What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass is a gaming subscription service that continually adds new games for subscribers to access.
- The latest list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in the first half of August has just been unveiled.
- The highlight of the announcement is absolutely the Xbox console debut of Hades, coming on Aug. 13.
- Other games like Skate coming to console and Skate 3 coming to Xbox Cloud Gaming are also making waves.
Xbox Game Pass had a killer month in July, and the nonstop barrage of great games like Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox and The Ascent made it a tough act to follow. Today, we finally learn how Xbox intends to, as the games coming to Xbox Game Pass in the first half of August have been revealed.
If there's any single one game that's dominating this month's Xbox Game Pass announcements, it's the arrival of Hades on Xbox consoles, which launches into Xbox Game Pass on Aug. 13. EA Play is also making some exciting moves, with the original Skate heading to Xbox and Skate 3 grinding rails in the cloud. Finally, PC is getting a few titles, likely to replace the handful of PC games that are leaving the service this month (including GTA V leaving Xbox Game Pass).
The games on this list can head everywhere that Xbox Game Pass is available, including Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. The best games on Xbox Game Pass already include some incredible titles, but new games come all the time to join it. Make sure you never lose track of Xbox Game Pass news by bookmarking our ultimate guide to everything coming to and leaving from Xbox Game Pass.
You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming below:
Curse of the Dead Gods (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 5
Dodgeball Academia (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 5
Katamari Damacy Reroll (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 5
Lumines Remastered (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 5
Skate (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) via EA Play — Aug. 5
Skate 3 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 5
Starmancer (PC) — Aug. 5
Art of Rally (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 12
Hades (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 13
Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition (PC) — Aug. 17
You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
Leaving Aug. 8
- Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
Leaving Aug. 15
- Ape Out (PC)
- Crossing Souls (PC)
- Darksiders Genesis (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- Don't Starve (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- Final Fantasy VII (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC)
- Train Sim World 2020 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
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