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E3 2021

Xbox Game Pass Dominated E3 2021 In The Best Way, All Confirmed Day One Games

by Liana Ruppert on Jun 13, 2021 at 04:12 PM

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The Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that has, and I say this not as hyperbole, been a game-changer for the industry. Day one launch titles available at no additional cost? A chance for gamers to explore outside of their comfort zone without needing to shell out 60 bucks? It's great, and it's only going to grow from here. That being said, Xbox shared a lot of new Xbox Game Pass additions in its E3 2021 showcase. For those that may have missed out, here's what you need to know. 

With the show coming right out of the gate with an extensive look at Starfield and the confirmation that it will be on Xbox Game Pass at launch, here are all of the confirmed games that are coming to the service for this year and going into 2022. 

Every Xbox Game Pass Title Confirmed During E3 2021

  • 12 Minutes
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator for console
  • Age of Empires IV
  • Atomic Heart
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Contraband
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising/Hundred Heroes
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Redfall
  • Replaced
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl
  • Scorn
  • Shredders
  • Slime Rancher 2
  • Starfield
  • The Ascent
  • The Outer Worlds 2
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (available today!)

Team Green has been doing an incredible job at turning the tides from the disappointing Xbox One era, something we dove deep into here with our comparison of Xbox now to Phil Spencer's E3 2016 speech. It's incredible to see those plans come to fruition in an effort to make gaming available to all on all fronts: medical accessiblity, financial availability, and gaming beyond platform barriers. 

I can't wait to see how Xbox Game Pass continues to evolve in the future and how the Xbox ecosystem grows going forward. To catch up on other Game Pass news and what else E3 2021 has has to show thus far, be sure to mosey on over to our dedicated events hub here to see all of our coverage in one convenient location! 

Products In This Article

Yakuza: Like A Dragoncover

Yakuza: Like A Dragon

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
November 10, 2020 (Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), 
March 2, 2021 (PlayStation 5)
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliancecover

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
The Ascentcover

The Ascent

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
July 29, 2021 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC), 
March 24, 2022 (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4)


PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
October 14, 2022 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC), 
October 3, 2023 (PlayStation 5)