MLB The Show 22, Life is Strange: True Colors and more join Xbox Game Pass in April

Xbox Game Pass April
Xbox Game Pass April (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft shared the new releases in Xbox Game Pass for April 2022.
  • Some of the new games include MLB The Show 22 and Life is Strange: True Colors.
  • There's also newfound Cloud support for multiple EA games such as Dragon Age 2.

With a new month comes new games joining Xbox Game Pass. This month, there's several updates to titles available in EA Play, as well as a couple of solid new releases.

Per Xbox Wire, joining Xbox Game Pass in April 22 is MLB The Show 22. Like its predecessor in 2021, this game is actually developed by Sony San Diego studio, which is part of PlayStation Studios. Considered the premiere title in baseball games, it's launching day one into Xbox Game Pass.

Also joining the roster is Life is Strange: True Colors. The third mainline entry in the Life is Strange franchise, this game from developer Deck Nine focuses on Alex Chen, a young woman with the power to sense other peoples' emotions.

Coming soon

We've listed all the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:

Cricket 22 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming) - April 5

Step on to the field for the most comprehensive cricket game ever! With more licenses, a narrative-driven career mode, and 4K visuals, Cricket 22 is a true next-generation sporting experience. All-new control options make the game more accessible to players of all skill levels, while Big Ant Studios' authentic recreation of every aspect of the sport provides hundreds of hours of hyper-realistic cricket action for fans. Lead your team to glory, your way!

MLB The Show 22 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming) - April 5

Experience faster, deeper and more intense moment-to-moment match action on the field, with a variety of game modes for all you rookie players and returning seasoned vets. Every pitch. Every hit. Every win. Make your mark and Own The Show in MLB The Show 22.

Chinatown Detective Agency (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PC) – April 7

Chinatown Detective Agency is a cybernoir point and click adventure blending stunning retro design with innovative mechanics. Play as Amira Darma, an ex-cop who has just opened her own detective agency. Choose your clients, travel around the world and solve dangerous cases using real world research.

Dragon Age 2 (Xbox Cloud Gaming) - April 7

Experience the epic sequel to the critically acclaimed Dragon Age: Origins. You are one of the few who escaped the destruction of your home. Now, forced to fight for survival in an ever-changing world, you must gather the deadliest of allies, amass fame and fortune, and seal your place in history. This is the story of how the world changed forever. The legend of your Rise to Power begins soon with cloud gaming via EA Play.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Xbox Cloud Gaming) - April 7

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare digs into the trenches with an explosive action experience. Blast zombies, plants and unique characters across a mind-blowing world and enjoy the depth of a traditional online shooter plus the refreshing humor of the Plants vs. Zombies universe, coming soon with cloud gaming via EA Play.

Star Wars: Squadrons (Xbox Cloud Gaming) - April 7

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 with cloud gaming via EA Play.

Life is Strange: True Colors (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PC) - April 12

Life is Strange: True Colors, the award-winning entry in the acclaimed Life is Strange series, Alex Chen hides her curse: the psychic power of empathy, the ability to absorb the strong emotions of others. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her power to find the truth.

Panzer Corps 2 (PC) - April 12

Panzer Corps 2 is the ultimate strategy game! Enjoy the time-proven gameplay formula which has been appreciated by millions of players over the years, brought to a whole new level of refinement up to the latest technical standards.

The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk (PC) - April 12

Available now on Cloud and Console, and coming soon to PC Game Pass, step into the wacky heroic fantasy universe of the Dungeon of Naheulbeuk. Lead a team of unlikely and clumsy heroes in an epic and challenging tactical RPG. Live an adventure filled with humor, surprises and silly encounters.

Lost in Random ((Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PC) - April 12

Play the odds in Lost in Random, a gothic fairytale-inspired action-adventure where every citizen's fate is determined by the roll of a dice. PC Game Pass & Ultimate members start their journey with EA Play on April 14.

Leaving soon

A few games are also rotating out of Xbox Game Pass during April, which you can see listed below.

April 15

  • MLB The Show 21
  • Rain On Your Parade
  • The Long Dark
  • Pathway

April 18

  • F1 2019
Samuel Tolbert
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