What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass is a popular Netflix-like subscription service for video games on Xbox, PC, and mobile devices.
- Microsoft has just revealed the list of games coming and going from Xbox Game Pass in April, 2021.
- The highlight of the collection is definitely the return of Grand Theft Auto V to Xbox Game Pass.
- Other additions include MLB The Show 21 and NHL 21, making this a great month for sports fans on Xbox Game Pass.
Xbox Game Pass waited a few days into April to show us what's next. Today, Xbox Game Pass revealed the games heading to the service this month (opens in new tab), and while it may not be as stacked as the last few months have been, there's still plenty to get excited about. Most notably, Grand Theft Auto V is making a return to Xbox Game Pass in April, and sports fans are getting two great additions with MLB The Show 21 and NHL 21 making their way to Xbox Game Pass.
On a side note, Xbox is making a note that there are now more than 50 fantastic games available through Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud) with full touch control support. What started with the excellent Minecraft Dungeons has expanded to a wide range of available titles.
The last few months have been exceedingly busy for Xbox Game Pass, but even when it's slowing down, Xbox Game Pass is still miles ahead of the competition. Outriders and MLB The Show 21 launching into Xbox Game Pass shows the service is killing it. Add new games day and date as they launch isn't all Xbox Game Pass excels at either, since the service just announced it's bringing 16 backward compatible games to Xbox Cloud Gaming through Xbox Game Pass.
The games on this list are heading everywhere Xbox Game Pass is available, including to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. If you're not excited by anything coming this month, be sure to check out our list of best games on Xbox Game Pass for some great ideas. It might also be a good idea to pick up one of the best external SSDs for Xbox Series X|S to store the vast number of games Xbox Game Pass is bringing. Finally, be sure to bookmark our comprehensive guide on everything coming and going from Xbox Game Pass so you never miss a thing.
You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming below:
Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — April 8
Zombie Army 4: Dead War (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) — April 8
Disneyland Adventures (Xbox Cloud Gaming) — April 8
Rush: A Disney / Pixar Adventure (Xbox Cloud Gaming) — April 8
NHL 21 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & EA Play) — April 12
Rain on Your Parade (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — April 15
Pathway (PC) — April 15
MLB The Show 21 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — April 20
You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
- Deliver Us the Moon (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC)
- Gato Roboto (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC)
- Wargroove (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC)
- Madden 15 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & EA Play)
- Madden 16 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & EA Play)
- Madden 17 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & EA Play)
- Madden 18 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & EA Play)
- Madden 25 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & EA Play)
- NHL 18 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & EA Play)
- NHL 19 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & EA Play)
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Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
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