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Xbox today announced which games are coming to Game Pass in the first half of March. It’s a slightly slimmer offering than we’ve seen in the past – several titles are already on Game Pass but are moving to more devices. But that’s no reason to mock the list, which also includes Guilty Gear and Civilization titles.
Guilty Gear -Strive-, the latest installment in the venerable 2D fighting game series, joins Game Pass today. Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3 are coming to Game Pass cloud users later this week. Both are already available for PC and console players, but it makes sense to make them more accessible given the remake of the first game that recently launched. Likewise, Valheim (which is already available for PC players) is coming to console players next week.
The last two games on the list are Civilization VI, which will be rolling out to all players on March 16. The latest addition, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – The Prince’s Edition, is coming in two weeks on March 21.
Xbox finally seems to have corrected Game Pass’s strange early 2023 release schedule, where it spread a smaller number of releases over more weeks than usual. The first quarter of the year is generally a lighter period for Game Pass, at least in terms of Day One releases. There are none in this update and there was only one (Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty) in the previous one.
Game Pass users lose more than they gain in this update. The list of games going out of service at the end of this period includes Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Undertale, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, Kentucky Route Zero, Paradise Killer, and Young Souls. All of these will leave services on March 15.
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