Microsoft is celebrating the one year anniversary of their subscription service, Xbox Games Pass, by adding some fan-favorite titles and some new releases. Four of the most notable titles are all Star Wars related as BioWare's iconic Xbox role-playing game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was added to the Game Pass library in addition to the two The Force Unleashed action games, and LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, which includes recreations of the first six films in the series.
Xbox Games Pass currently features a library of over 150 games spanning from original Xbox titles to first-party new releases on Xbox One like State of Decay 2. Several of the backwards compatible games are Xbox One X enhanced, and support 4K support. The subscription service currently costs $9.99 per month, which means that six months is basically the price of buying one new release.
It's not just older titles that got added to Xbox Games Pass, though. More recent releases, including Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, role-playing game The Technomancer, Wasteland 2: Director's Cut, and motorcycle racing game MotoGP 17 were added. Rounding out the list is the Xbox Live Arcade classic Battleblock Theater, the Kinect-enhanced Disneyland Adventures, and Robocraft Infinity.
There is no better way to celebrate the one year anniversary than by adding more games and value to the service. The biggest addition is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, as it's one of BioWare's most beloved role-playing games and is one of the best licensed games ever developed. Other particularly worthwhile games worth checking out include the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, which is a great compilation that features the four latest main adventures of the Blue Bomber, and Battleblock Theater, which is still a blast to play despite being released on Xbox 360 several years ago.
Xbox Games Pass has proven to be a successful venture for Microsoft, and has been one of the company's many pro-consumer moves in the past couple years to repair their image in the gaming space. There's no denying that the subscription service is a great value considering it gets new first-party titles, and is regularly updated with more games. It continues to go strong a year in, and Microsoft will look to continue making it a focus point as it's one thing they can offer that Sony doesn't.