NBA 2K20, Pikuniku, and more join Xbox Game Pass soon

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps

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What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's game subscription service.
  • More games like NBA 2K20 are coming soon.
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and other titles are leaving Xbox Game Pass too.
  • You can subscribe to Xbox Game Pass through Amazon.

Today, Microsoft announced a lot of new games coming to Xbox Game Pass soon. Titles like NBA 2K20 and Ori and the Will of the Wisps have to be the highlights. You can read about all the titles below. Unfortunately, we also found out that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Shenmue I & II are leaving the service in the coming days.

NBA 2K20

2K continues to redefine what's possible in sports gaming with NBA 2K20, featuring best in class graphics and gameplay, groundbreaking game modes, and unparalleled player control and customization. Plus, with its immersive open-world Neighborhood, NBA 2K20 is a platform for gamers and ballers to come together and create what's next in basketball culture.

NBA 2K20 should join Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One on March 5.

Train Sim World 2020

Take to the rails with the brand-new Train Sim World 2020 Edition and find everything you need to master in this immersive simulator that uses real-world data to bring to life the performance, sounds, and power of real trains. Featuring complete in-cab interactivity, accurate detail on locos, real-world routes and many hours of compelling gameplay.

Train Sim World 2020 should join Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One on March 5.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

A day-one release available on Xbox Game Pass! Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast world filled with new friends and foes that come to life in stunning, hand-painted artwork. Ori is no stranger to peril, but when a fateful flight puts the owlet Ku in harm's way, it will take more than bravery to bring a family back together. Set to a fully orchestrated original score, Ori and the Will of the Wisps continues Moon Studios' tradition of tightly crafted platforming action and deeply emotional storytelling.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps should join Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One on March 11.


An absurdly wonderful puzzle-exploration game that takes place in a strange but playful world where not everything is as happy as it seems. Help peculiar characters overcome struggles, uncover a deep state conspiracy and start a fun little revolution in this delightful dystopian adventure.

Pikuniku should join Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One on March 12.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Pikuniku, and Train Sim World 2020 should also launch on Xbox Game Pass for PC soon. It's unclear what the dates are at this point. However, the PC subscription service is also getting the following titles.

Mother Russia Bleeds

An old-fashioned beat 'em up with big doses of adrenaline and trippiness, somewhere between the classic style of Streets of Rage and the ultra-violence of Hotline Miami. Set in a cold, ruthless Soviet Union, Mother Russia Bleeds aims to conjure up anxiety, unease, and drug-addled frenzy.

The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game

Build a deck of iconic heroes and challenge the forces of Sauron in this thrilling tactical card game. Travel through famous locations, complete story-driven quests and forge a new legend of Middle-earth on your own or with a friend in cooperative mode. But beware: the Eye of Sauron is searching for you.

Which games are you interested in? Let us know. Out of all of these, I'd recommend checking out Ori and the Will of the Wisps next week because it looks spectacular.

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Asher Madan

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.