Microsoft has announced several new titles coming to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service in August, including hit titles like Devil May Cry 5 and Stellaris. Xbox Game Pass first launched in July of 2017 as a way for players to enjoy backwards compatible Xbox 360 games on their new consoles, but later on began to include new titles as well.
Starting today, August 19th, games like Devil May Cry 5, Stellaris, and Age of Empires: Definitive Edition are joining the library for console Xbox Game Pass Ultimate owners. Age of Empires is also available on the PC version of Game Pass, which launched in open beta back in June of this year and is included for anyone who uses Ultimate, which is a combined subscription that allows players to pay a single fee for both Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.
Other games coming to Xbox Game Pass this August include Devolver Digital's Ape Out, the dungeon crawler Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut, and last year's medieval RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance. At the end of the month, Game Pass players can also look forward to the upcoming Blair Witch Project that is being developed by Bloober Team.
Right now, and for the next 32 days, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is on sale for 87% off for the first two months, which means that anyone who doesn't already subscribe to the service can get access to all of these titles for just $2. Players considering purchasing the service at the reduced rate now and canceling before the third month will still be able to play any games they bought with their Game Pass discounts, but any free games that they downloaded will be unavailable until the subscription is renewed. Thankfully, any in-game progress made will still be saved even if the Game Pass subscription lapses, so players won't lose any of their progress by cancelling too early.
Now that Devil May Cry 5's secret missions have been decoded, this update to Game Pass is a perfect time for players who missed out on the title the first time around. With such a wide range of titles on display, from the survival horror of Blair Witch to the 4X strategy of Stellaris, Microsoft appears to be appealing to the widest possible audience. As more and more titles get added to the service, it seems as if Xbox Games Pass is giving players enough options to be worth the monetary investment.