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Eight Xbox Game Pass titles announced for April 2021

Microsoft has announced the first wave of titles coming to Xbox Game Pass this month, including a game from PlayStation Studios.

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Microsoft has announced the first wave of titles coming to Xbox Game Pass this month, including a game from PlayStation Studios.

The news that MLB The Show was losing its PlayStation exclusivity was welcomed by most Baseball fans. Sure, it would be odd to see the PlayStation Studios logo flash up on an Xbox game, but we’ve experienced similar feelings before. The Xbox Studios icon on the Switch version of Ori and the Blind Forest is one example.

However, we don’t think anyone would have predicted that MLB The Show 21 would launch day and date on Xbox Game Pass. But here we are. What times we live in.

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This year’s game includes the usual roster of improvements, plus the long-requested Stadium Creator mode. The game also features next-gen enhancements on Xbox Series X.

Also coming to Xbox Game Pass this month is Rebellion’s enjoyable schlocky shooter, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, and slapstick comedy adventure, Rain on Your Parade. Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V also returns to the service.

Here’s the first wave of confirmed Xbox Game Pass titles for April.

Xbox Game Pass Titles – April 2021 (Wave 1)

  • Grand Theft Auto V (Cloud and Console) – April 8
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 8
  • Disneyland Adventures (Cloud) – April 8
  • Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure (Cloud) – April 8
  • NHL 21 (Console) EA Play – April 12
  • Rain on Your Parade (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 15
  • Pathway (PC) – April 15
  • MLB The Show 21 (Cloud and Console) – April 20

Ten titles also leave Microsoft’s subscription service this month, although most of them are ageing Madden games made available through EA Play. They are all available to purchase at a discount before they go.

Leaving Xbox Game Pass – April 2021

  • Deliver Us the Moon (Console and PC) – April 15
  • Gato Roboto (Console and PC) – April 15
  • Wargroove (Console and PC) – April 15
  • Madden 15 (Console) – April 16
  • Madden 16 (Console) – April 16
  • Madden 17 (Console) – April 16
  • Madden 18 (Console) – April 16
  • Madden 25 (Console) – April 16
  • NHL 18 (Console) – April 16
  • NHL 19 (Console) – April 16

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