The addition of CD-ROM era Myst
to Xbox Game Pass
for Cloud, Console, and PC is very cool - as is the long-awaited debut of Psychonauts 2
. Plus, there's the 4X strategy of the brand-new Humankind
to jump into, and a lot more.
Here's the breakdown of what's coming.
Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass for PC, Humankind is a historical strategy game where you’ll be re-writing the entire narrative of human history. Combine up to 60 different cultures to create your own civilization and lead your people from the Ancient to the Modern Age.
Need for Speed Heat (Cloud) EA Play
Hustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed Heat, a thrilling race experience that pits you against a city’s rogue police force as you battle your way into street racing’s elite.
Star Wars Battlefront II (Cloud) EA Play
Be the hero in the ultimate Star Wars battle fantasy with Star Wars Battlefront II. Experience rich and living Star Wars multiplayer battlegrounds across all three eras: prequel, classic, and new trilogy. Put your mastery of the blaster, lightsaber, and the Force to the test in massive online battles, offline scuffles against AI bots, or together in co-op.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Cloud) EA Play
A galaxy-spanning adventure awaits in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a 3rd person action-adventure title from Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall 2, Apex Legends). An abandoned Padawan must complete his training, develop new powerful Force abilities, and master the art of the lightsaber – all while staying one step ahead of the Empire.
Recompile (Cloud, Console [Xbox Series X|S Only], and PC) ID@Xbox – August 19
Available with Xbox Game Pass on day one! This atmospheric, Metroidvania-inspired hacking adventure lets you take control of a semi-sapient program struggling against deletion. In the sprawling 3D world of the Mainframe, Recompile features intense combat, tight 3D platforming, super-powered abilities, and an environmental logic-based hacking mechanic.
Train Sim World 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 19
Drive high-speed German rail as you push the throttle in the famous DB ICE 3M out of Köln. Take on the challenge of long freight across Sand Patch Grade using the raw power of the CSX AC4400CW. Master the world-famous London Underground on the Bakerloo Line. All official licenses, all authentically recreated. You’re in the cab and in control.
Twelve Minutes (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 19
Available with Xbox Game Pass on day one, Twelve Minutes is an interactive thriller about a man trapped in a time loop. Find a way to use the knowledge of what’s coming to change the outcome and break the loop. Featuring the voice acting talents of James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe.
Psychonauts 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 25
From Xbox Game Studios and Double Fine Productions, Psychonauts 2 will be available day one with Xbox Game Pass! Combining quirky missions and mysterious conspiracies, Psychonauts 2 is a platform-adventure game with cinematic style and tons of customizable psychic powers, serving up danger, excitement, and laughs in equal measure as players guide Raz on a journey through the minds of friends and foes on a quest to defeat a murderous psychic villain. Xbox Game Pass members can pre-install today to be ready to play on day one, August 25.
Myst (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 26
Available with Xbox Game Pass on day one! Welcome to Myst: the starkly beautiful island, eerily tinged with mystery and shrouded in intrigue. Explore the deeper connections and uncover a story of ruthless family betrayal.
In addition to the above touch controls for Cloud gaming have been added to a batch of new games: Hades, Bloodroots, Farming Simulator 19, Going Under, Need for Speed Heat (EA Play), Peggle 2 (EA Play), Psychonauts, Wasteland 2, Wasteland 3, Wasteland Remastered.
And finally, the following games are leaving the service on August 31: Blair Witch (Cloud, Console, and PC), Double Kick Heroes (Cloud, Console, and PC), NBA 2K21 (Cloud and Console), Stranger Things 3: The Game (Cloud, Console, and PC).