Xbox One Game Pass Adds Surprise Game In Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Plus Two More
January is a big month for Xbox Game Pass.
The Xbox Game Pass catalog has added three more games, while four are leaving "soon." Most notable of the newcomers is acclaimed fighting game Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which was not included on the previously announced schedule for the month.
Alongside UMvC3, the open-world action game Just Cause 3 is also now available, as is the just-launched Aftercharge. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can download and play these games so long as their membership stays active and they remain part of the catalog.
As for the games that are leaving, the "Leaving Soon" dashboard on the Xbox Game Pass app shows that The Division is heading out, as well as Letter Quest Remastered, Riptide GP: Renegade, and The Escapists: The Walking Dead.
It's not immediately clear precisely when these games will leave Xbox Game Pass apart from "soon." So if you're interested, you should download them now while you still can.
Some of the other games added to Xbox Game Pass in January included Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 (January 3), Ark: Survival Evolved (January 3), Farming Simulator 17 (January 3), and Absolver (January 7).
You can sign up for Xbox Game Pass for for $1 for the first month and pay $10 for each additional month. The program is currently only available for Xbox One, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer has big plans for the future and wants to see it come to "every device."
The Xbox Game Pass library contains more than 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles. More titles are added on a regular basis, and, sometimes, some games are removed.
In other news, Microsoft just announced that you can earn Microsoft Rewards by playing Xbox Game Pass titles.