What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass is a unique gaming subscription service that gives subscribers access to hundreds of high-quality games.
- As we near the end of August, Xbox has revealed all the games coming to the service in the next coming weeks.
- There are some seriously heavy hitters here, including Psychonauts 2, Twelve Minutes, and Humankind on PC.
- Other games are heading to Xbox Cloud Gaming, and even more are gaining touch controls on the service.
We're now entering the second half of August, and Xbox Game Pass is establishing its continued dominance as the premier gaming subscription service with a selection of new titles heading to the service this month. After a strong first half of August dominated by the likes of Hades for Xbox, Xbox has finally revealed the games heading to Xbox Game Pass in the second half of Aug. 2021 (opens in new tab).
There's a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks, with several high-profile games like Psychonauts 2 and Twelve Minutes launching into Xbox Game Pass. More games on EA Play, like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, also come to Xbox Cloud Gaming on mobile devices for the first time, while other cloud-bound games gain customizable touch controls. For example, Hades is excellent with Xbox Cloud Gaming.
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:
Humankind (PC) — Aug. 17
Need for Speed Heat (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) via EA Play — Aug. 17
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) via EA Play — Aug. 17
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) via EA Play — Aug. 17
Recompile (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 19
Train Sim World 2 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 19
Twelve Minutes (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 19
Psychonauts 2 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 25
Myst (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Aug. 26
You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
- Blair Witch (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- Double Kick Heroes (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- NBA 2K21 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- Stranger Things 3: The Game (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
Xbox Cloud Gaming touch controls
You can check out all the titles gaining touch controls on Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
- Farming Simulator 19
- Going Under
- Need for Speed Heat (EA Play)
- Peggle 2 (EA Play)
- Wasteland 2
- Wasteland 3
- Wasteland Remastered
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Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
This is the first time I am hearing of them redoing Myst. This is great because I never gave it a chance back in the day.
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