It’s that time of the month for Xbox Game Pass. The time where subscribers eagerly await new additions to the service while also lamenting some of the games that leave. However, July is set to be a big month for Microsoft’s subscription service. A number of interesting and long-awaited titles will be available this month. Without further ado, here is what’s coming and leaving Game Pass in July.
Coming To Game Pass In July
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Cloud) – July 1
You can already play 2008’s Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts on console via Game Pass. However, from July 1, the game will also be available on other devices thanks to cloud gaming. Banjo and Kazooie’s latest adventure wasn’t the most well-received entry in the series.
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Cloud, Console, PC) – July 1
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling is an indie RPG inspired by Paper Mario. You’ll follow the adventures of Vi, Kabbu, and Leif as they roam Bugaria in search of the Everlasting Sapling. However, the path to eternal life is fraught with combat, puzzles, and exploration. Many critics noted the game’s excellent writing and its art style.
Gang Beasts (Cloud, Console, PC) – July 1
Gang Beasts is a multiplayer brawler in which players control an oddly stretchy creature. The arenas are full of hazards. The gameplay is quirky and fights border on the absurd. It’s the perfect game to play with a group of friends. When it arrives on Game Pass, there will be no excuse not to try it out.
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (Cloud, Console, PC) – July 1
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is set in a gothic world where powerful vampire bloodlines rule and fight over land. The developer describes it as “Total War meets turn-based meets vampires.”
Limbo (Cloud, Console, PC) – July 1
Limbo launched in 2010 and earned universal praise and acclaim. Players and critics praised the game’s dark aesthetic and challenging puzzles. Not only did Limbo win several awards, it is regularly listed as one of the best games of all time. Game Pass subscribers who never played the game should absolutely give it a try.
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X/S) – July 27
Microsoft Flight Simulator may seem like a niche title, but it’s actual quite an industry phenomenon. Although noted for its incredible graphical fidelity, the game also has a few technical tricks up its sleeve. Notably, the game pulls map data and real-time weather information from Bing. As such, it creates an incredibly realistic experience for flight sim fans.
After more than a year on PC, Microsoft Flight Simulator will land on Game Pass at the end of July. Likely due to the its powerful requirements, the game will not be available for Xbox One or Xbox One X.
The Ascent (Cloud, Console, PC) – July 29
The Ascent will be available Day 1 on Game Pass. The game combines action-RPG and twin-stick shooter elements and drops players in a cyberpunk world. After the ruling mega-corporation, The Ascent Group, mysteriously folds, players must find out what happened and prevent other factions from taking over.
Leaving Game Pass June 30
The following games will leave the service on June 30:
- 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)
As always, Game Pass subscribers benefit from a 20% discount when purchasing titles that are leaving the service.