Xbox Game Pass is about to lose four more games, with more departures expected in February – but never before have so many people signed up for the service.
As it regularly does, Microsoft will be removing more titles from Xbox Game Pass shortly. At least four titles will leave the program on January 31.
The four games leaving on January 31 are Telling Lies, Donut County, Worms W.M.D. and Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master. Microsoft has not yet published an official post on the latest removals from Game Pass. However, app data is generally the most reliable.
As usual, Game Pass subscribers can save 20% on titles if they purchase them directly, so this is good news if fans want to keep playing after the cancellation.
This is the second wave of Game Pass removals in January. On January 15, six titles were removed from the library, including We Happy Few, The Anacrusis, Windjammers 2, Pupperazzi, Nobody Saves the World and Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
Game Pass has added three games so far in January 2023, including Monster Hunter Rise, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable. As of January 24, Game Pass has added three games and removed ten so far this month, reducing the library by a net of -7 games.
Xbox Game Pass titles leaving in January
- Telling Lies
- Donut County
- Worms W.M.D.
- Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master
Game Pass February 2023 additions
Atomic Heart is the first title to be announced for the February 2023 Xbox Game Pass offering.
- Atomic Heart – February 21 2023 (console, PC, cloud)
Games leaving Game Pass in February 2023
Some titles will sadly have to leave Xbox Game Pass to make room for new additions. Here are all the games that will be leaving the service. It’s not too late to play through them one last time before they disappear.
- Contrast – February 3.
- Dreamscaper – February 3.
- Telling Lies – February 3.
- Besiege – February 10.
- Edge of Eternity – February 10.
- Skul: The Hero Slayer – February 10.
- The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom – February 10.
- Infernax – February 10.
- Total War: Warhammer III – February 17.
- Wreckfest – 18 February.
- Galactic Civilizations III – February 24.
Xbox Game Pass announcement date February 2023
With only one announced game coming to Xbox Game Pass in February 2023 so far, we can expect more games to be announced via the Xbox Twitter page.
It’s also worth noting that there’s no specific announcement date for new games coming to Xbox Game Pass, so it’s worth keeping an eye on either the Xbox Game Pass Twitter account or this page, as we’ll keep you updated as new titles are announced.
In the meantime, why not check out the best games on Xbox Game Pass, or see what’s been added and what’s been taken away in January?
Xbox Game Pass subscribers peaked in the previous quarter
Gaming wasn’t a big winner for Microsoft in the second quarter of 2023, but it looks like the Game Pass program covered any losses. This branch of Microsoft’s games business seems to have done pretty well, but until the conference call for Q2 2023, we weren’t aware of how much of a role it played. There, CEO Satya Nadella shared that Game Pass hit a subscriber record in the previous quarter.
Nadella shared this brief comment during Microsoft’s Q2 2023 earnings conference call on January 24, 2023.
Microsoft saw some slippage in its gaming business in the second quarter, including hardware sales, which were down 13 per cent from the previous quarter. However, even in that report, the success of the Game Pass program and new subscribers helped offset the losses. Then, during the call, Nadella briefly revealed that Game Pass subscribers would peak in Microsoft’s second quarter of 2023.