more than 30 games offered in the new subscription

As of September 14, 2023, Xbox Live Gold, Microsoft’s iconic paid plan, will disappear in favor of a new subscription: Xbox Game Pass Core. For the same price, the XGPC will allow you to benefit from the same advantages (online gaming, reductions and offers, trial periods on certain titles). But it also has a nice surprise in store: access to a catalog of more than thirty games!

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As you may know, Xbox Live Gold is preparing to bow out this Thursday, September 14, 2023. This is the end of a historic offer, introduced in 2002 on the very first Xbox. At that time, Microsoft was the first manufacturer to impose a paid subscription for online gaming. A practice since taken up by Sony and Nintendo.

For the Redmond firm therefore, Xbox Live Gold has had its day. As the American company confirmed in July 2023, the formula will disappear in favor of a new version called Xbox Game Pass Core from September 14, 2023. This offer is added to the various Game Pass subscriptions, in entry-level position.

For €6.99 per monthusers will enjoy the same benefits as with Xbox Live Gold, namely:

  • access to online gaming
  • regular offers and discounts on the Xbox store
  • free trial periods on certain recent titles

36 games offered with Xbox Game Pass Core

But that’s not all. Indeed, Microsoft has a nice surprise in store for us with Xbox Game Pass Core: access to a library of more than 30 cult and popular games. Like what Sony offered with the PlayStation Plus Collection, players will be able to install these games on their Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One and enjoy them without a deadline (provided they remain a subscriber).

The list of available games is rather eclectic, between big AAA, cooperative games, essential multiplayer titles or independent gems. Without further ado, here is the complete list of games coming tomorrow with Xbox Game Pass Core:

  • Among Us
  • Astroneer
  • Celestial
  • Dead Cells
  • Descenders
  • Dishonored 2
  • DOOM Eternal Standard Edition
  • Fable Anniversary
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout 76
  • Firewatch
  • Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition
  • Gang Beasts
  • Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition
  • Golf with your Friends
  • Grounded
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Ori & the Will of the Wisps
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
  • Powerwash Simulator
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Slay the Spire
  • Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition
  • Stardew Valley
  • State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
  • Superliminal
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • Unpacking
  • Vampire Survivors

According to Microsoft, the Xbox Game Pass Core library will be updated two to three times a year. Enough to motivate players to keep their subscription.

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