Xbox has announced the slate of new games that will make their way to Game Pass. These games range from sports to strategy and more on multiple platforms, so there is something for everyone.
Xbox Game Pass games for February
Madden NFL 23 (Console and PC) EA Play – February 9
First up is Madden NFL 23, which will be available to Xbox Game Pass members on both console and PC via EA Play starting February 9. With its immersive gameplay and popular Ultimate Team mode, the latest iteration in the long-running football series is a hit with sports fans. EA Play members will get a Supercharge Pack simply by logging into Madden Ultimate Team between February 9 and March 9, 2023.
SD Gundam Battle Alliance (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 9
The multiplayer Gundam action RPG is a fast-paced adventure, where players can smash foes solo or with friends in thrilling, mechanized combat, alongside acquiring new mobile suits before taking them into battle across a variety of missions.
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 14
The highly anticipated Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will be perfect for those who enjoy strategy games. This Dark Ages sandbox adventure offers players the chance to carve out their own kingdoms and explore the vast continent of Calradia, and it is a prequel to the critically acclaimed Mount & Blade: Warband.
Cities: Skylines – Remastered (Cloud and Xbox Series X|S) – February 15
City-building fans will want to check out Cities: Skylines – Remastered, which will be available on cloud and Xbox Series X|S platforms starting February 15. This award-winning, best-selling management game has been remastered for the Xbox Series X|S.
Shadow Warrior 3: Definitive Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 16
In this mythic Asian land filled with magic and technology, players will face off against demonic yokai from Japanese folklore, using fast-paced gunplay, razor-sharp melee combat, and a free-running movement system to save the day.
Atomic Heart (Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 21
Finally, in Atomic Heart, players will find themselves in a strange utopian world, where you will take part in explosive encounters, adapting their fighting style to each opponent and using their environment to fulfil their mission and reach the truth.
Wild Hearts: EA Play Early Access Trial – February 13
Game Pass Ultimate members can join the hunt in Wild Hearts on February 13 via EA Play. Play up to the gates of Minato with the EA Play early access trial and if you decide to buy, you can save 10% with your member discount and your progress will carry over to the full game.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks
Fallout 76: Modern Living Bundle – Available now
Give your C.A.M.P. a modern look with the Modern Living Bundle, which includes the Modern Home Rug, Modern Home Wallpaper, Repair Kits, and Carry Weight Boosters.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Slayer Bundle – Available now
With the Ancient Dragon Hunter collection, you can strike fear into the hearts of Tamriel’s most-dangerous predators in The Elder Scrolls Online. This Perk content requires the base game to use.
Games leaving Xbox games Pass on February 15
The following games are leaving the Game Pass library soon, but you still have time to play them before they go:
- Besiege (Game Preview) (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- CrossfireX (Cloud and Console)
- Infernax (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Recompile (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Skul: The Hero Slayer (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- The Last Kids on Earth (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Xbox Stellar Shift Special Edition wireless controller announced
In other news, Xbox announced the latest addition to the Shift Special Edition series. The Stellar Shift features a unique color-shifting blue-purple shimmer, and has swirl grips on the triggers, bumpers, and back case, as well as a hybrid D-pad. A dedicated share button and 3.5mm jack for connecting headphones is complemented with the option to connect devices via Bluetooth.
There is also a dynamic background that becomes available once the controller is connected to the Xbox Series X/S console. The Stellar Shift’s deep purple and blue swirl design will stay until it’s swapped for a different design, which can be reapplied by connecting the controller back to the console.