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Devil May Cry 5, Blair Witch, Xbox (Beta) App Updates, and More Xbox Game Pass Details

by Ashley McKissick, Head of Xbox Game Pass Posted on August 19, 2019 at 8:10 am


During our latest episode of Inside Xbox live from gamescom 2019, we detailed new titles joining Xbox Game Pass this month and updates to the new Xbox (Beta) app for PC to make it even easier to discover and play your next favorite game. At Xbox, we’re always listening to fan feedback, and our community has continued to tell us they want even more great games. So, we’re thrilled to share more details on these amazing new titles – many that are available with Xbox Game Pass starting today:

Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

August 19

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition(Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
The iconic real-time strategy game returns with all-new 4K visuals, 8-person multiplayer battles and a host of other new features bringing together all the officially released content. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is the complete RTS package

Devil May Cry 5 (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
The devil you know returns. From the creators of the best-selling action franchise comes the latest chapter in the Devil May Cry saga. Prepare to get downright demonic in the most over the top, technically advanced, utterly insane action experience of this gaming generation!

Stellaris (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and coming soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC)
Featuring deep strategic gameplay, with rich and diverse alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris puts the complexity of the galaxy in your hands. Whether you’re exploring the unknown, discovering the mysteries of the universe, or conquering it for the glory of your empire, you now have more inter-galactic strategy awaiting you than ever before.

August 22

Ape Out (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
In this wild, colorfully stylized smash‘em up about primal escape and frenetic jazz, build up nearly unstoppable momentum and use your captors to your advantage as you crush everyone on your path to freedom. Embrace bold colors, use the rhythm of jazz in the chaos to guide you and take on a dazzling perspective as you rush through tight corridors, open areas, and twisting labyrinths on a mad dash for freedom.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
A story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents’ death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices. Explore majestic castles, deep forests, thriving villages and countless other realistic settings in medieval Bohemia.

August 27

Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
The triumphant return of one of the most iconic RPG series of all-time. Delve into a tactically rich combat system that rewards creativity, solve puzzles to gain treasure and advantages, and discover a beautifully crafted world.

August 30

Blair Witch (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods…

And as a preview of what’s coming for September, we also announced that Dead Cells (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate) is coming September 5!

Since launching Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) alongside the new Xbox (Beta) appat E3 2019, we’ve been listening closely to your ideas on how to make your PC gaming experience better and are excited to share some updates, driven by your feedback. In addition to delivering more great games, we’ve made some updates to the Xbox Game Pass for PC experience to make it easier for you to discover and manage the titles in your library, as well as connect with your gaming community. Some of these features are available today, and others will release in the coming weeks.

Here’s a breakdown of what’s new:

  • Find Your Friends Across Networks: We know staying connected to your friends while gaming is important, so we’ve made some updates to make it easier to find and start playing with your friends with new account linking options. In addition to adding friends via their Xbox gamertags, you’ll now be able to search for friends from Facebook or Steam that are also on Xbox. You’ll also be able to link your accounts for YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Discord, and Reddit on your player card so your friends can follow your gaming adventures no matter where you are.
  • New Ways to Find and Filter Games: We’ve also heard you wanted improvements to the way you can manage your games within the new Xbox (Beta) app. Soon, you’ll be able to take advantage of new filter options from the sidebar to make finding your favorite games and managing your DLC even easier.
  • More Control on Managing Downloads: We’re also making some updates to the drive selector that not only display the disk space required for each game, but also enable you to select the drive where you want your games installed.
  • PC Joins the Mobile App: To make it easier for you to manage your Xbox Game Pass for PC library while on the go, we’re excited to share the Xbox Game Pass mobile app now includes PC titles. With this update that we’re currently testing in Beta, you can also browse and discover games in the Xbox Game Pass for PC library and download them anytime and anywhere to your PC. To take advantage of these features, gamers can download the Xbox Game Pass mobile app (Beta) available on iOS and Android This feature is available in public beta on Android devices, and in a closed Beta on iOS devices, and we will have more to share soon.
We’re excited about the progress we’re making to deliver a great Xbox Game Pass for PC experience and we will continue to deliver more improvements over the coming months based on your input, so please keep the feedback coming.

And if you’re not a member yet, join now and get your first two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $2. Already an Xbox Game Pass for Console or Xbox Live Gold member? You can also upgrade your existing pre-paid months to get two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $2. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, plus over 100 high-quality console and PC games for one low-monthly price.
 
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This is great gaming right here, does anyone know if you need to finish the DMC reboot before playing DMC5? I've made it through half of the game then it just got buried
 

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Game Pass has really changed how I look at retail releases. At least for the somewhat lower tier of games. For example a while back during one of the many Xbox sales I was looking at what to pick up and when I narrowed down the list to either Darksiders 3 or Devil May Cry 5 it came down to which I thought would hit Game Pass first.

I went with DMC 5 thinking Darksiders 3 would hit the service first. I was wrong about which would be available first but right in the thinking that I didn’t need both because one and/or both would become available on Game Pass at some point. And with games that are still pretty new being made available for the service I think it’ll have an impact on how many games I buy going forward if I ever get a handle on my poor impulse control to purchase games I don’t have time to play.
 
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Stellaris looks interesting. Looks like a love child of the Civilization series and No Mans Sky.
 

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Don't forget that you have to pay for any DLC you want, so if it goes off gamepass, you'd have to buy it use that DLC.
 

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I didn't know Dead Cells is on Game Pass........need to check that out.

Just read over on IGN that Metroidvania Bloodstained Ritual of the Night will be arriving on Game Pass tomorrow along with a couple other games. I hope many of these games remain on Game Pass for a while because its going to be impossible for me to get to them any time soon and yet MSFT keeps on releasing new games.
 
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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console: Jump Force, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and More




 

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for Console: Jump Force, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and More




Bloodstained and Jump Force, defintely trying those out!
 
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Nice...I was hesitating in August between Remnant From the Ashes(awesome game by the way) and World War Z,glad I picked up Remnant(PS4).
 

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Yesss WWZ can't wait to try that, am keen to check out yooka laylee too.
 

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I gave up on Dead Cells. I hit a wall and just got tired of playing through the stages over and over to keep dying on that stage. It became a chore. Had fun up until that point though.
 

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I gave up on Dead Cells. I hit a wall and just got tired of playing through the stages over and over to keep dying on that stage. It became a chore. Had fun up until that point though.
I'm loving Dead Cells, but I see your point for sure. I made it a goal to find permanent runes, and to blast through the first to stages to get to the loot at the end of the levels. I'm trying to get the 30 and 60 second loot, but that seems impossible.
 

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I'm loving Dead Cells, but I see your point for sure. I made it a goal to find permanent runes, and to blast through the first to stages to get to the loot at the end of the levels. I'm trying to get the 30 and 60 second loot, but that seems impossible.
At first I was having a lot of fun. After awhile it just became repetitive and no longer fun. I get this is how these type of games play, maybe I should try others.