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Here is the Xbox Game Pass lineup for January 2021

Injustice 2 and PES 2021 are the highlights from January’s lineup of new Xbox Game Pass titles.

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Injustice 2 and PES 2021 are the highlights from January’s Xbox Game Pass lineup.

Microsoft has confirmed January’s Xbox Game Pass roster with seven new titles released across console, PC, and Android streaming. On console, every game can be played on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Topping the table is the PES 2021 season update. Konami’s long-running football franchise doesn’t have the breadth of licences found in EA’s FIFA series – although it has snapped up some big teams – but it plays an excellent game of football on the pitch. If you are a long time FIFA player, the addition of PES 2021 to the Game Pass library is a welcome opportunity to try out the opposition.

Injustice 2, the acclaimed DC fighter fromNetherRealm Studios, also joins the service this month. Take on a rogue Superman with a cast of fan-favourite characters that includes Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, and Poison Ivy, to name just a few.

Other highlights include Torchlight 3 and Giant Sparrow’s classic adventure game, What Remains of Edith Finch.

Meanwhile, My Friend Pedro and FTL: Faster Than Light are among the titles leaving game pass in January. You can pick them from the Xbox Digital Game Store with discounts of up to 20% before they depart.

Joining Xbox Game Pass on January 7, 2021

  • Injustice 2 – Console, PC, Android
  • The Little Acre – Console, Android
  • PES 2021 – Console, Android

Joining Xbox Game Pass on January 14, 2021

  • Neoverse – PC
  • Torchlight 3 – Console, Android
  • What Remains of Edith Finch – PC
  • YIIK: A Postmodern RPG – PC

Leaving Xbox Game Pass on January 15, 2021.

  • FTL: Faster Than Light – PC
  • My Friend Pedro – Console, PC
  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Console
  • Tekken 7 – Console

If you haven’t tried Game Pass before, Microsoft is running a new promotion until January 25 that includes three months’ access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1.


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