The Medium, Outer Wilds, Yakuza, and more join Xbox Game Pass in January
New games come to the service every month.
What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's gaming subscription that bundles in dozens of high quality games under one monthly cost.
- Games come and go from Xbox Game Pass every month, and Microsoft reveals the newcomers and departees every few weeks.
- The second half of January picks things back up a little bit after a slow start in the new year.
- The arrivals to Xbox Game Pass in the second half of January include gems like the Medium, Outer Wilds, Yakuza 3, 4, and 5, and more.
We're already over halfway through the first month of 2021, and it's time for Microsoft to update its Xbox Game Pass games offering with a list of all the games coming and going from Xbox Game Pass in January. Things are picking up in the second half of the month, with some truly great games (and one highly anticipated title) coming to players on Xbox, PC, and Xbox Game Streaming (Project xCloud), including the powerful Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
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You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming below:
Control (PC) - January 21
Desperados III (Cloud, Xbox, & PC) - January 21
Donut County (Cloud, Xbox, & PC) - January 21
Outer Wilds (Cloud) - January 21
Cyber Shadow (Cloud, Xbox, & PC) - January 26
The Medium (Xbox Series X|S & PC) - January 28
Yakuza 3 Remastered (Cloud, Xbox, & PC) - January 28
Yakuza 4 Remastered (Cloud, Xbox, & PC) - January 28
Yakuza 5 Remastered (Cloud, Xbox, & PC) - January 28
You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
- Death Squared (Xbox)
- Death's Gambit (PC)
- Final Fantasy XV (Xbox & PC)
- Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour (Xbox & PC)
- Gris (PC)
- Indivisible (Xbox & PC)
- Reigns: Game of Thrones (PC)
- Sea Salt (Xbox & PC)
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