Xbox Game Pass Removes Nine Games, Marks End of Xbox Live Gold Era
Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service is bidding farewell to nine games today as part of its monthly rotation, offering a diverse catalog for its subscribers. This regular removal of games allows for new titles to be added, ensuring a fresh and exciting gaming experience for users. Among the games being removed are some popular and well-received titles, providing an opportunity for players to try out games they may have missed.
A significant change to Xbox Game Pass is the termination of Xbox Live Gold service, which offered subscribers two free games every month. This move marks the end of an era, as Games With Gold had been a feature for over a decade. The service was replaced on September 14 by Xbox Game Pass Core, a new tier that offers a fixed library of 36 games. Unlike the other tiers, this library will only be updated two or three times per year.
Microsoft typically discounts the purchase price of games leaving Game Pass, giving subscribers a chance to buy them at a lower cost. This allows players who enjoyed a particular game to continue playing even after it has been removed from the subscription service.
Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass on September 15, 2023
- Amazing Cultivation Simulator
- Aragami 2
- Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
- DC League Of Super-Pets: The Adventures Of Krypto & Ace
- Fuga: Melodies Of Steel
- Metal: Hellsinger
- Sid Meier’s Civilization 6
- Tainted Grail: Conquest
- Train Sim World 3
Some of these games have been available on Xbox Game Pass for a long time, while others, like Sid Meier’s Civilization 6, were only recently added. Civilization 6, known for its extensive content, offers approximately 300 hours of gameplay. Players who haven’t had a chance to try or complete these games can take advantage of Microsoft’s discounted purchase price before and after their removal from Game Pass.
Looking ahead, Xbox Game Pass subscribers have exciting titles to anticipate in the coming weeks. Neowiz’s Soulslike game, Lies of P, will be available on September 19. The Tokyo Game Show on September 21 will feature announcements about new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass, as well as updates from Bethesda. On October 4, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, previously released on Game Pass for PC, will be available on Xbox. Additionally, Forza Motorsport will launch on October 10 on Xbox Game Pass for PC and console.
Source: Pure Xbox
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