Hey friends, we’re kicking things off with the first Xbox Game Publishing release since we revealed the road map at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase with some of the games you’ll get to enjoy in the next 12 months! Along with Chapters 1 & 2 of As Dusk Falls, this game drop also features cult classics, fan favorites, some games we snuck in last week that you might have missed, and more. Let’s look at the games!
As Dusk Falls (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 19
Available on day one with Game Pass: As Dusk Falls is an original interactive drama from Interior/Night that explores the entangled lives of two families across thirty years. Starting in 1998 with a robbery-gone-wrong in small town Arizona, the choices you make have a powerful impact on the characters’ lives in this uncompromising story of betrayal, sacrifice and resilience. Drive the lives and relationships of multiple characters in a decades-spanning story told across two intense books.
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion (PC) [email protected] – July 21
Command a space-faring empire in Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, the new stand-alone expansion that combines 4X depth with real-time strategy gameplay.
Watch Dogs 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 19
Play as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker living in the birthplace of the tech revolution, the San Francisco Bay Area. Explore a massive and dynamic open world offering an incredible variety of gameplay possibilities. Launch the Hack of the Century and give freedom back to whom it belongs: the people.
MotoGP 22 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 21
Engines running: give the green light to the most immersive and authentic MotoGP gaming experience ever. More than 120 riders, over 20 official circuits and all the excitement of the official championship are waiting for you. Virtual and real have never been so near in MotoGP 22!
Torment: Tides of Numenera (Cloud and Console) – July 21
Explore Earth one billion years in the future in the science-fantasy setting of Numenera. Discover the Ninth World built on the bones of extinct, hyper-advanced civilizations and leave your own mark on it. Make thousands of essential choices, face the consequences, and meet death incarnated as you seek the answer to the ultimate question: What does one life matter?
Inside (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – July 29
Discover Playdead’s unique indie adventure game Inside, a dark, narrative-driven platformer combining intense action with challenging puzzles. It has received critical acclaim for its moody art style, ambient soundtrack, and unsettling atmosphere.
In Case You Missed It
Garden Story (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – Available now
Relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor in this charming action-RPG starring Concord the grape. As the newest guardian of The Grove, it is your duty to rebuild the village and uncover the story of its hidden past. Forage resources, combat the invasive Rot, and restore the community!
Solasta: Crown of the Magister (Cloud and Console) [email protected] – Available now
Discover the shattered world of Solasta: explore ruins and dungeons for legendary treasures, learn the truth of an age-old cataclysm – and stop it from happening again. Tailor your squad to your preferred strategy and maximize your party’s abilities in classic tabletop RPG tradition. The choice is yours.
DLC / Game Updates
Age of Empires IV Season Two: Map Monsters – Available now
Age of Empires IV is back with its second season: Map Monsters! The Season Two update brings with it several community-requested customization options, allowing players to customize their matchmaking experiences and spend more time with their preferred maps with the Map Preference System, play their way with expansive Fully Remappable Hotkey options, and personalize details in-game and on the mini-map with the Player Color Picker. Learn more here.
Astroneer: Rails Update – Available now
Rails are finally coming to Astroneer! Complete new missions and build complex automated rail systems, bringing a new mode of transportation to Astroneer that excels at efficiency and convenience.
Minecraft Preview – Available now
Check out Minecraft features early with Game Pass on Console and PC! Minecraft Preview allows you to experience unreleased upcoming Minecraft features, fresh from the development team at Mojang Studios! Learn more here.
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels – July 19
Calling all daredevil drivers and creators! Blast off to the visually stunning, exhilarating new Horizon Hot Wheels Park in the clouds high above Mexico. Experience the fastest, most extreme tracks ever devised. Design, build, and share your own Hot Wheels adventure with 80 distinct, snappable track pieces. Race 10 amazing new cars including the lightning fast 2021 Hennessey Venom F5 and the iconic 2000 Hot Wheels Deora II. Plus, Game Pass members can save 10% on the Premium Add-Ons Bundle and get immediate access!
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks
Minecraft: Swamp Dweller’s Bundle – July 26
Are you feeling froggy? Look the part by getting your sticky webbed fingers on the new Muddy Sweater and matching Muddy Waders along with the Hoppin’ emote! Once you claim, you can access these emotes via the Dressing Room!
Fall Guys: Coconut Milk Costume – August 2
Relax, take a sip, and get ready to grace the Blunderdome with your tropical presence in the all-new Coconut Milk Costume!
Century: Age of Ashes – Krød Slaglands Dragon Bundle – August 2
Unleash bestial power with the Krød Slaglands dragon and its Nightfiend armour, the Skeldian Relic Player Icon, and a 3-Day XP Booster.
Xbox Touch Controls Added to 12 More Games
Ultimate members, 12 more games are available this month to play with touch controls via Xbox Cloud Gaming, including returning fan favorites from Yakuza and As Dusk Falls on day one! Jump into these games at xbox.com/play via browser, Xbox Game Pass app for Android, or Xbox app for PC – no controller required!
- Citizen Sleeper
- Disc Room
- Escape Academy
- Garden Story
- Little Witch in the Woods (Game Preview)
- Lost In Random
- Spacelines from the Far Out
- Umurangi Generation
- Yakuza 0
- Yakuza Kiwami
- Yakuza Kiwami 2
- As Dusk Falls – Available July 19
Leaving July 31
The following games are leaving the Game Pass library soon, so be sure to jump back in and show them some love before they go. If you would like to keep them in your library, remember to use your membership discount to save up to 20%!
- Dodgeball Academia (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Katamari Damacy Reroll (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Lumines Remastered (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Omno (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Raji: An Ancient Epic (Cloud, Console, and PC)
That’s it for now, and as always, stay tuned to Twitter, Instagram, or the Xbox App for all the updates on when you can play the games! Cheers!
Editor’s Note (July 18): Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation was removed and replaced with Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion.