Xbox Game Pass 2022 games. What new PC titles will be available next year?
2021 was a very good year for Game Pass users - both in terms of the number of games and their quality. Will 2022 be even better?
There is no such thing as having too many games to play and everyone who subscribes to Xbox Game Pass knows exactly what we're talking about. Microsoft constantly spoils their subscribers with regular monthly updates of both new AAA titles as well as interesting indie games. And the future of the service looks very bright.
Since 2021 is close to its end, we can now start preparing for the new year of gaming. We already know a significant number of games that will be added to Game Pass next year and some of them are very much worth looking forward to. This is why we decided to gather all of these titles in one place and highlight some of the most interesting new additions.
Game Pass PC games with specific dates
There are a couple of games that are due to arrive on a specific day in the future, so let's start with these first. Mind you, the release date might still change.
Total War: Warhammer 3 - February 17th, 2022
Creative Assembly, a.k.a. the developer, will end Warhammer romance with the Total War series with a bang. The essence of gameplay stays the same: it is a turn based game that changes into real-time strategy whenever the time for battle comes. The game is going to be massive and players will have a chance to explore the Realm of Chaos, as well as the Lands of the East. Additionally, Total War: Warhammer 3 will be in Game Pass on its release day, so that’s a nice gesture.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 - April 28th, 2022
In case you’ve never heard about this series, imagine that someone takes Fallout and changes the setting to Russia. Voilà! Jokes aside, more than a decade has passed since the last S.T.A.L.K.E.R. title and the hype is understandable. The older titles had great gameplay and dark atmosphere of ruined Chernobyl. To think that we'll be able to grab highly anticipated S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 on Day One is quite mind-blowing. Going back to the Exclusion Zone after so many years couldn’t be more nostalgic.
Deathloop - (likely) September 14th, 2022
Is there anything to add about one of the biggest hits of 2021 that wasn’t mentioned already? Interesting premise, fantastic gameplay and huge replayability potential are what made Deathloop so big. Anyone who still hasn’t played it, you’re not going to regret giving it a try.
Starfield - November 11th, 2022
It took Bethesda 25 years to make a bold move and create something completely unrelated to their previous works. So far, Todd Howard hasn’t revealed much about the game, aside from the fact that it’s going to be a sci-fi RPG adventure. And yeah, this totally sounds like a Mass Effect wannabe. On the other hand, it’s Bethesda that we’re talking about and they know their stuff. If the title turns out as good as Bioware’s iconic series, we don’t mind at all. Moreover, Starfield is also going to be available for the subscribers on the release day.
Game Pass PC games due to release in 2022
The following games are going to appear later in 2022, hopefully as soon as possible. A number of these titles have at least a rough estimation of when they will be added to the subscription, others will come out some time in 2022 or later.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide - Spring 2022
Speaking of Warhammer titles, Total War isn’t the only game set in the world created by Games Workshop. Darktide allows the gamers who don’t necessarily like strategies see the appeal of this universe.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will be an online co-op shooter, similarly to the Warhammer game series done by the same studio, Warhammer: Vermintide. This will be a great opportunity to experience the fascinating world born from tabletop games with your friends.
Redfall - Summer 2022
Arkane Studios has just given us Deathloop and is already working on a new FPS project. This time, it’s going to be a co-op shooter set in an open world with a lot of vampires involved. After so many zombie titles, maybe this will be a breath of fresh air that we’ve been waiting for? We will find out soon enough.
A Plague Tale: Requiem - 2022
We will get to follow the tale of two young siblings, Hugo and Amicia, who try to escape the horrors of war in medieval times. In case you didn't know, the first game in the series, A Plague Tale: Innocence, is on Game Pass library already, so you might want to play that title before experiencing the sequel.
Fallout 76 - Expeditions: The Pitt - 2022
We spoke about Bethesda’s decision to release something completely fresh, which doesn’t mean that the studio doesn’t want players to come back to familiar series. Here, it’s a familiar location, Pittsburgh (or, more precisely, the Pitt) that we’ll be able to revisit. Seems like war never changes and Fallout never abandons its roots. Or something along these lines.
Pupperazzi - woof, bark bark (meaning 2022, probably)
Aside from this cute and very "specific" description of the game's release date on Steam, Pupperazzi will allow you to finally have your dream job. And by that we mean a dog photographer, obviously. As silly as it sounds, there is always some space for a relaxing, simple title between all of the Game Pass big hits, so giving this one a go won’t hurt. Look, taking photos of puppies is only one of the reasons for it, ok?
Replaced - 2022
Let’s just say it, this game’s look is something else. A 2.5D platformer set in an alternative version of America where you play as an A.I. that learns what it means to live as a human. Doesn't this sound thrilling? Believe us or not, but if Replaced turns out half as good as its premise, we’ll have a must-have indie to get our hands on.
Other PC games that will join Microsoft’s service in 2022:
• Shredders - February 2022
• Eiyuden Chronicle Rising - Spring 2022
• Midnight Fight Express - Summer 2022
• Nobody Saves the World - 2022
• Party Animals - 2022
• Scorn - 2022
• Slime Rancher 2 - 2022
• Somerville – 2022
Game Pass PC games scheduled for 2021 release that might be delayed into 2022
Game Pass PC games without officially confirmed release date
• Fable (aka Fable 4)
• Forza Motorsport
• Hello Neighbor 2
• Little Witch in the Woods
• Perfect Dark
• Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
• State of Decay 3
• The Outer Worlds 2
• Way to the Woods
This concludes the list of games that will soon be available on Microsoft's service. Which of these titles are you waiting for the most? Which of them do you think will be worth your time? As always, feel free to comment in the section below.
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