Microsoft has revealed the games they’ll be adding to the new PC version of Xbox Game Pass in October, and it’s another solid lineup. The headliner is The Outer Worlds, which we’ve known will be coming to Game Pass on day one for a while, but it’s nice to know it’s also coming to Game Pass for PC. Other additions include Stellaris, F1 2018, Saints Row IV, and Minit.
You can check out descriptions for the new Game Pass titles below:
The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.
Journey through a spectacular and ever-changing universe from the creators of Cities: Skylines. Explore, discover, and interact with a multitude of species as you journey among the stars. Forge a galactic empire by sending out science ships to survey and explore, while construction ships build stations around newly discovered planets. Discover buried treasures and galactic wonders as you spin a direction for your society, creating limitations and evolutions for your explorers across enormous procedural galaxies.
F1 2018 challenges you to make headlines as you become immersed in the world of F1 more than ever before. Build your reputation both on and off the track, with time-pressured media interviews that influence your career in the sport. F1 2018 puts you in control of your destiny. Featuring all the official teams, drivers, and all 21 circuits of the thrilling 2018 season that sees the return of the French and German Grand Prix to the calendar; meaning that you can now race at Circuit Paul Ricard for the first time ever and Hockenheimring makes a return.
Lonely Mountains Downhill
Take your bike on a thrilling ride down an untouched mountain landscape. Make your way through thick forests, narrow trails, and wild rivers. Race, jump, slide, and try not to crash – all the way from the peak to the valley! Explore rocky mountain slopes with your bike, jump over sandy gorges or find your way through the foggy forests. Each mountain awaits you with new challenges to find your own way to the finish line.
A peculiar little adventure played 60 seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets, and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute.
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
A special bundle that includes the award-winning blockbuster Saints Row IV and all DLC. After saving the world from a terrorist attack the leader of the 3rd Street Saints is elected to become President of the United States. Things go reasonably well until an alien warlord named Zinyak attacks the White House and abducts his entire cabinet. Now stuck inside a reality bending simulation, the President and the Saints fight to save themselves, Earth, and the entire galaxy.
State of Mind
Experience an alarmingly realistic vision of the near future. Dive into a multi-layered sci-fi thriller, where dystopian reality and digital utopia are intertwined to unravel a global conspiracy in a society of ubiquitous digitalism, surveillance, and transhumanism. Explore a world with a rich and unique visual style, combining realistic environments with low-poly characters. Take on the role of journalist Richard Nolan, as well as five additional playable characters, and use deduction skills and research to reconstruct Richard’s past.
Xbox Game Pass for PC grants players access to more than 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for 5 bucks a month — you can check out a full list of available PC games here. New subscribers can get their first month of Game Pass for only $1. Game Pass for PC is still in beta (hence the lower $5 price) – Microsoft has recently added the following features:
- Rolling UI Updates: Over time, we’re rolling out some user interface updates to allow scrolling and filtering within game collections, autosuggest within your search to make finding a game even easier, and showcasing game details inline.
- Random Game Generator: Looking for something to play and can’t make up your mind? Scroll toward the bottom of the Xbox (Beta) App, and with one click of a button, we’ll randomly select a game for you.
- Chat updates: You can now direct mention someone in chat by typing @ before their gamertag. You can also now see what Xbox Game Pass games your friends are playing; the game’s name will show up by active friend’s Gamertags in their player card and the message window to make it even easier to play and communicate together.
Anybody out there subscribed to Xbox Game Pass for PC? What games will you be tackling over the coming weeks? The Outer Worlds is an obvious one, but don’t sleep on Stellaris!