Xbox Game Pass: New games for January 2022 revealed

Game Pass Jan 2022 Part 2
Game Pass Jan 2022 Part 2 (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Pass is a monthly online subscription service which users can use to download and play tons of videogames on Xbox consoles, Windows 10 PCs and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
  • New Xbox Game Pass games have been announced for the second half of January, including the Hitman Trilogy, Danganronpa, and Rainbow Six Extraction among others.

Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's lauded online subscription service that allows Xbox users to play a mountain of games for a small monthly fee akin to watching programs on Netflix. This service also allows players to play game and continue their progress on other compatabible Microsoft systems such as Xbox Series X, Series S, Windows 10 PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Today, new games have been announced on Microsoft's official website for the second half of Xbox Game Pass's January 2022 lineup:

In addition, nine games have now become enabled with touch-screen controls:

  • Anvil (Game Preview)
  • Archvale
  • Exo One
  • The Forgotten City
  • Nobody Saves the World
  • One Piece Pirate Warriors 4
  • Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator
  • Stardew Valley
  • Unpacking
  • Death's Door

Xbox Game Pass has some interesting additions this month. We have Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition, an anime-styled visual-novel adventure where you must escape the clutches of a psychotic bear named Monokuma. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction, a co-operative focused take on the Rainbow Six franchise where you must band with other Operators to save the world from an alien threat. And the Hitman Trilogy, a collection of IO Interactive's reboot of the stealth action series, Hitman, including the upcoming Hitman 3.

Xbox Game Pass continues to add more games to its huge catalog by the week. So be sure to check out our full list of Xbox Game Pass games to stay informed of every game in its extensive backlog.

Alexander Cope

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