New Xbox Game Pass games (February 2023): What's coming, leaving soon

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Xbox Game Pass is undoubtedly familiar to lovers of video games and connoisseurs of new digital experiences, the perpetually evolving gaming subscription from Xbox. The Xbox Game Pass umbrella envelopes a variety of services and platforms, and grants players access to hundreds of incredible games with one monthly subscription. The best part? Xbox Game Pass is always adding brand-new titles for players to explore.

Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and the all-encompassing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate each provides numerous perks to subscribers, including unlimited access to the best Xbox Game Pass games and many more. It's often considered to be one of the greatest values in the video game industry, and Xbox is intent on driving that idea home with new additions to the services every single month.

Xbox Game Pass is available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One consoles. PC Game Pass is available on Windows PCs. Xbox Cloud Gaming grants remote access to hundreds of titles on practically any device through streaming. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, as the name implies, is the quintessential subscription that includes all the aforementioned services and Xbox Live Gold, exclusive perks, and EA Play access. With new games arriving all the time, it can be easy to lose track of new additions.

Here's every single game coming to and leaving Xbox Game Pass right now. If you want the complete list, be sure to bookmark our ultimate guide to every game on Xbox Game Pass.

Note: Bold text indicates the game in question is coming to that platform, but is already available on other platforms through Xbox Game Pass.

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Best new Xbox Game Pass games: February 2023

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You'll rarely go wrong with the diverse selection of games on Xbox Game Pass, but there are always a handful of titles that stand above the rest — including, but not limited to, exceptional indie games, addictive multiplayer games, expansive AAA games, and Microsoft's first-party titles and projects. These are the best new games that have recently arrived on Xbox Game Pass that you shouldn't hesitate to play.

Age of Empires II Definitive Edition

  • Available: Jan. 31 (Xbox Series X|S OptimizedXbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

Age of Empires 2 is one of the most legendary real-time strategy games of all time. Its Definitive Edition modernizes the classic title and adds hours of new content on PC, but even that's not enough. Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition is now on Xbox consoles, and it's a genuinely amazing port with fantastic controls. Players can enjoy hundreds of hours of brilliant RTS gameplay from the comfort of their couch. It's even available through Xbox Cloud Gaming!

Hi-Fi RUSH

  • Available: Jan. 25 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

Hi-Fi Rush was surprise launched during the Xbox Developer_Direct show, and is the latest first-party Xbox exclusive. Combining a killer soundtrack composed by a roster of legendary artists with frenetic and fast-paced rhythm combat, Hi-Fi Rush looks to embody the idea of pure gaming fun. It's also available on Xbox Game Pass from day one, including Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and the cloud.

Monster Hunter Rise

  • Available: Jan. 20 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & PC)

The critically acclaimed successor to Monster Hunter World is finally on Xbox, and it's an Xbox Game Pass day one release. Monster Hunter Rise combines the frenetic, action-packed combat the series is known for with an all-new narrative and plenty of terrifying monsters to battle. There's full cross-play support between Xbox and PC, and it supports the full range of Xbox platform features to guarantee this is the best Monster Hunter Rise experience you can get.

New Xbox Game Pass games: Full list and schedule

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It can be easy to lose track of all the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass, so we've compiled the full list for your convenience. In this section of our Xbox Game Pass guide, learn what games have been released on Xbox Game Pass recently, when they became available, and what platforms on which they're available.

Feb. 2

  • Darkest Dungeon (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • GRID Legends (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

Jan. 31

  • Age of Empires II Definitive Edition (Xbox Series X|S OptimizedXbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Inkulinati — Game Preview (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

Jan. 30

  • Roboquest — Game Preview (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One)

Jan. 27

  • Rare Replay — GoldenEye 007 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

Jan. 25

  • Hi-Fi RUSH (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

What's coming to Xbox Game Pass soon

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Microsoft loves to give Xbox Game Pass subscribers plenty of time to prepare for upcoming additions by announcing them early. This section of our Xbox Game Pass will help you keep track of all the games coming to Xbox Game Pass shortly, so you can decide what you want to play and whether you need to free up some space.

Feb. 7

  • HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED Game of the Year Edition (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

Feb. 21

  • Atomic Heart (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

March 28

  • MLB The Show 23 (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One)

What's leaving Xbox Game Pass soon

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For the most part, more games join Xbox Game Pass than leave. However, most games do leave the service eventually, so Microsoft likes to give players a heads up if they haven't gotten around to playing that game yet. Keep an eye on this section of our Xbox Game Pass guide for games you still want to play. If you see a game you've played and loved, be sure to purchase it with your Xbox Game Pass discount so you can keep it forever.

