Microsoft announced at Gamescom 2019 that Devil May Cry 5 will be joining the Xbox Game Pass library today, and will be joined by Age of Empires: Definitive Edition. But there is much more on the way, such as Ape Out and Bard's Tale 4.
The Xbox Game Pass library is going to be stocked with great titles this month, with seven new games being added to the service through the end of August. First up are Devil May Cry 5 and Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, two of the heaviest hitters on the schedule. Subscribers can also look forward to the spacefaring strategy game Stellaris, which is also available today for consoles and will be heading to Xbox Game Pass for PC soon.
Later on this week, Ape Out will join the service on Thursday, August 22. This title is a wild beat 'em up that has players tap into their primal instincts. It's violent, colorful, and the action is accompanied by a manic drum beat. On the same day, Aug. 22, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, an action role-playing game that takes place in the medieval Kingdom of Bohemia, will be added. It has historically accurate content and has been praised for its story and attention to detail.
Looking a bit further ahead in the schedule, Bard's Tale 4: Director's Cut will join Xbox Game Pass on August 27, with Blair Witch being added a few days later on August 30. Last up is Dead Cells, the roguelike, Metroidvania title that released a little over a year ago to positive reviews. It will joining the library on September 5.
- Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (PC)
- Devil May Cry 5 (Xbox One)
- Stellaris (Xbox One and "coming soon" to PC)
- Ape Out (PC)
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Xbox One and PC)
- Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut (Xbox One and PC)
- Blair Witch (Xbox One and PC)
- Dead Cells (Xbox One and PC)
Furthermore, Microsoft is offering 2 months of its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service for only $2 (normally $14.99/mo). Ultimate combines Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold into one convenient package. Current members of either of those services can upgrade their existing pre-paid months to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and also get two months for $2.