What you need to know
- Microsoft just revealed even more games coming to Xbox Game Pass in September.
- Gears 5, Metal Gear Solid, and other AAA games appear to be the highlights.
- Certain games like Ninja Gaiden Black are also leaving the service this month.
- You can purchase Xbox Game Pass through Amazon.
Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's game subscription service along the lines of Netflix. For one monthly price, you gain access to over 200 titles. However, as with any such service, certain games leave from time to time. In a few days, a handful of titles will no longer be available on the service. Luckily, there aren't any significant AAA experiences on the list. Given the fact that Gears 5, Metal Gear Solid, and more are joining Xbox Game Pass in September, it should be more than enough to mitigate the departures.
According to a post on Xbox Wire, the following games are leaving Xbox Game Pass in September. We already knew about Onrush, but the others are a surprise.
- Onrush is leaving Xbox Game Pass on September 4.
- Lego Batman 2 is leaving Xbox Game Pass on September 6.
- Joy Ride Turbo is leaving Xbox Game Pass on September 6.
- Splosion Man is leaving Xbox Game Pass on September 6.
- The Maw is leaving Xbox Game Pass on September 6.
- Lego Indiana Jones is leaving Xbox Game Pass on September 30.
- Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is leaving Xbox Game Pass on September 30.
- Split/Second is leaving Xbox Game Pass on September 30.
- Ninja Gaiden Black is leaving Xbox Game Pass on September 30.
- theHunter: Call of the Wild is leaving Xbox Game Pass on September 30.
Many of the titles that are leaving appear to be backward compatible games that are fun to play, but it's unclear how popular they were on Xbox Game Pass. Ninja Gaiden Black, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Split/Second, and theHunter: Call of the Wild seem to be the biggest of the lot.
If you like any of them, be sure to purchase them at a discounted price through your subscription. Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One costs $10 a month, but you can pay $15 a month for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which bundles Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Live Gold together. The savings are definitely worth it in my opinion.
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Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 200 games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends.
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