the Game Pass from Microsoft has come a long way since 2017 and today owns the biggest catalog in this kind of service. From indie games to AAA, there’s something for everyone.
Beyond the free games added in April, Game Pass seems to be increasing its proximity to a major publisher: Ubisoft.
A partnership with Ubisoft on the horizon?
It all starts with the provision of Rainbow Six: Extraction on the service from the day of the game’s release. Directly offering a big game from one of the studio’s most important licenses on the Game Pass, that already implied that relations between Ubisoft and Xbox were in good shape.
We learn today that negotiations are still ongoing between the two giants and that two games from the Ubisoft catalog will be available in the cloud library, console and PC of the Pass in the next two months: Assassin’s Creed Origins and For Honor Marching Fire edition. These two titles will be accessible via Ubisoft Connect.
This proximity tends to suggest thata possible merger between the Game Pass and Ubisoft+ services is possibleespecially since last January it became possible to subscribe to the subscription of the French publisher via the Microsoft application.
Even if such a merger would undoubtedly be a good thing for the players who would then only have one service to pay for instead of two, the American giant would then be in a potentially problematic monopoly situation. Sony will no doubt have to compete harder than expected with its upcoming service if they don’t want to lose the race.
Game Pass games you can’t miss
In April, these are seven games that join the catalog of the Game Pass. All styles and all atmospheres are at the rendezvous since you will find (among others):
- Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion : an adventure game in which you lead an anti-system turnip
- Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered : famous racing game with reworked graphics
- 7 days to Die : an open world zombie game
- Unsouled : an Action-RPG set in a dreamlike and supernatural setting, perhaps the most anticipated game this month
Be careful though, just like on video streaming services, content will not necessarily stay forever. This month, four games are leaving us: Cricket 19, Outlast 2, Secret Neighbor and Streets of Rage 4. So remember to enjoy your favorite games as long as they are available!
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