Xbox Game Pass: what’s coming in the next year?

Plenty to play this year on Game Pass.

The Xbox + Bethesda showcase offered a deep dive into titles coming to Xbox and PC platforms over the next year. Not only did this showcase focus on upcoming titles but also the future of Xbox Game Pass. Moreover, Microsoft offered a clear blueprint of what big-budget titles join the service by June 2023.

Xbox Game Pass is undoubtedly one of the biggest draws for Microsoft’s brand. Because of this, Phil Spencer and his team highlighted which titles would join Game Pass. Varied titles from a wide array of genres debuted during the show. While not every title shown is coming to Game Pass, most are. These titles expressly indicate Microsoft’s intent to make Xbox Game Pass an excellent value for all players.

Related: All the games announced during the Xbox + Bethesda Showcase

Xbox Game Pass 2022 Games

Below you’ll find each game coming to Xbox Game Pass before the end of 2022. It should be noted that every title showcased did not receive a release date. Although some titles don’t offer release dates or windows, more information will come before the year ends.

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  • Naraka: Bladepoint (June 23)
  • As Dusk Falls (July 19)
  • Sea of Thieves: Season Seven (July 21)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (Septemer 13)
  • Grounded* (TBA September)
  • Fallout 76 Expeditions: The Pitt (TBA September)
  • High On Life (TBA October)
  • Gunfire Reborn (TBA October)
  • Persona 5 Royal (October 21)
  • Scorn (October 21)
  • Pentiment (TBA November)
  • Halo Infinite Season 3 (TBA November)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator: 40th Anniversary Edition (TBA November)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 (December 8)
  • Party Animals (TBA 2022)
  • Slime Rancher 2 (TBA 2022)
  • Atomic Heart (TBA 2022)
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (TBA 2022)
  • Valheim (TBA 2022)
  • Somerville (TBA 2022)
  • Hello Neighbor 2 (TBA 2022)

Xbox Game Pass 2023 Games

Whereas the titles above aim for a 2022 release, the following titles are coming in 2023. Unlike some of the titles above, these games have no concrete release dates. Though there aren’t release dates yet, Microsoft will definitely update players as 2023 approaches.

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  • League of Legends (Winter 2023)
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift (Winter 2023)
  • Valorant (Winter 2023)
  • Teamfight Tactics (Winter 2023)
  • Legends of Runeterra (Winter 2023)
  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty (Early 2023)
  • Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn (Early 2023)
  • Redfall (Early 2023)
  • Lightyear: Frontier (Spring 2023)
  • Forza Motorsport (Spring 2023)
  • The Last Case of Benedict Fox (Spring 2023)
  • Starfield* (TBA 2023)
  • Minecraft Legends (TBA 2023)
  • Ara: History Untold (TBA 2023)
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes (TBA 2023)
  • Ark 2 (TBA 2023)
  • Persona 3 Portable (TBA 2023)
  • Persona 4 Golden (TBA 2023)
  • Ereban: Shadow Legacy (TBA 2023)
  • Ravenlok (TBA 2023)
  • Cocoon (TBA 2023)
  • Hollow Knight: Silksong (TBA 2023)

The 2022 Xbox + Bethesda Conference clearly stated what players can expect from the Xbox brand. Unlike in previous years, there was an emphasis on gameplay that ensures viewers know what to expect from each title. Above all, this showcase cemented a plan for the Xbox brand for the next 12 months. The brand bounced back despite Xbox’s troubled relationship over the past generation. Xbox is, without a doubt, a great place to play in 2022. To see the full showcase, check out the video below:

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Tai Hofmann

I'm Tai, the New Games lead, Writer, and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Final Fantasy XIV, Cuphead, God of War 2018, Persona 5, and Smash Bros.

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