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Here Are The Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass in April 2023

Microsoft has revealed which games are leaving Xbox Game Pass in the middle of April 2023.

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porkChop245d ago

Quantum Break? Hmm. I wonder if it's a licensing thing.

gangsta_red245d ago

Yeah, I'm wondering that too. It's also the reason why Forza games leave the service.

monkey602245d ago

LiS: True Colours and Moonglow Bay are on my list. Won't find the chance to play them before they're gone now. Ragin'!

MadLad245d ago

Life is Strange is only about 10 hours. You have enough time if you prioritize it a bit.
Not sure what kind of PC you have, not that you'll need anything hefty to play it, but Moonglow Bay is half off on Steam right now. There's also always the sales for the games leaving on the Microsoft store.

monkey602245d ago

I've 3 games on the go already.

Hogwarts on PS5
High on Life on Xbox
And Murder by Numbers on the Switch.

Not to mention I had credit to use up before Gamestop go bust here so I bought Resi 4. I think I'm covered for a while ha definitely don't want to add to the pile for a while. I'll pick up Moonglow later for sure

MrNinosan245d ago

If you have PS4/PS5, LiS: True Colours is also on PS+.

monkey602245d ago

I do actually. That's handy to know

nirwanda245d ago

When true colours entered gamepass around that time they gave it away for free for pride month on Xbox.

MadLad245d ago

Eh. The only real losses here are Quantum Break, the Long Dark, and Life is Strange: TC.
Own the first 2 on PC, and beat Life is Strange through Gamepass already.

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Dragon Age: Dreadwolf Will Be Fully Revealed in Summer 2024; Official Steam Page Available Now

BioWare is celebrating Dragon Age Day by releasing a new teaser trailer for the next chapter of the fantasy RPG series, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. The official Steam page is also open.

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RaidenBlack1h ago

Finally ... seems it'll be more like Inquisition than Origins ...
* sigh * ... which isn't bad ... but DA: Origins was special

Michiel198958m ago

I honestly quite liked inquisition, but the game never gives you a single moment to breathe. The map was filled with so much useless bullshit collectibles that it didn't give me an actual sense of exploration, I was just following markers on the map. The world looked quite good although it didn't give me a sense of an open world that I could explore and I think I also never took the time to appreciate the world because it was so cluttered.

LordoftheCritics33m ago

Loved inquistion, hated some of the exploration

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You Can Get a Free Explorer Emilie Skin in Fortnite Via LEGO Collaboration

Following yesterday's announcement of LEGO Fortnite, Epic Games is celebrating by giving players a free skin named Explorer Ellie.

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Should GTA 6 Opt for a Smaller but Denser Open World?

Should Rockstar continue to develop massive and sprawling maps, or could a different approach be the way to go for the next GTA?

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Snookies123h ago

I don't get the whole "smaller, denser" open world thing especially with GTA. They already had a huge city in GTA V along with rural open areas. How much more "dense" do you want a map to be than a packed city? Better to have the best of both worlds like GTA V did.

OtterX1h ago

I think being able to run inside of any building without loading would go a long way towards making the world feel more dense. It seems they may be headed this direction based on the early leak where you could walk in and hold up a restaurant.

Imagine chasing each other from building to building in GTA 6 Online.

Profchaos57m ago

I've seen this concept executed before it gets old fast

Hofstaderman9m ago

Heard a rumour that 70% of buildings can be entered. Taking it with a grain of salt but it would be awesome if its true.

porkChop1h ago

Rockstar are pretty much the only dev that can really pull off a massive map and actually utilize a large portion of it. Most open worlds are just empty space with next to nothing to find. For most devs their games would benefit from smaller worlds that they can more effectively utilize and populate with stuff to do.

Profchaos1h ago

I think denser may not be the right word maybe usable for example v had one City and most of the missions occured there yet you had a prison out near the windfarm that was never used despite and slight spoiler Trever being told Brad was in w upstate prison he never stated a breakout (maybe they used that concept in IV tlatd so they didn't do it again) but it's not a isolated incident the map is huge but the campaign reused the same portions of it over and over

Ezio20483h ago

Rockstar already makes the densest open world games. RDR2 is a shining example of that. The world design is the last thing they should worry about.

GhostScholar1h ago

All I want is one protagonist. Don’t care about anything else. I thought 5 was his awful. I know I’m the minority with that opinion and am cool with any hate I get.

DigitallyAfflicted1h ago

Same here I did find switching distracting

Profchaos50m ago

You'd be surprised most people prefer earlier games like myself. I did like v it's still better than most games but for me IV and it's DLC was the absolute best game as it's driving physics were spot on cars reacted to turning corners with the suspension bouncing on each wheel accurately vs v and it's arcade driving.
combat felt better in IV you needed to take cover pick your shots but in v your a bullet sponge you can run out and gun down every enemy without worry your health even regens a little.
And the story of v wasn't as good it was mainly about Michael and Trevors egos and government organisations despite having a many opportunities to break out of this mold you stay in it vs iv and meeting times off new characters that varried greatly

0hMyGandhi32m ago

I absolutely loved it. I also enjoyed the seamless transition between characters from that satellite perspective.
Trevor was an absolutely fascinating character, and one of the few truly unique "protagonists" I've ever played in a videogame.

I'd go so far to say that I'd probably want even more switching if possible, let me play out my Oceans 11 type fantasy haha. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion!

anast1h ago

This is a question for UBISOFT etc. not R*. GTA has to translate to the more important online component and it has already been mentioned, by Snook and Ezio, R* does not have a problem making engaging open world games. I am really starting to think game writers do not understand gaming.

Profchaos1h ago

I actually preferred the island system it gave a feeling of progression that was completely absent from v.

There was an excitement when you unlocked the next part of the map and often a cool mission to go along with it "are you going to San fierro" burning the weed crop and driving truth into the next island was a top 5 moment of GTA SA.