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Four games are leaving Xbox Game Pass at the end of September 2018

James writes - Out with the old and in with the new; that’s generally how it works in regards the Xbox Game Pass library and now it’s time to go over the titles on the verge of exiting the service. Could one of your favourite games be leaving Xbox Game Pass in September?

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blm50425d ago

Forza Horizon 4 will replace them for me

lxeasy25d ago

yeah it will! The demo was so good. I wonder the next group of games joining Gamepass will be?

ziratul25d ago

I agree, I've played Forza 2 and 3, but 4 feels different and better.

FlyGuyHung25d ago

Matilda Castilla EX Cursed Castle
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
The Bug Butcher
Tower of Guns

jjb198125d ago

I was wondering about getting this. When a game leaves gamepass but I still have it downloaded, does it become deactivated and unplayable?

GrimReaperGamer25d ago

Got some answers for you off the Xbox Game Pass FAQ:

If I download a game, will it be deleted if it leaves Xbox Game Pass or my subscription cancels/expires?

Your space is your space. Games will not be deleted from your hard drive until you want them gone, even if they have rolled out of the Xbox Game Pass catalog.

If I download a game, can I access it after it leaves the catalog?

Once a title leaves the Xbox Game Pass catalog, you will need to insert a disc, purchase a digital copy from the Microsoft Store, or obtain another form of entitlement (like a trial) to continue playing. Remember, Xbox will notify users prior to a game leaving the Xbox Game Pass catalog. And, as a member, you can purchase any Xbox One game in the Xbox Game Pass catalog for up to 20% off (or the best available discounted price) to continue playing a game once it leaves the catalog. Xbox Game Pass discounts are not combinable with other offers and are not redeemable for cash; discount offers exclude titles within 30 days of launch; discounts based on Microsoft Store price.

FlyGuyHung25d ago

Yeah an alert will pop up saying you dont own the game and ask you to either insert the disc or buy a digital copy.

Bobafret25d ago

Why is it I only see when games are leaving?

Cmv3825d ago

Im a complete Sony fanboy that only pays attention to mostly Sony and even I see when they add games to the service. Gotta open your eyes man.

mark_parch25d ago

https://news.xbox.com/en-us...

there were multiple articles about this on n4g and every other month

lxeasy25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

Cause you're choosing not to look

oKidUKo25d ago

We cover both removals and additions, and I do see a lot of people covering the new inclusions each month.

Bobafret25d ago

I stand corrected then, thanks.

KillBill25d ago

Because you aren't properly watching the news when they add games maybe? Here on N4G the news of games leaving gets more notice (heat) simply because some people imagine that it is a slight of GamePass that they can focus on.

Bobafret24d ago

Wow, even when I admit I made a mistake and own up I get a disagree.

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Vizigoth0425d ago

Why do the games leave? Must be low demand.

Wikkid66625d ago

The licenses run out.... MS has to negotiate the length and payment, etc before adding 3rd party titles.

CarlDechance25d ago

Why do movies leave Netflix?

Christopher25d ago

It could be low demand.

How it works is each game has a time for the license of Microsoft being able to provide it via Gamepass. If people don't download them enough for Microsoft to keep paying those fees to extend the license period, then they might not pay to keep access to the license. In addition the owners of the IPs don't have to offer the license up after that as well or they could ask for more for the cost of licensing the games, which Microsoft might not want to pay.

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