Witch in the Woods (Game Preview)
  • Lost In Random
  • Spacelines from the Far Out
  • Umurangi Generation
  • Yakuza 0
  • Yakuza Kiwami
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2

Leaving July 31

Finally, these games are leaving the service at the end of the month. If you want to keep playing them after that point, you'll need to buy them. 

  • Dodgeball Academia
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll 
  • Lumines Remastered 
  • Omno 
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic 

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Samuel Tolbert
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.