What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass is a Netflix-like subscription service from Microsoft that bundles hundreds of high-quality games for a monthly cost.
- The service adds new games all the time but has gone above and beyond in March with twenty new Bethesda titles.
- Xbox has just released the list of games coming and going from the service in the second half of March 2021.
- The list includes gems like Undertale, Octopath Traveler, Yakuza 6, Nier: Automata, Star Wars: Squadrons, and more.
Xbox Game Pass has dominated video game news for the last couple weeks. After Microsoft officially acquired Zenimax Media, Xbox almost immediately added 20 incredible Bethesda classics to Xbox Game Pass, five of which now offer FPS Boost for increased performance.
Showing no signs of slowing down, Xbox has now announced the games heading to Xbox Game Pass in the second half of March, and it's a solid list of games that include real gems like Octopath Traveler and Yakuza 6. Notably, this also means Octopath Traveler is launching on Xbox for the first time ever. These games are heading to everywhere Xbox Game Pass is available, including Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Windows PCs, and Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud) through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
If nothing catches your eye on this list, be sure to review our list of the Best Games for Xbox Game Pass for some ideas on incredible games that are already included in the service. Also, be sure to invest in one of the Best SSDs for Xbox Series X|S, as Xbox Game Pass' wide selection of titles makes it easy to fill up your storage quickly. Finally, bookmark our comprehensive guide on everything coming and going from Xbox Game Pass, so you never miss anything.
You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming below:
Undertale (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) - March 16
Fall into the underworld and explore a hilarious and heartwarming world full of dangerous monsters. Date a skeleton, dance with a robot, cook with a fishwoman… or destroy everyone where they stand. The future is yours to determine in this critically acclaimed role-playing game from indie developer Toby Fox.
Empire of Sin (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) - March 18
Empire of Sin is a strategy game based in the 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago underworld. Step into the wing-tipped shoes of real and fictional gangsters like Al Capone or Stephanie St. Clair to build and manage your criminal empire. Schmooze, swindle, and strategize your way to the top.
Nier: Automata (PC) - March 18
Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on… a war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world.
Star Wars: Squadrons (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & EA Play) - March 18
The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order. The Galactic Civil War is at a tipping point in a time where ace pilots on both sides could make all the difference. Master the art of starfighter combat in Star Wars: Squadrons, coming soon to EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Torchlight III (PC) - March 18
In Torchlight III, Novastraia is again under threat of invasion and it's up to you to defend against the Netherim and its allies. Gather your wits and brave the frontier to find fame, glory, and a new adventure!
Genesis Noir (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) - March 25
A noir adventure spanning time and space. When a love triangle between cosmic beings becomes a bitter confrontation, you'll witness a gunshot fired by a jealous god—otherwise known as The Big Bang. Jump into the expanding universe and search for a way to destroy creation and save your love.
Octopath Traveler (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) - March 25
Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play. Embark on an epic journey across the vast and wondrous world of Orsterra and discover the captivating stories of each of the eight travelers. Use each character's distinctive abilities in and out of battle and make decisions to shape your path.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition (PC) - March 25
Bend the world to your will as you explore the depths of infinite possibilities, including detailed character customization, total freedom of exploration, and more meaningful choices at every turn. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Ultimate Edition redefines the role-playing game experience for a new generation.
Supraland (PC) - March 25
Save the red-stick figure village in this hit first-person, open-world, action-puzzle platformer. Roam and explore a grand interconnected world, unlock new versatile abilities, and combine them to overcome imaginative puzzles or uncover shrouded secrets.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) - March 25
Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, returns with the dream of living a quiet life. But soon he discovers Haruka has been in an accident and is now in a coma, leaving her young son, Haruto, without care. To protect this child, Kiryu takes Haruto to the last place Haruka was spotted, Onomichi, Hiroshima. Why are the Tojo Clan and Yomei Alliance both after Haruto? Kiryu will have to navigate through the criminal underworld he left behind and fight for the answers to keep the family he loves safe.
Narita Boy (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) - March 30
Become symphonic in Narita Boy! A radical action-adventure as a legendary pixel hero trapped as a mere echo within the Digital Kingdom. Discover the mysteries behind the Techno-sword, lock swords with the corrupt and tainted Stallions. Save the world!
Outriders (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming) - April 1
Outriders brings intense action and deep role-playing to Xbox Game Pass! Developed by People Can Fly, veterans of the shooter genre, Outriders presents a journey of survival across a savage planet, which can be tackled in both single-player and 1-3 player co-op.
You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
- Hyperdot (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC)
- Journey to the Savage Planet (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One)
- Machinarium (PC)
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