Xbox Game Pass is Slated To Lose Five More Games Soon

Five new games enter Game Pass' 'Leaving Soon' tab, with the list including two EA sports titles, a SNES-inspired RPG, and a space strategy sim.

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iplay1up21055d ago (Edited 1055d ago )

Flight Simulator, the Ascent and more come to Game Pass this month. A bunch have also been added last month.

Jin_Sakai1054d ago

Why are you trying to deflect? What you stated doesn’t change the fact that 5 games are leaving.

Knightofelemia1054d ago (Edited 1054d ago )

@ Jin_Sakai

Games leave and new games appear you can only hold onto that third party title so long before a company like Capcom, Square Enix, or even Sega pulls it from the streaming service. Microsoft and Sony pay the company to put their game on their streaming service and probably have a contract written stating how long the game will appear on the streaming service. Then once the expire date appears the game gets pulls or Sony and Microsoft pony up more cash to keep the game on the streaming service.

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Jin_Sakai1054d ago (Edited 1054d ago )

“It's a subscription service. Do you complain when Moves/TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime etc.. leave the service?“

I’m not complaining. Just because there’s new games added doesn’t change the fact games are leaving now does it? Which is what the article is about.

Knightofelemia1054d ago (Edited 1054d ago )

@ Jin_Sakai

Again games leaving is a norm on streaming services again it come down to how long Microsoft or Sony can keep that certain title on their service. It's like milk you can keep it in your fridge for so long before it expires. The studio will stipulate to Microsoft or Sony how long they want their title on the streaming service. Too keep a third party title on a streaming service for years and years Sony and Microsoft would again have to shell out the cash or buy the ip off the studio. Games coming and going off a streaming service again is normal if you want the game so bad then just buy it. By the time a game that is not first party launch title but is a third party title hits the streaming service. It's all ready ran its course people have all ready played the game and it's usually around the $20-$30 mark new or even cheaper used. Microsoft and Sony usually run sales on their store front for the digital version if the game does not see a physical port.

Vits1054d ago

I mean the article itself mentions some of the games that are going to enter Game Pass as well. So "iplay1up2" comment is not exactly off.

"It's slated to get even more games in the months to come too, whether that be the Xbox Series X/S port of Microsoft Flight Simulator or Turtle Rock Studios' co-op zombie game Back 4 Blood, which will be available on the service the day it launches".

Unless you only read the title of couse.

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iplay1up21053d ago

The service rotates games. I was simply pointing out there are 2 games new to Xbox joining Game Pass.

JackBNimble1053d ago

It's no secret games rotate out of GP Jin, no need to be concerned. Anyone who wanted to keep any of those games will get them at a discount.

S2Killinit1053d ago (Edited 1053d ago )

MS has created an image that gamepass includes all games. The truth is that your access is very limited. If you want a game that is not on game pass, you either have to wait for it to possibly come to game pass, or pay for it which means you are paying more money than you would if you just picked the games you like and purchase them.

rakentaja1053d ago (Edited 1053d ago )

"Limited thinking". Some games leave so new games can enter, otherwise you play the same games the whole time.

UFC 1 and 2 will be replaced by Flight Simulator and The Ascent. UFC 3 will remain.

But still..so bad for you.

Smok911053d ago (Edited 1053d ago )

Is there anything to deflect? It’s just video games and he’s pointing out what they gain in response to the losses. Maybe I just don’t care enough seems like such a trivial comment I can’t believe anyone cared let alone write paragraphs lmao

gamer78041053d ago

More interesting games are replacing these. It’s good to know.

FreeFallFrenzy1053d ago

@Activision : lol I actually have! I was marathoning the 007 movies on Amazon Prime and they cut me short by six movies! I sent a request to have them added back on to the service, but instead they just added the final six to my catalog for free. Very nice of them actually!

Anghellic1053d ago

it's still 100 times better than ps now

NeoGamer2321053d ago

Why is anyone making a big deal of this anyhow? Everyone knows games fall off and get added to GamePass often. Other than the UFC games there is no significant surprise. and the UFC games are probably expiring licenses or shutting down servers.

People are making too much deal about what is coming on and going off of GamePass. I wanna see the news articles letting me know each month, but fans gotta relax.

Tedakin1053d ago

Games come and go every month. That's how it works. You have a year to play each game, or more.

KillBill1053d ago

He is simply pointing out the games leaving versus the games coming in. It is a cycle that occurs based on how long a developer chooses to keep their game in Game Pass.

CobraKai1052d ago

I sure as hell think it sucks when stuff leaves Netflix and Amazon. I can be in the middle of a season of a tv show or have movies in my list of things to watch and then they’re gone.

SyntheticForm1052d ago

"Xbox Game Pass is Slated To Lose Five More Games Soon"

That's a neutral statement and shouldn't be perceived as an attack on anyone or anything. His response was also appropriate. New games are going in and out of circulation all the time - that's what Game Pass is.

Why you took offense to his post - nobody knows.

Let the dude say they're being replaced - after all - they are being replaced.

DJStotty1052d ago (Edited 1052d ago )


Not sure they are trying to deflect, as opposed to going against the article making out like this is something that hardly happens.

This happens on a monthly basis, and more often than not within that month, more games are added than removed, it is not deflection, but more so factual data.

DJStotty1052d ago


"Why are you trying to deflect? What you stated doesn’t change the fact that 5 games are leaving."

I know right!!!! PSnow has "lost" these games in July also :-

Street Fighter 5
The Crew 2
Marvel's Avengers

August :-

Jump Force
WWE 2K Battelgrounds

September :-

World War Z
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
Borderlands 3

October :-


Seeing as we are focusing on the games leaving and not the ones added right?

brewin1052d ago

And this is bad why? GP subscribers know this in advance. Not to mention, several of these are UFC titles from the past. PS Now does this as well. Here it actually helps spur sales though as those titles leaving get a discount on their way out. Its actually a great way to keep the service from feeling bloated. Why do we need anything more than the current UFC title on there? With PS Now its just strictly a numbers game. Sure there are MORE titles, but more does not = BETTER. Id much rather have DAY ONE releases any day of the week.

garos821052d ago

@ activision

Yes i do complain when a movie is removed from Netflix, especially when its in my watch later

DarkkMinion1052d ago

He is not deflecting, he is stating the facts.

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Bender65021053d ago

That's the nature of the service is it not? New games in old games out. However, the most important games of all - MS first party AAA games will remain, and that's where the real value of Gamepass separates itself from the competition, currently.

FlavorLav011053d ago (Edited 1053d ago )

Maybe it will one day. Right now, all its got are old Halo, Gears, and Forza games. Once all their studios start firing, within another year or two will be when the offerings really make an impact. Right now, I’ve either played everything worthy of my time and the rest is Truck driving, farming, and goat SIMS….no thanks. But never say never. I’m sure they’ll have games I actually care about eventually.

Kavorklestein1053d ago

Bethesda games are first party permanently. Don't forget that

FPS_D3TH1052d ago

Lmao horizon 4 is old now? The last halo, halo 5 is no longer the newest halo? Despite the entire gears and halo franchise being available…. Right. And yet forza horizon 5 is releasing to it DAY 1. If you’re on pc, this gamepass is amazing. Got a brand new Xbox? Only seems smart to pay for an entire library to dip your toes in at the very least. Hate for gamepass 100% comes from fanboy bs or just pure ignorance and assumption. As a gamer, I love it

S2Killinit1053d ago

Yeah which MS first party games provide this value that sets Gamepass apart “currently”?