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
Empire of Sin (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) - March 18
Nier: Automata (PC) - March 18
Star Wars: Squadrons (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & EA Play) - March 18
Torchlight III (PC) - March 18
Genesis Noir (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) - March 25
Octopath Traveler (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) - March 25
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition (PC) - March 25
Supraland (PC) - March 25
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) - March 25
Narita Boy (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, & PC) - March 30
Outriders (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming) - April 1
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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