Xbox Games Pass subscribers have a lot to look forward to this month. Each month, Xbox adds a number of new games to the service, and September will see some heavy hitters join the lineup, including Dead Cells, Enter the Gungeon, and Metal Gear Solid 3. Additionally, Game Pass subscribers will receive access to Gears 5 four days ahead of its September 10 release date.
While the Netflix-like games service continues to add new games on a monthly basis, not every game is here to stay. Throughout the month of September, Microsoft has confirmed that a total of 10 games will be removed. However, Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to purchase any of these games at a 20% discount before they're removed from the service forever.
So far, Xbox has already removed Deep Silver's vehicular combat game Onrush on September 4, and this will be followed by the removal of LEGO Batman 2, Joy Ride Turbo, Splosion Man, and The Maw at some point today. The remainder of the list won't be removed until the end of the month, so there's still plenty of time to give the exiting games a try. On September 30, the final five games will be taken off, and they include LEGO Indiana Jones, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Split/Second, Ninja Gaiden Black, and The Hunter: Call of the Wild.
It's never exciting when games are removed. However, while a lot of the games leaving in September are great games with there own communities, the majority of the list are smaller niche titles rather than major AAA games. Microsoft's decision to give a 20% discount on any game on the list is another smart move, particularly for anyone that may have only subscribed this month or has only recently downloaded one of these games.
Additionally, it is worth noting that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is currently available at a heavily discounted price for the next two weeks. Game Pass Ultimate combines the standard Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold, while also giving subscribers access to the service on both Xbox One and PC.
Xbox Game Pass is available on Xbox One and PC for $9.99 a month.
Source: Windows Central