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Coming Soon To Game Pass: Mass Effect Legendary, Spelunky 2, Outer Wilds And More



We knew it was coming, and now it's finally time.

No Golden Eye tho :(

And remember. GP subscribers get 20% discount if you want to buy the games before they leave.


Available Today

Gorogoa (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox
Winner of Debut Game at the BAFTA Games Awards, Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts.

Olija (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox
Olija is a game about Faraday’s quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands.

The Pedestrian (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox
The Pedestrian is a 2.5D side-scrolling puzzle platformer set in a dynamic world with stunning graphics and challenging puzzles, where you will rearrange and reconnect public signs to explore and advance through each engaging environment.

Coming Soon

Embr (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – January 6
Fight fires with friends for profit in this unpredictable and frantic multiplayer game. Team up with friends, take on daily challenges and climb to the top of the corporate firefighting ladder. More than one way to become a hero!

Mass Effect Legendary Edition (Console and PC) EA Play – January 6
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is coming to PC Game Pass and Ultimate with EA Play! The Legendary Edition includes single-player base content and over 40 DLC from the highly acclaimed Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 games, including promo weapons, armors, and packs – remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD.

Outer Wilds (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – January 6
Explore for the sake of your curiosity with a hand-crafted solar system filled with secrets to discover and perils to avoid while exploring space. Players are given a variety of tools to aid in space-backpacking, including their own spaceship and jetpack; a surveyor probe for scouting and taking pictures; and a signalscope to track down audio signals and view landmarks from afar.

Spelunky 2 (Console and PC) ID@Xbox – January 13
This challenging roguelike platformer offers you immense freedom to carve your own path through its randomly-generated caves and ruins. Exercise your creativity and through your actions, tell a unique story each time you play. Uncover the secrets alone or with friends!

The Anacrusis (Game Preview)(Console and PC) ID@Xbox – January 13
Available on day one with Xbox Game Pass:
The Anacrusis is a four-player, cooperative first-person shooter set aboard a massive starship stranded at the edge of explored space. Team up with your friends in an infinitely-replayable fight against alien hordes to unlock perks, weapons, and new ways to play that you can share with your team!

DLC / Game Updates

Minecraft New Year’s Celebration – Through January 17
Join the New Year’s celebration! Until January 17, Minecraft Marketplace will be filled with giveaways, a free YouTube Creator Skin Pack, and weekly free maps including the Caves & Cliffs Explorers map from Spark Universe and Mithey’s Howl of the Wild map. Let the blocky festivities begin!

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks

Apex Legends: RIG Helmet Weapon Charm – January 5
Show the competition what you’re made of with your new RIG Helmet Weapon Charm, brought to you by EA Play! Equip this to your favorite weapon and battle for glory, fame, and fortune in style.

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis: January Member Monthly Bonus – January 5
Jump into the all new PSO2 New Genesis with some items to give you a hand! N-Half Scape Dolls (x5) to help revive you during intense battles, and Photon Chunks (x50) to strengthen weapons and units.

This is also your last chance to claim the Back 4 Blood Battle-Hardened Bundle, and the Halo Infinite Pass Tense MA40 AR Bundle before they leave! Go claim them now in the Perks gallery on your Xbox console, the Xbox App on your Windows PC, or the Xbox Game Pass mobile app.

Leaving January 15

The following games are leaving the Game Pass library soon, so be sure to jump back in and tie up any loose ends before they leave! Remember you can save up to 20% off your purchase of these games using your member discount.

  • Desperados III (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Ghost of a Tale (PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (Console)
  • Mount & Blade: Warband (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Pandemic (Console and PC)
  • Yiik: A Postmodern RPG (PC)

Lastly, PUBG: Battlegrounds will be leaving the Xbox Game Pass library on January 10 and will become free-to-play starting January 12. Learn more here!
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advanced basic bitch
Does the Legendary edition of Mass Effect on pc have controller support? I know the old versions didn't.


Gold Member
I wonder if this is going to make Mass Effect PlayAnywhere. A lot of recent titles on GP were made PA, Zombie Army 4, MK11, Aliens.


We ain't outta here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space
Sweet, was meaning to try The Pedestrian and will more than likely replay ME1 + 2.


Does the Legendary edition of Mass Effect on pc have controller support? I know the old versions didn't.

I am 95% sure that it does.

It requires another ea play account or something right?
eeehhh... I think I will pass and get mass effect on ps5

Not on Xbox, you just download it like any other game from game pass library on the Xbox dash.

On PC you may need to download the EA play client.
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Punished Miku

Gold Member
When it came to Mass effect legendary its such a good collection, i bought it. It's on sale everywhere for $30 physical or digital. They put it a lot of work into it. Gives me a little hope on ME4.
I'm interested in the new control updates. I didn't jump on it because I still have the originals. 1 and 2 are amazing games though for sure. Some of the best ever.


Mass Effect will be awesome, was going to buy this last year
Why? Dont people realize you aint gotta buy EA games or Microsoft games if you got gamepass? when I saw how aggressive the mass effect legendary sales were I said fuck it, it's coming to gamepass soon
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Nice. It's a light month, but still multiple things I'm interested in.

You really buried the lead though not including Pupperazzi in the title.

FYI: Xbox sale starting today. Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon on sale.

Yeah, here's the full sale list:

Good drop. Don't sleep on Gorogoa, it's a great game.

Yeah, reading good things about it.

Will check it out for sure.
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Why? Dont people realize you aint gotta buy EA games or Microsoft games if you got gamepass? when I saw how aggressive the mass effect legendary sales were I said fuck it, it's coming to gamepass soon
Goes without saying since EA Play is on Gamepass. I waited for It Takes Two.


Re: ME Legendary and PA; I don't think it does.

The GB locale store still only applies for Xbox consoles.




Looking to be a meaty month.


Gold Member
Mass Effect Legendary Edition was so awesome. Got all three Platinum trophies and had a blast doing it. Nice add for GP.
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Almost bought Mass Effect about a hundred times, but patience has paid off. I'm not a fan of remakes, remasters or the dreaded 'Director's Cut' but admit to being tempted by that one. Shame it didn't make it for some play time over the holidays though, and my year looks super busy.


thinks Halo Infinite is a new graphical benchmark
ME2 was all about adjustments and offends ME1 hardcore fans. ME3 is my favorite.


Gold Member
Mass Effect LE hitting game pass just in time for my province’s lockdown. Perfect. I still need to take on It Takes Two with someone. Some months the EA Play add-on makes it the best part. I tried Outer wilds before and it didn’t suck me in but may give it another go. Gorogoa should be a nice diversion too.
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