In the continuity of the launch of its new consoles, Microsoft has obviously decided to move up a gear with the Game Pass and announces the arrival of 17 titles in the subscription. Control, Haven, Call of the Sea or even Dragon Quest XI and GreedFall are on the program for this beginning of the month.
Since the expected addition of the EA Play subscription to its Xbox Game Pass console offering in November, Microsoft had not announced any new titles for its flagship subscription. Usually the firm communicates every two weeks, and we had to wait here for a third week to find out what will land at the beginning of December. It was perhaps to better create this announcement effect: 17 games will be integrated into Xbox Game Pass before December 15, 2020, not counting any titles added for the end of the year holidays.
The company has just launched the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and 70% of buyers at launch had subscribed to Xbox Game Pass. We must therefore now convince them to remain subscribed to the service.
Games included in Xbox Game Pass in December 2020
From December 3:
- Control (Cloud and Console)
- Doom Eternal (PC)
- Haven (Console et PC)
- Rage 2 (Cloud)
- Slime Rancher (Cloud and Console)
- Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action (PC)
- Yes, Your Grace (Cloud, Console et PC)
From December 4:
- Dragon Quest XI S: Fighters of Destiny – Ultimate Edition (Console and PC)
From December 8:
- Call of the Sea (Cloud, Console et pC)
- Monster Sanctuary (Cloud et Console)
- Starbound (PC)
From December 9:
- Unto The End (Console et PC)
From December 10:
- Corsa layout (Cloud and Console)
- Gang Beasts (Cloud and Console)
- GreedFall (Cloud, Console and PC)
- Superhot : Mind Control Delete (Cloud et Console)
- Yooka-Laylee and the impossible Lair (Cloud, Console et PC)
As can be noted, several major games will be added during this first half of December. First there is the game Control, developed by Remedy Entertainment (Alan Wake, Quantum Break) and published by 505 Games. For the record, Phil Spencer announced the arrival of this game in the Game Pass in December 2019 before retracting and indicating an error, too late to calm the hopes of players to see this game developed by a studio appear. historically close to Microsoft in the subscription. In the end, it took a year for this wish to come true.
We should also mention eagerly awaited titles like Dragon Quest XI S, the complete and improved version of the Japanese RPG that was first released on Nintendo Switch, or the coop game Haven developed by the French from The Game Bakers.
If you’re already a connoisseur of Xbox Game Pass, you’ll notice that some titles like Doom Eternal or Rage were already offered in the subscription. These are their respective releases on PC and in the cloud. This is the way Microsoft has chosen to signify the release of a game already available on a new Game Pass platform.
Note also that the EA Play subscription will be integrated into Xbox Game Pass for PC from December 15.
Games leaving Xbox Game Pass in December
If Microsoft seems to significantly increase the number of games that make them arrive on its subscription, the firm also announces the departure of a good list of games, some of which are quite popular.
In addition to eFootball PES 2020 on December 11, here are the games leaving Xbox Game Pass starting December 15:
- Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Console & PC)
- Infinifactory (PC)
- Metro: Last Light Redux (PC)
- MudRunner (Console and PC)
- Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (Console)
- Pathologic 2 (Console and PC)
- The Turing Test (Console and PC)
- Ticket to Ride (Console and PC)
- Untitled Goose Game (Console)
If you want to annoy the neighborhood with goose cries, you will have to do it before December 15th. As a reminder, games that are leaving the subscription soon benefit from a 20% reduction.