Xbox Game Pass Core Library Revealed: 36 Titles Including Hits Like Limbo and Among Us.
Microsoft recently unveiled the full 36 game lineup for Xbox Game Pass Core, the new budget tier replacing Xbox Live Gold in September. The curated collection comprises AAA highlights like Doom Eternal alongside acclaimed indie gems including Limbo and Celeste.
This affordable subscription fills the void left by Xbox Live Gold’s discontinuation. The legacy online multiplayer service exits after nearly 20 years since launching on the original Xbox in 2002.
Game Pass Core strips away online play, retaining members’ games library at £8.99 monthly. That matches Xbox Live’s former pricing, now with the added bonus of downloads.
The Full List of Xbox Game Pass Core Games At Launch
- Among Us
- Dead Cells
- Dishonored 2
- DOOM Eternal Standard Edition
- Fable Anniversary
- Fallout 4
- Fallout 76
- Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition
- Gang Beasts
- Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition
- Golf with your Friends
- 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
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
- Vampire Survivors
The streamlined starter package hopes to draw newcomers in with varied genre appeal and approachable indie adventures. Microsoft handpicked a balanced selection aiming to please diverse tastes.
Several included first-party heavy hitters like Gears 5 and Halo 5 should satisfy core gamers. Bethesda RPG giants Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls Online also feature. Plus the lineup incorporates multiplayer favourites Rocket League, Gang Beasts and Golf With Friends.
But the highlights may be artsy bite-sized gems Celeste, Limbo and platforming classic Super Meat Boy. These indies offer immediate and accessible fun whether players have minutes or hours to enjoy.
Curiously, Microsoft plans only 2-3 Game Pass Core updates annually rather than monthly. But the discounted base membership lays firm foundations if gamers later upgrade to the Ultimate £11 monthly tier granting hundreds more titles.
With the impending loss of Xbox Live Gold, Game Pass Core presents a budget-friendly middle ground option. Even if the curated selection risks stagnating between sporadic refreshes.
But for casual players satisfied sampling from a small pool of quality, Game Pass Core handpicks crowd-pleasing essentials at a palatable price. When it launches on 14th of September, cost-conscious gamers have an obvious on-ramp into the Xbox library ecosystem.
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Between Cloud streaming and an impressive budget buffet in Game Pass Core, Microsoft continues innovating new subscription flavours after nearly two decades in the space. The offering may lack online multiplayer but provides ample single player value out the gate.
Source – Xbox.com
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