Jan. 31

  • Donut County (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master! (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & PC)
  • Telling Lies (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
  • Worms W.M.D. (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)

Upcoming games launching on Xbox Game Pass

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Microsoft gives us updates on games heading to Xbox Game Pass a few weeks before those games become available, usually twice a month. However, Xbox and ID@Xbox events toss aside this expectation to announce a flurry of games that are hitting Xbox Game Pass day and date, meaning they're launching into the service when they land on Xbox platforms. That means day one access to all of these games for Xbox Game Pass subscribers, including some of the best upcoming Xbox games.

Many of these games are far enough out that they don't even have a release date, and we're not certain exactly which platforms they'll come to through Xbox Game Pass. Still, this list in our Xbox Game Pass guide will give you an idea of what to look out for in the future of Xbox Game Pass. We'll constantly update this list as we get new information about release dates, when games become available, and what platforms are getting them.

In case you missed it, over 30 games coming to Xbox and PC Game Pass on day one were presented during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022. You can view the full list of additions below.

The following events, as well as upcoming Xbox Game Studios games, have been added to this section:

ID@Xbox Games Showcase — March 26, 2021

  • Way to the Woods (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — March 2023
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — 2023
  • Dead Static Drive (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — Unknown release date
  • She Dreams Elsewhere (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — Unknown release date

Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase at E3 2021 — June 13, 2021

  • Atomic Heart (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Feb. 21, 2023
  • Party Animals (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Early 2023
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2023
  • Redfall (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2023
  • REPLACED (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & PC) — 2023
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2023
  • Starfield (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2023
  • Contraband (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • The Outer Worlds 2 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date

Xbox Gamescom 2021 event — Aug. 28, 2021

  • Bushiden (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Unknown release date

ID@Xbox Showcase — March 16, 2022

  • Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) — Early 2023

Summer Game Fest 2022 — June 2022

  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (Xbox Series X|S Optimized) — 2022
  • Routine (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — Unknown release date

Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 — June 12, 2022

  • Minecraft Legends (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — April 18, 2023
  • Redfall (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — May 2, 2023
  • Forza Motorsport (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Spring 2023
  • Lightyear Frontier (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Spring 2023
  • The Last Case of Benedict Fox (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Spring 2023
  • Valheim (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Spring 2023
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift (Mobile) — Early 2023
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Early 2023
  • Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Early 2023
  • Ark 2 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2023
  • COCOON (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2023
  • Ravenlok (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2023
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2023
  • Starfield (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2023
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2023
  • Ara: History Untold (PC) — Unknown release date
  • Ereban: Shadow Legacy (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Unknown release date
  • Hollow Knight: Silksong (Xbox Series X|S, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Unknown release date

Gamescom 2022 — Aug. 23-26, 2022

  • Atomic Heart (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Feb. 21, 2023
  • Minecraft Legends (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — April 18, 2023
  • Forza Motorsport (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Spring 2023
  • The Last Case of Benedict Fox (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Spring 2023
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (Xbox Series X|S, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Early 2023
  • Lies of P (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) — 2023
  • Mad Streets (PC) — Unknown release date
  • Infinite Guitars (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Unknown release date
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (Xbox Series X|S Optimized) — Unknown release date

ID@Xbox Fall Showcase 2022 — Sept. 14, 2022

  • Valheim (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Spring 2023
  • Born of Bread (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — 2023
  • Homestead Arcana (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — 2023
  • Turnip Boy Robs a Bank (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — 2023
  • The Big Con (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) — Unknown release date

Xbox Tokyo Game Show 2022 — Sept. 15, 2022

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Special Edition (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — Spring 2023
  • Guilt Gear Strive (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — Spring 2023
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Early 2023
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2023
  • Exoprimal (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) — 2023
  • Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom (Xbox Series X|S) — 2023

Xbox Game Studios & Bethesda Softworks upcoming games

  • Rare Replay — GoldenEye 007 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Jan. 27, 2023
  • Minecraft Legends (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — April 18, 2023
  • Redfall (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — May 2, 2023
  • Forza Motorsport (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Spring 2023
  • Starfield (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — 2023
  • Ara: History Untold (PC) — Unknown release date
  • Avowed (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Contraband (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Everwild (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Fable (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Perfect Dark (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • Senua's Saga: Hellblade II (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • State of Decay 3 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date
  • The Outer Worlds 2 (Xbox Series X|S Optimized & PC) — Unknown release date

Xbox Game Pass adds new games all the time, but there's already a vast selection of high-quality titles available for gamers to play. Check out our list of best Xbox Game Pass games for some fantastic ideas on what you should play next. You can also pick up one of the best external SSDs for Xbox Series X|S to ensure you always have enough storage for all these games.

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