Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass is getting more games. How many? Oh, it’s going to be a lot, and a good few of them will be playable on PC. Earlier today during X019, the publisher dropped a video highlighting dozens of games coming to the service. While many of the games are confirmed as Xbox One only, around half will be available for PC as well. There are also a few notable surprises in the mix.
There are eight games on Xbox Game Pass available starting today. One is the returned classic (that might be too classic) Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. It’s coming out only as a PC game, which makes sense because console controls and strategy games rarely play well together. Here is the list of all the games now available on the service:
- Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (PC only)
- Rage 2 (Xbox One only)
- Remnant: From the Ashes (Xbox One only)
- The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame (Xbox One only)
- The Talos Principle (Xbox One and PC)
- Tracks: The Train Set Game (Xbox One and PC)
- Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Xbox One only)
2020 brings more and more and more
But the prior example is only the start. Later this year, Microsoft will bring eight more games to the table. My Friend Pedro, Darksiders III, The Escapists 2, The Red Strings Club, and Halo: Reach will all be on the service and playable on PC.
Those examples, however, are only the appetizer. In 2020, Microsoft will bring dozens of games to Xbox Game Pass. Some of them haven’t even been released yet, like Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Streets of Rage 4. There were also a few surprises in store. Three Yakuza games (Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2) are on the way, as well as nine Final Fantasy games — including Final Fantasy XV.
It’s a big damn list of games for the service. While it may lack a lot of features found and loved in Steam, Xbox Game Pass is making some impressive moves. For more info, check out the site.