Tropico 6, Farming Simulator 19, Bloodroots, and more join Xbox Game Pass in July

Xbox Game Pass July 2021
Xbox Game Pass July 2021 (Image credit: Xbox)

What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Pass is a comprehensive subscription service that gives users access to hundreds of games.
  • Usually twice a month, Microsoft gives a briefing on all of the games joining the service in the next few weeks.
  • In July 2021, Xbox Game Pass is being joined by titles like Bloodroots, Tropico 6, and Farming Simulator 19.
  • The Medium is also taking advantage of recent upgrades to Xbox Cloud Gaming and joining the service.

Xbox Game Pass took a short break at the beginning of June to make way for the massive Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase during E3 2021, but it looks like things are returning to normal in July. Microsoft just took the wraps off the list of games joining Xbox Game Pass in the first half of July, and there are some great new titles, as well as a few titles expanding their Xbox Game Pass reach.

While games like Tropico 6 and Farming Simulator 19 join the service, The Medium is among the first to take advantage of Xbox Cloud Gaming's recent upgrade to Xbox Series X hardware. That's right, The Medium, an Xbox Series X|S console exclusive, is heading to Xbox Cloud Gaming and will be playable on Android, iOS, and low-powered PCs. We expect this to be the first of many Xbox Series X|S-only games to utilize Xbox Cloud Gaming's new capabilities.

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. In any case, it might be necessary to think about investing in one of the best external SSDs for Xbox Series X|S to store all of these games. Finally, 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.

Coming soon

You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming below:

Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 8

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a block-building RPG set in a fantasy land threatened by an evil cult. Explore, battle, create, and harvest in the charming single-player campaign or build big projects in the online sandbox mode for up to four players.

Tropico 6 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 8

In Tropico 6, travel to a beautiful island state and make it your own. In this sixth entry in the series, build and manage a whole archipelago, decking it out with your choice of buildings, industry, and décor. Will you rule your people as a generous statesman or ruthless dictator? The choice is yours.

UFC 4 (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) via EA Play — July 8

Shape your legend with EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – UFC 4 is coming soon to The Play List! Members can enter the Octagon on July 8 to create and customize their own character and start their journey from unknown amateur to UFC superstar.

Bloodroots (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 15

Left for dead by a colorful group of bandits, you will chain killing sprees to exact revenge on the treacherous Mr. Black Wolf. Improvise your kills with utterly everything you can get your hands on from carrots to plasma guns.

Farming Simulator 19 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 15

The ultimate farming simulation returns! Become a modern farmer and develop your farm on two huge American and European environments, filled with exciting new farming activities, crops to harvest and animals to tend to.

The Medium (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 15

Discover a dark mystery only a medium can solve. Travel to an abandoned hotel resort and use your unique psychic abilities to uncover its deeply disturbing secrets, solve dual-reality puzzles, survive encounters with sinister spirits, and explore two realities at the same time.

Leaving soon

You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:

July 14

  • EA Sports UFC (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) via EA Play
  • EA Sports UFC 2 (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) via EA Play

July 15

  • Endless Space 2 (PC)
  • Downwell (PC)
  • CrossCode (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
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