Microsoft Announces New Additions and Departures in Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft has revealed the games that will be joining Xbox Game Pass in the next two weeks, including the highly anticipated return of Grand Theft Auto V. Additionally, two day one releases have been announced: Exoprimal and Techtonica. Below, you will find the complete list of incoming and outgoing titles for the subscription service.

Microsoft Announces New Additions and Departures in Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft’s popular subscription platform, Xbox Game Pass, has unveiled exciting updates for the upcoming weeks. Among the games joining the service, the return of one of the most iconic titles of the last decade, Grand Theft Auto V, stands out. Furthermore, two day one additions have been announced: Exoprimal and Techtonica. Players will be able to enjoy these games on Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC, and through cloud streaming for those with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Grand Theft Auto V Returns to Game Pass

Grand Theft Auto V, also known as GTA V, is a sales phenomenon that has been on the market for a decade, consistently selling around 5 million units each quarter. Despite its longevity, the game remains incredibly popular. This isn’t the first time GTA V has been part of the Xbox Game Pass catalog, as it was previously available on the service in 2020 and 2021. Now, it returns with versions for Xbox One and Xbox Series, offering players the opportunity to immerse themselves in the criminal world of Los Santos. Additionally, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to enjoy the game through cloud streaming. While the game’s departure date from Game Pass has not been announced yet, it was previously available for approximately four months.

Exoprimal: Confront Dinosaurs Online

On July 14, Capcom will release Exoprimal, an online team-based action game that will also be available on Xbox Game Pass. Set in the year 2040, Earth faces a crisis due to sudden dinosaur invasions. To combat this threat, players will have the assistance of an AI that predicts invasion points and exo-armors, powerful mechanical suits designed to fight dinosaurs. Exoprimal will offer seasons and premium passes, allowing players to enjoy additional content and stay engaged in this thrilling post-apocalyptic world.

Techtonica: Build and Optimize Automated Factories

On July 18, players will be able to dive into the early access of Techtonica, a first-person title developed by Fire Hose Games. Available on Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC, as well as on Steam, Techtonica invites players to build and optimize automated factories on the planet Calyx. Explore bioluminescent environments and gather materials to improve your facilities. The early access for Techtonica will span approximately three years, allowing players to enjoy new updates and enhancements as the game develops.

New Additions to Xbox Game Pass:

Here is the complete list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in July 2023:

Grand Theft Auto V (Cloud and Console)Xbox One, Xbox SeriesAvailable Now
Sword and Fairy: Together ForeverCloud, Console, PCAvailable Now
McPixel 3Cloud, Console, PCJuly 6
Common’hoodCloud, Console, PCJuly 11
Insurgency: SandstormPCJuly 11
ExoprimalCloud, Console, PCJuly 14
Techtonica (Game Preview)Cloud, Console, PCJuly 18
The CaveCloud, ConsoleJuly 18

Departures from Xbox Game Pass on July 15, 2023:

The following games have been announced to be leaving Xbox Game Pass on July 15, 2023:

Exo One (Cloud, Console, PC)July 15
PAW Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls (Cloud, Console, PC)July 15
Spelunky 2 (Cloud, Console, PC)July 15

With these exciting additions and departures, Xbox Game Pass continues to offer players a wide variety of games to enjoy across multiple platforms. Whether it’s roaming the streets of Los Santos in GTA V, battling dinosaurs in Exoprimal, or constructing factories in Techtonica, subscribers to the service will have a range of immersive experiences to explore in the coming weeks. Get ready to grab your controllers and dive into the action with Xbox Game Pass!