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Xbox Game Pass late January 2022 additions include some major hits

Xbox Game Pass late January 2022 additions include some major hits

The first month of 2022 is nearing its end, but that hasn't stopped big announcements from rolling in. Microsoft has just revealed a list of new games coming to its Xbox Game Pass platform, including a couple that went live on January 18 and several more that'll follow in the coming days. Though not all of the additions are major, there are enough hits to make things exciting.

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Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard in eye-watering $70b deal

Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard in eye-watering $70b deal

Those of us who thought Microsoft was done with big money gaming purchases after its $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media last year were sorely mistaken, it seems. Today, Microsoft announced its intention to buy Activision Blizzard for a staggering $68.7 billion. With this acquisition, a lot of popular game franchises will come under the ownership of Microsoft, including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and even Candy Crush.

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Ubisoft+ announced for Xbox, Rainbow Six Extraction confirmed for Game Pass

Ubisoft+ announced for Xbox, Rainbow Six Extraction confirmed for Game Pass

Ubisoft made two major announcements today. The first is that the company's subscription service, Ubisoft+, will be coming to Xbox consoles in the future. While that's big enough news on its own, Ubisoft also revealed that Rainbow Six Extraction will be coming to Xbox Game Pass, which is another big win for Microsoft's own subscription service. Ubisoft, it seems, has gaming subscriptions on the mind today.

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Xbox Game Pass kicks off 2022 with two excellent titles

Xbox Game Pass kicks off 2022 with two excellent titles

The new year is just kicking off, but Microsoft is already adding new titles to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Several of the titles are set to release on both the PC, console, and cloud versions of Game Pass, which means plenty of different ways to play these latest offerings. While some are smaller, like the delightfully hand-drawn "Gorogoa", other titles like "Spelunky 2" and "Mass Effect Legendary Edition" also headline the additions.

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Xbox Game Pass closes out December 2021 with a very big Thursday

Xbox Game Pass closes out December 2021 with a very big Thursday

After a big year for the Xbox brand, we've arrived at the final update of 2021 for Xbox Game Pass. The subscription service is getting a bunch of games to close out December and the year as a whole. While there may not be any major games on the same level as Halo Infinite - which was added earlier this month - or November's star Forza Horizon 5, there are still some titles joining the roster that are worth checking out. Just as well, ten more games are getting Xbox Touch Controls before the end of the year.

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A real Sony PlayStation challenger for Xbox Game Pass could be released shockingly soon

A real Sony PlayStation challenger for Xbox Game Pass could be released shockingly soon

We've heard whispers of a potential PlayStation competitor to Xbox Game Pass in the past, but today we're learning additional details about what such a service could look like. Sony, of course, already offers a game streaming service called PlayStation Now, but a new report suggests that Sony may roll that into a larger, multi-tiered service that offers more beyond just game streaming.

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Xbox Game Pass December 2021 adds Halo Infinite, Stardew Valley, Among Us

Xbox Game Pass December 2021 adds Halo Infinite, Stardew Valley, Among Us

Today we kick off the final month of 2021, and with the arrival of December comes news of more additions to Xbox Game Pass. December is shaping up to be a big month for Microsoft's subscription service, thanks in no small part to the arrival of Halo Infinite. The latest game in Microsoft's flagship franchise will be joined by some beloved indie classics as well.

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Xbox Game Pass closes out November 2021 with a ton of indies

Xbox Game Pass closes out November 2021 with a ton of indies

Amid all the hubbub of launching Halo Infinite's multiplayer early yesterday, Microsoft has also revealed the titles coming to Xbox Game Pass in the second half of November. Admittedly, November's second batch of games is a bit more reserved than the first, but then, it's hard to top a content drop that added titles like Forza Horizon 5, One Step From Eden, and It Takes Two in the span of just two weeks. In any case, there are still some games worth checking out with this next round of additions.

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Forza Horizon 5 released on Xbox Game Pass, immediately goes HAM with millions of players

Forza Horizon 5 released on Xbox Game Pass, immediately goes HAM with millions of players

Microsoft released Forza Horizon 5 on November 9, 2021 for Xbox Series X, in the Microsoft Store on PC, with Steam, and with Xbox Game Pass. This game was released with Xbox Game Pass for multiple platforms, including Xbox (console), PC (Windows), and through the system's Beta Cloud Gaming interface. This means you could potentially be playing Forza Horizon 5 on your tiny baby smartphone by the end of the day today.

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Xbox Game Pass gets one big game after another to start November

Xbox Game Pass gets one big game after another to start November

We already had a feeling that November was going to be a big month for Xbox Game Pass, and now Microsoft has confirmed it by sharing the new arrivals for the first two weeks of the month. For many, the main draw in the first half of November will be Forza Horizon 5, the latest first-party game from Microsoft Game Studios. However, there are still plenty of big additions to look forward to aside from Forza Horizon 5.

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition release date revealed

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition release date revealed

Earlier this month, Rockstar Games confirmed long-running rumors which claimed that it was working on modern remasters of Grand Theft Auto III and its two sequels, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. However, while Rockstar's announcement contained a fair number of details about the remastered trilogy - which is somewhat annoyingly called Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition - it left one out one key detail: the release date.

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Xbox Game Pass late October 2021 additions: Age of Empires IV, Alan Wake

Xbox Game Pass late October 2021 additions: Age of Empires IV, Alan Wake

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Outriders from Square Enix would soon be joining Xbox Game Pass for PC. At the time of that announcement, we speculated that Microsoft would soon reveal the rest of the games hitting Xbox Game Pass in the second half of October, and we were right. Microsoft announced those games today, and it looks like Xbox Game Pass is getting a lot of additions in the latter half of the month.

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