Today during the Inside Xbox show, Director of Xbox Live Programming Larry Hryb — better known as Major Nelson — announced that Wolfenstein: The New Order, Metro 2033 Redux, Forza Horizon 4, Westerado: Double Barreled, Lego Indiana Jones, Split/Second, and Shantae: Half-Genie Hero are joining Xbox Game Pass in October.
Games like Wolfenstein: The New Order and Metro 2033 Redux will be available on October 1, 2018. Forza Horizon 4 will launch on October 2, which is the release date of the standard edition. Xbox Game Pass subscribers get discounts if they want to purchase any of the games on the service.
Out of all of these games, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Metro 2033 Redux, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, and Forza Horizon 4 really stand out. Wolfenstein: The New Order is the start of a new trilogy from the acclaimed franchise. Metro 2033 Redux is a first-person shooter which takes place in a post-apocalyptic Russia. Shante: Half-Genie Hero is a fantastic and quirky platformer which is a hilarious adventure. Lastly, Forza Horizon 4 is the latest entry in the staple franchise and has garnered fantastic reviews. The game currently sits at a 92 on Metacritic.
Be sure to check out Xbox Game Pass if you want a Netflix-style subscription for games. Unlike competing products, the titles download to your system so there's no streaming involved. Consumers don't have to worry about image quality or lag.
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Welp at least gamepass makes up for abysmal games with gold this month.
As usual, is any of these games besides Forza Horizon 4 a Play Anywhere game, so you can play it on PC?
Play Anywhere has basically died in the arse. Although to answer your question, according to the Xbox website no, none of them are.
XPA hasn't died, the list is growing. They may not be adding titles at the rate some is would like, but that should be expected considering some of the publishers out there. Remember that we haven't had too many MS Studios releases, which would have been the main ones to get the support. Each new one is supposed to have XPA support. It will be interesting to see if the new Xboxes will be running Core OS with an Xbox shell. If this is the case, then all games would just be an UWP app right? This would mean all games could be XPA if enabled or forced by the fact that it's just Windows 10.
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