Microsoft has announced the latest wave of additions to its Xbox Game Pass service.
June hasn’t been the most exciting month for Xbox Game Pass releases, although the lack of new titles was offset somewhat by the excellent lineup of free Summer Games Fest demos. Nonetheless, the month is closing out with a few more Game Pass additions, and the promise of more to come in July.
Joining the service today is Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, a modest but effective upgrade for Criterion’s well-regarded cops and robbers racer. It’s a solid, rough, and tumble game that still holds up after 11 years.
Iron Harvest – the accomplished dieselpunk RTS game from King Arts – also joins the Game Pass library on PC from today.
Next month gets off to a great start with Playdead’s eerie platform game Limbo. It’s another oldie, but its majesty remains undiminished by the passing years. It’s an all-time classic and a must-play game.
Gang Beasts, Bug Fables, and Immortal Realms: Vampire War complete the lineup for early July. Rare’s underrated Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts also joins the growing Xbox cloud library.
New Xbox Game Pass Titles – June/July 2021
- Worms Rumble (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Available Now
- Iron Harvest (PC) – June 24
- Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (Console and PC) – Available Now
- Prodeus (Game Preview) (PC) – Available Now
- Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Cloud) – July 1
- Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 1
- Gang Beasts (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 1
- Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 1
- Limbo (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 1
Leaving Xbox Game Pass in June
Eight titles also leave Microsoft’s subscription service at the end of the month. Members can grab a discount of up to 20% on each game until June 30, 2021.
- Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Mistover (PC)
- Monster Hunter World (Cloud and Console)
- Out of the Park Baseball 21 (PC)
- Outer Wilds (Cloud and Console)
- Soulcalibur VI (Console)
- The Messenger (Cloud, Console, and PC)