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Xbox Game Pass Adding 9 New Games, Starting Today

by Liana Ruppert on Aug 17, 2021 at 09:41 AM

Even more Xbox Game Pass titles are joining the ever-evolving library, this time adding a little more Star Wars into the mix alongside a few mind-bending adventures like Twelve Minutes. For those interested, here are the new Xbox Game Pass games being added this month. 

Before going into what's coming soon to Xbox Game Pass starting today, here's what you need to know about the subscription service. The Xbox Game Pass library continues to change with new titles being added and others leaving to make more room. These additions include day-one launches of hit games to indie darlings that deserve a little love. This particular membership allows Xbox fans a chance to have instant access to an eclectic library without having to shell out $60 for each experience. There are also two options available, the standard Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate. The standard service is $9.99 a month, whereas Ultimate costs $14.99 and includes Xbox Live for free. This means in addition to the Game Pass library, and Ultimate members will also get the free monthly Games With Gold grabs, as well as special discounts on certain adventures. 

Now, onto the new games arriving to Xbox Game Pass, including Cloud titles for mobile and tablet players: 

What's Coming To Xbox Game Pass: 

  • Humankind, PC - Today
  • Need for Speed Heat, Cloud - Today
  • Star Wars Battlefront II, Cloud - Today
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Cloud - Today
  • Recompile, Cloud, Console, and PC - August 19
  • Train Sim World 2, Cloud, Console, and PC - August 19
  • Twelve Minutes, Cloud, Console, and PC - August 19
  • Psychonauts 2, Cloud, Console, and PC - August 25
  • Myst, Cloud Console, and PC - August 26

Other Games You May Have Missed:

  • Boyfriend Dungeon, Cloud, Console, and PC - Today
  • Library of Ruina, Cloud, Console, and PC - Today

Xbox Touch Controls Additions: 

  • Hades
  • Bloodroots
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Going Under
  • Need for Speed Heat 
  • Peggle 2 
  • Psychonauts
  • Wasteland 2
  • Wasteland 3
  • Wasteland Remastered

What's Leaving - August 31:

  • Blair Witch, Cloud, Console, and PC
  • Double Kick, Cloud, Console, and PC 
  • NBA 2K21, Cloud and Console
  • Stranger Things 3: The Game, Cloud, Console, and PC

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Products In This Article

Star Wars Battlefront IIcover

Star Wars Battlefront II

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Ordercover

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC
Release Date:
November 15, 2019 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC), 
June 11, 2021 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S)


PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release Date:
Twelve Minutescover

Twelve Minutes

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, iOS, Android
Release Date:
August 19, 2021 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC), 
December 7, 2021 (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch), 
TBA (iOS, Android)