A heavily discounted three months of Xbox Game Pass will get you access to some heavy-hitters
The Xbox Game Pass games of the month coming tomorrow have been announced, with Remedy Entertainment’s Control making its debut. Best of all, if you haven’t yet invested in the Game Pass Ultimate service, you can gain access for three months for only £1. That’s some big games for very little coin. Although, your platform of choice will matter.
This is very similar to the PC beta offer. I don’t know if this is a well-kept secret among PC players or not, but the PC beta for Xbox Game Pass seems generous to a fault. Despite offering an introductory offer of £1 for the first month, every time I return to the service I get the same offer. Glitch or not, pass it on? Just not to Microsoft if you can help it.
Control has been the subject of much controversy by bucking the next-gen trend of free updates – those updates only being accessible to late buyers of the Ultimate Edition. Its presence in Game Pass won’t settle this controversy much, since the fabled Ultimate Edition is not the one being provided. No next-gen ray-tracing for you unless you invest in that upgrade, I’m afraid. Unfortunately for PC players, this one’s only for Android and console players.
Other additions, which all look mighty promising, include:
- Call of the Sea (Android, Console & PC)
- Doom Eternal (PC)
- Haven (Console & PC)
- Unto The End (Console & PC)
Relative oldies but goodies that arrive by December 10 include:
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (Console & PC)
- Gang Beasts (Android & Console), GreedFall (Android, Console & PC)
- Monster Sanctuary (Android & Console)
- Slime Rancher (Android & Console)
- Starbound (PC), Assetto Corsa (Android & Console)
- Superhot: Mind Control Delete (Android & Console)
- Rage 2 (Android)
- Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action (PC)
- Yes, Your Grace (Android, Console & PC)
- Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Android, Console & PC)
To sweeten the deal, perks for Game Pass Ultimate like 30 days of Disney+, three months of Discord Nitro and complementary access to all the EA Play titles come December 15, are all also here.
So, if you ever needed an answer as to what the most value you can get for a single pound is – this is probably it, even if said games are liberally spread across different platforms. We’ll have to see if Playstation’s future answer to the service can compete. Conversely, Playstation Now relative to Xbox Games with Gold seems to be providing good value with the recent addition of Horizon Zero Dawn. Consolidate your services please!
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