What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass continues to grow by adding new games and more content in two waves every single month.
- Microsoft has revealed the games heading to Xbox Game Pass in the first half of June, as well as the games leaving the service this month.
- It's the smallest list we've seen in a long while for Xbox Game Pass, indicating Microsoft may be waiting for their upcoming E3 2021 conference.
- The games joining Xbox Game Pass in the next few weeks include For Honor, Darkest Dungeon, and Backbone.
We're entering into a new month with June, 2021, and players are expecting the next several weeks to be filled with an unending stream of video game announcements and reveals thanks to major video game events like the imminent E3 2021 conference. To kick off the month of June, Xbox has expectantly revealed the games coming to Xbox Game Pass in the first half of June (opens in new tab), but some players may be disappointed by the paltry selection joining Xbox Game Pass in the near future.
The highlights of this batch of Xbox Game Pass titles includes the official launch of The Wild at Heart (announced earlier), For Honor, Darkest Dungeon, and Backbone. And...that's it. There's also a list of five games leaving the service in the next few weeks, marking the first time in as long as I can remember that the number of games leaving Xbox Game Pass surpasses the number joining.
There might be a good reason for this, however, as Microsoft's Xbox and Bethesda E3 conference airs on June 13. It's possible that Microsoft is holding their cards close to their chest for some major Xbox Game Pass-related announcements and news during the event, which might make the second half of June considerably more exciting. We'll just have to wait and see to know for sure.
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.
You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming below:
The Wild at Heart (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Available now
For Honor (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — June 3
Backbone (PC) — June 8
Darkest Dungeon (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — June 10
You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
- Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One)
- Night Call (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- West of Dead (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- Wizard of Legend (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- Observation (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
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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.
You might as well change the site name to Gaming Central.....most of the content I seem to see these days is gaming junk.
Well, if Microsoft in general was firing on all cylinders like Xbox was, maybe there would be other coverage to talk about other than them having O355 and killing W10x. Also, this is a Microsoft focused site, Xbox is their games division and a large part of the company and in turn will have a large part of the news on the site, deal with it. Some of use enjoy this coverage. No one is forcing you to click the link or comment on the article. If you don't want to be here or see it then don't come here or look at it. What may be "junk" to you might be totally relavent to others and the first time they are seeing vital information to them.
The Wild at Heart is awesome, it'll be a great game to play on the go.
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