With more than a half-dozen games on its way in the next few weeks, August promises to be an exciting month for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Microsoft’s Netflix-like gaming service has hinted at six games this month, and Xbox Game Pass's official Twitter account recently released three of its offerings (including one surprise drop).
For $9.99, Xbox Game Pass subscribers enjoy access to over 100 games, including Xbox Game Studios titles on day one and other quality games – like Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and Resident Evil 4 – spanning the Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One libraries. Microsoft has made sure to continuously stock its Game Pass library with new titles, many of which – like its three most recent additions – are announced via Twitter and available for download later in the month or even that same day.
Xbox Game Pass’ latest additions include The Jackbox Party Pack 2, Space Hulk: Tactics, and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine. The Jackbox Party Pack 2 is available on consoles, and the latter titles are exclusive to Game Pass's PC version, which launched directly after Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference on June 9. The former two games were previously announced as two or Game Pass' six titles to be added to the service this month. The latter game, however, is a surprise addition.
Remember what we said about surprise additions? pic.twitter.com/67Pfx69cR6— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) August 8, 2019
The Jackbox Party Pack 2 is a party game collection bundled with five titles, including Fibbage 2 and Quiplash XL. Space Hulk: Tactics is a turn-based strategy game with a sci-fi setting, and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a unique narrative adventure gem that never quite got the attention it deserved.
After rumors claiming that Devil May Cry 5 might be coming to Xbox Game Pass surfaced, these three titles might appear to be a bit of a letdown for subscribers, but there are still four undisclosed games coming to the service at some point this month. And while these games might not have the name recognition of Devil May Cry 5, console gamers are getting a great party game in The Jackbox Party Pack 2, and PC gamers are gaining two unique, critically well-received titles. Additionally, Game Pass has proven that it has no problem dropping a surprise game without notice - so there is still reason to be hopeful that a game like Devil May Cry 5 might still make its way to the platform sometime soon.
The Jackbox Party Pack 2, Space Hulk: Tactics, and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine are now available on Xbox Game Pass.