Games Leaving Game Pass In February Include FFXV Royal Edition and More

Microsoft has updated the list of games that will be leaving Xbox Game Pass in February and it includes Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition and others.

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Lore1248d ago

I still don’t understand how the narrative for Gamepass is that it is a better service than PS Now (as of today, not the future). PS Now has over 800 games available and majority of them do not rotate ensuring you get all the time you need to complete them. Whereas Gamepass has only 100 games. You can argue that every 1st party title will be available from day 1, but looking at the past data Microsoft pushes out about 1-3 mediocre 1st party games per year.

Doesn’t add up for me.

Lexreborn21248d ago

Marketing is a hell of a thing. I have both and I honestly prefer PS Now over game pass. But I use both passively these days. 60 bucks is 100% better then 180.

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--Onilink--1248d ago

Only 100 games?... where did you get that number? Last I checked when it added EA Play it was around 350

Lore1248d ago

It’s consumers like you that concern me. EA Play was not part of the equation for the past couple of years, while their marketing of the service/product has remained unchanged.

--Onilink--1248d ago (Edited 1248d ago )

Oh yeah, totally forgot I was replying to a comment made many years ago. Certainly now that gamepass has EA Play we should definitely NOT count them because several years ago it didnt have them.
I’ll also go ahead and start telling people they shouldnt talk about God of War or Ghost of Tsushima because they didnt exist many years ago too....

DJStotty1247d ago

Gamepass for console - 250+ games
Gamepass Ultimate (with eaplay) - 350+ games

Jericho13371248d ago

The majority of those 800 games are shovelware, that’s why they don’t rotate.

Gamepass does regularly rotate games but they generally stay on the service for 6-12 months (sometimes longer). Plus you’re starting to see 3rd party games coming day 1. And as the above comment states, there’s around 350 games on there now.

So yeah, that’s why.

LOGICWINS1248d ago

"but looking at the past data Microsoft pushes out about 1-3 mediocre 1st party games per year."

"Mediocre" is subjective though. Even as a Sony fan for 20+years, I admit their 1st party library is mostly 3rd person cinematic action games (Uncharted, Rachet and Clank, Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit, Infamous, God of War, Ghosts of Tsushima, The Last of Us, Horizon, Days Gone, Nioh, Spiderman etc.).

Xbox Game Studios objectively has more variety:

Gears Tactics - Squad based tactics game
The Medium - Horror
Ori - 2D platforming
Forza - Racing
MS Flight Simulator - Flight Sim
Gears - 3rd person shooter
Halo - FPS
Tell Me Why - Episodic
Fable - RPG
Hellblade 2/Ryse Son of Rome - Action
The Ascent - Top down shooter
Sea of Thieves - Online party game

Yakuza was one of the few unique standout Playstation IPs in the past few years that truly set the PS4 apart....and now that's on Xbox.

Sony does the 3D person action genre better than anyone in the industry....but not everyone is interested in playing the same genre over and over again. I pick Game Pass.

northpaws1248d ago

Well, if you purposely leave out GT, Dreams, Sackboy Adventure, Concrete Genie, Puppeteer, Drive Club, Until Dawn, Persona 5, Astro Bot, any VR games, Bloodborne, and then tag everything else as "cinemetic action", then sure... whatever you say

LOGICWINS1248d ago

@northpaws If Dreams, Concrete Genie, Puppeteer, and Astro Bot were Xbox 1st party exclusives, Sony fanboys would criticize Xbox for having "too many indies". But when Playstation does it....no one has a problem with it.

Lore1248d ago

I will definitely not argue with the fact that my statement was subjective.

Similar to how I subjectively don’t find one game appealing on your Microsoft list except for Fable (which are 10 year old titles). You should have added Recore to it, highly underrated game.

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MadLad1248d ago (Edited 1248d ago )

1st party titles day one.
Some third party titles day one.
Great third party releases.
Now includes EA Access.
May be bringing Ubi on board.

The numbers speak for themselves. Over 15 million subscribers vs PS Now that literally accounts for 2% of all PS4 owners, despite also supporting all relatively recent Sony platforms as well.

It may not make sense to you, but PS Now is basically a failure. This is coming from someone who is part of that 2%.
The only reason I got use out of PS Now is because I got a PS4 Pro late in the game, so it gave me some of the exclusives to play.

DEEHULK881248d ago

Get it and find out. Looking at PAST(has nothing to do with now) If you like PSNOW so much...WhyTF do you care.

Sitdown1248d ago (Edited 1248d ago )

You say you don't understand why gamepass is considered a better service, and then when someone corrects your 100 game statement, you start talking about the past. Do you want to talk about why some consider it the best today or in the past? Its obvious you don't want to understand, because you already have the narrative that you are running with by trying to diminish it at every turn.

Fluttershy771248d ago

WH are you talking about? hahahaha "EA Play was not part of the equation... but the marketing remained unchanged." What did you expect them to say?: You should hire it but to be honest currently our service is not that great... hahaha

Tedakin1247d ago

When their 23 studios start pushing out their projects it will make a huge difference. Halo Infinite, Perfect Dark , Project Mara, Hellblade 2, Forza, Avowed. Elder Scrolls 6, Starfield, Indiana Jones, etc etc all on Gamepass day 1.

DJStotty1247d ago


Gamepass has currently over 250+ games in its library.

PSNOW and Gamepass, are completely different services.

PSNOW should be compared with Xcloud

DJStotty1247d ago

I personally would say it is a better service over PSNOW :-

PSNOW - stream 800 titles spanning PS1-4

Gamepass Ultimate -

Xbox live gold subscription included
EA Play subscription included
Gamepass rewards (convert points to vouchers/competitions)
Gamepass for PC included
Xcloud (play xbox games on android on the go)
Exclusive member discounts/deals

No brainer for me

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jairusmonillas1248d ago

PS5 is already dominating Series X despite their so called gamepass.

LOGICWINS1248d ago

"Domination" means different things to different people. The PS4 version of Call of Duty: Cold War has already outsold The Last of Us 2's lifetime sales...does that make Cold War a better game?

If you're implying that the PS5 is "dominating" the XSX simply because it's selling more....then be consistent with that belief.

Sitdown1248d ago

You got to be real insecure to feel the need to make that comment. This article was not about console sales, and nobody even suggested that the Series X was performing better in sales.

DEEHULK881248d ago

Xbox Series X is still selling out everything that they ship, so they just shipped right now. Not saying that it will beat PS5, but there is no way at this point to tell how the systems are truly doing untilvthey are sitting on the shelves.

Orchard1248d ago

So how many Sony shares do you own? Because otherwise you don’t win anything by either console dominating. Sorry.

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franwex1248d ago (Edited 1248d ago )

Love how the comments above sound so insecure. It’s an article about Final Fantasy leaving Game Pass, yet they bring up PlayStation.

My subscription service is better than yours! Waaaah.

Great. Good for you. Don’t care about ANY sub services. But, FF15 is a fun game. I encourage people to play it before it leaves.

TheColbertinator1247d ago

Unfortunate that FFXV Royal is leaving GamePass as I feel JRPG representation and support is still low on the Xbox space.

neomahi1247d ago

Why do they need to leave Game Pass?

notachance1247d ago

because the contract obviously expired..