Xbox Game Pass Goes Big For January

What are we all making of the latest additions to Xbox Game Pass then? It’s good right!

January as an Xbox gamer added a little light to the darkest of winter months in the form of eight games set to land on Xbox Game Pass across the next couple of weeks. In fact, three of the eight touted titles are already live and kicking on the platform – namely The Pedestrian, Olija, and Gorogoa.

The biggest news however came in the form of a little nugget on the list from EA Play. That’s right the kaleidoscopic, sprawling, planet hopping masterpiece that is Mass Effect Legendary Edition is hitting Game Pass!

A great result for everyone looking to get lost in the sci-fi epic as a form of video game hibernation whilst winter idles by. Less great for everyone who just bought it, but hey, we’ve all been there.

The other games on the list are none too shabby either. We have the outstanding Outer Wilds, the wonderful Spelunky 2, the joyful Embr and an FPS I know little about called The Anacrusis. All in all this is a strong opening to the typical Microsoft Game Pass double drop. If the second part of January can emulate this, then Xbox gamers are in for a serious post-Xmas treat.

Here are the touted drop dates:

January 4

  • Gorogoa (Puzzle, for consoles, PC, and streaming)
  • Olija (Action/Adventure, for consoles, PC, and streaming)
  • The Pedestrian (Puzzle, for consoles, PC, and streaming)

January 6

  • Embr (Simulation/Casual, for consoles, PC, and streaming)
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (Action RPG for consoles and PC)
  • Outer Wilds (Action/Adventure, for consoles, PC, and streaming)

January 13

  • Spelunky 2 (Platformer, for consoles and PC)
  • The Anacrusis (FPS, for consoles and PC)
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