Gears Tactics may only be less than two weeks away, but you can already prep your disk space for it if you’re an Xbox Game Pass member. The game will be among six others to come to the service for PC. However, though it may be arguably the biggest game for the new wave of Xbox Game Pass releases, it’s certainly not the first. Both The Long Dark and Machinarium are available for download now.
Gears Tactics will, of course, be available on Xbox Game Pass for PC the day it launches. That’ll be April 28, in case you’re wondering. The game blends the narrative and world of Gears of War with turn-based strategy. If you plan on playing it before May 4, you’ll receive Augustus “The Cole Train” Cole as a recruit, complete with a Thrashball Armor Set “with rare abilities.”
But that’s still some time away. The first out the gate are The Long Dark and Machinarium. One is a slow, tense survival game while the other is a point-and-click adventure that’s been around since 2009 before getting ported to everything with an outlet.
Seven games enter, six games leave
The rest of the games on the list are, like the aforementioned, smaller indie games. Deliver Us the Moon, along with LevelHead, HyperDot, and the cute and cuddly Gato Roboto are also slated for the service. There’s no say on when these games will drop on the Xbox Game Pass for PC, but it’ll likely be soon.
One of the caveats of the service, however, is that even as games become available for it, others are pushed out. On April 30, six games will leave the service not long after Gears Tactics rolls up. If you haven’t played The Banner Saga 2 or the frankly kickass Ruiner, you better get on it soon. Here are the games leaving XGP two weeks from now:
- The Banner Saga 2
- Bomber Crew
- Full Metal Furies
- Silence: The Whispered World 2
- Smoke and Sacrifice
Xbox Game Pass is still running its “first month for $1 deal.” If you haven’t joined yet (especially during a lengthy quarantine), now might be a good time.