Xbox Game Pass Adds 3 New Day One Games Today

Xbox Game Pass today adds three new day one titles for PC, cloud and consoles, including a highly anticipated indie game.

Xbox Game Pass recently announced that there are 8 new games coming to the subscription service, and three of them will be added today, September 22. For many, Xbox Game Pass is the gift that keeps on giving, and this goes for these three titles, as they are all day one titles.

Day one titles are arguably the greatest strength of Xbox Game Pass. It allows players to watch games they would otherwise never do, on the day and date of release. One of today’s additions has been highly anticipated, but it goes without saying that the other two other radars have flown.


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Many fans were excited and waiting to see Slime Rancher 2 hit Xbox Game Pass, enter it today via Early Access/Game Preview, and it includes several new slimes and other features. It should be noted that therefore it lacks features such as achievements and the game will be continuously expanded over the next 18 months or so. However, games like grounded show the potential of early access titles to the service.

Xbox Game Pass New Day One Additions

  • SpiderHeck (consoles and PC)
  • Beacon Pines (cloud, console, PC)
  • Slime Rancher 2 – Game Preview (Cloud, PC, Xbox Series X)

The other two games are SpiderHeck and Beacon Pines. They’re all available through any way of Game Pass, except SpiderHeckthat cannot be played via the cloud. SpiderHeck is a couch co-op brawler with fast paced gameplay that revolves around spinning laser swords, grenades, rocket launchers and more to defeat their enemies. It’s an interesting premise and nothing beats Xbox Game Pass. In the meantimeBeacon Pines is a “cute and creepy” narrative adventure game in which players are the reader and protagonist of a book, where players can choose different story paths and change decisions through certain charms. The extra exposure through Xbox Game Pass for these indie games cannot be underestimated.

However, some days are better suited to some gamers than others. If today’s additions aren’t quite right for some fans, there’s a lot more to come this month: moonscars and groundedFull release on September 27, Let’s build a zoo and Valheim (Game Preview) on September 29 and Paw Patrol Grand Prix on Sept 30.

Xbox Game Pass subscribers get a handful of new games every month.

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