Xbox Game Pass
, like 2023, is heating up in terms of major game releases. Next week sees the arrival of the highly anticipated Atomic Heart, but in the meantime, there's some definite gold coming this week. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, Cities: Skylines – Remastered for Xbox Series X|S, and Shadow Warrior 3: Definitive Edition.
Cities: Skylines was an impressive port for the Xbox One so it'll be interesting to see what all of that extra hardware power inside the Xbox Series X|S combo can deliver. Paradox notes that players will be able to create larger cities in addition to benefiting from increased visual fidelity.
Here's a look at Xbox Game Pass for February 2023, so far.
Madden NFL 23 (Console and PC) EA Play – Available Now
Madden NFL 23 is coming soon to PC Game Pass & Ultimate via EA Play! Give your Ultimate Team a boost and show you’re here to win. EA Play and Ultimate members can score a Supercharge Pack by logging into Madden Ultimate Team between February 9 and March 9, 2023.
SD Gundam Battle Alliance (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Available Now
Strange phenomena are twisting legendary moments from Gundam history, and you’re in charge of fixing them. SD Gundam Battle Alliance is a multiplayer Gundam action RPG where you can smash foes solo or with friends in thrilling mechanized combat. Acquire new mobile suits, power them up, and take them into battle in various missions!
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Available Now
Set forth on an epic adventure in a fictional Dark Ages sandbox that combines strategy and action-RPG gameplay. Carve out your own kingdom or champion another’s cause as you explore the vast, reimagined continent of Calradia in this prequel to the critically acclaimed, Mount & Blade: Warband.
Cities: Skylines – Remastered (Cloud and Xbox Series X|S) – February 15
Cities: Skylines is an award-winning, best-selling management game, now remastered for Xbox Series X|S with all of its robust city-simulation gameplay and unique charm along for the ride. Design, build, and manage the city of your dreams, from public services to civic policies, and challenge yourself to grow from a simple town to a bustling metropolitan hub.
Shadow Warrior 3: Definitive Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 16
Trek across a mythic Asian land infused with the magic and technology of ancient samurai, now overrun by the demonic yokai from Japanese folklore. Experience the Definitive Edition of Shadow Warrior 3 with tons of new features and modes with fast-paced gunplay, razor-sharp melee combat, and a spectacular free-running movement system.
Atomic Heart (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 21
Available on day one with Game Pass: In a mad and sublime utopian world, take part in explosive encounters. Adapt your fighting style to each opponent, use your environment and upgrade your equipment to fulfill your mission. If you want to reach the truth, you’ll have to pay in blood.
And with the above additions, the following games are leaving Xbox Game PAss this week: Besiege (Game Preview) (Cloud, Console, and PC), CrossfireX (Cloud and Console), Infernax (Cloud, Console, and PC), Recompile (Cloud, Console, and PC), Skul: The Hero Slayer (Cloud, Console, and PC), and The Last Kids on Earth (Cloud, Console, and PC).