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Game Pass Releases For January 2024 Announced, Includes Assassin's Creed Valhalla And Resident Evil 2

Microsoft kicks off the new year with some big releases for Game Pass.


The first wave of new additions to the Game Pass catalog for 2024 has been announced, and the library is adding eight titles in the first half of the month. These include games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Resident Evil 2, and Super Mega Baseball 4.

Available today, January 3, is the narrative-driven steampunk adventure game Close to the Sun. Then on January 4, the Game Pass catalog adds the World War II game Hell Let Loose. After that, January 9 sees the Game Pass debut of titles like the aforementioned Valhalla and the action-adventure game Figment.

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The Game Pass library then adds Super Mega Baseball 4 on January 11, along with We Happy Few, which makes its return to the library. We Happy Few is developed by the Microsoft-owned developer Compulsion Games, and many wondered why it was removed a year ago this month. That's not exactly clear, but the game will be back on Game Pass quite soon.

Resident Evil 2's remake launches on January 16 into Game Pass, while the horror game Those Who Remain arrives that day as well. The first half of January 2024's Game Pass launches do not include any day-one new releases.

Microsoft typically announces monthly Game Pass additions in two waves, so check back later in the month for a second wave of additions to the catalog.

In terms of titles leaving Game Pass in the first half of January 2024, GTA V, Garden Story, MotoGP 22, Persona 4 Golden, and Person 3 Portable are all getting dumped from the library soon.

Game Pass January 2024 wave 1 additions

January 3

  • Close to the Sun -- cloud, console, PC

January 4

  • Hell Let Loose -- cloud, PC, Xbox Series X|S

January 9

  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla -- cloud, console, PC
  • Figment -- cloud, console, PC

January 11

  • Super Mega Baseball 4 -- cloud, console, PC
  • We Happy Few -- cloud, console, PC

January 16

  • Resident Evil 2 -- cloud, console, PC
  • Those Who Remain -- cloud, console, PC

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