An emerging trend in the gaming industry is the move from purchasing individual games to subscription services that offer entire libraries at one's fingertips for a monthly cost. Leading the charge, the Xbox Game Pass has succeeded in building out a well-received model for Microsoft. Now, it has expanded its offerings to replace Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass Core.
Following the rebrand, Microsoft has now shared its initial batch of games in Xbox Game Pass Core's library. Key inclusions range from the multiplayer hit Among Us to two entries from both the Fallout series and the Halo series. Microsoft has shared that it plans to update the library two to three times a year. For more info, review the entire list of initial Xbox Game Pass Core titles below.
DOOM Eternal Standard Edition
Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition
Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition
Golf with your Friends
Halo 5: Guardians
Halo Wars 2
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Human Fall Flat
Ori & the Will of the Wisps
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
Slay the Spire
Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition
State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
The Elder Scrolls Online
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
The Xbox Game Pass Core library has just launched on the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One at a price of $10 USD a month. Note that the library listed above is subject to variance over time and regional limitations.
In other exciting gaming news, Microsoft Xbox has announced a Mastercard credit card that earns points to buy games on the Microsoft store.