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A whole bunch of Bethesda games are arriving on Xbox Game Pass today

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You don’t spend $7.5 billion on a company and not cherry-pick a few games to kick a new era off with! In a roundtable discussion that had very little in the background to confirm that Metal Gear Rising 2 was in development, Xboss Phil Spencer, Bethesda’s Pete Hines, and various other big names spoke about the future of the game publisher now that it had joined the Xbox family.

One of the big reveals was that 20 games from Bethesda’s catalog would be made available today on pretty much everything that supports Xbox Game Pass. Some of those games have been sitting cosy in the Xbox Game Pass vault for a while already, but once you boot up your console or PC you can expect the following  chunky collection of Nazi-punching and demon-slaying games to be made available:

  • Dishonored Definitive Edition (console, PC, cloud)
  • Dishonored 2 (console, PC, cloud)
  • Doom 1993 (console, PC, cloud)
  • Doom II (console, PC, cloud)
  • Doom III (console, PC, cloud)
  • Doom 64 (console, PC, cloud)
  • Doom Eternal (console, PC, cloud)
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (console, PC)
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (console, PC)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (console, PC, cloud)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online (console, cloud)
  • The Evil Within (console, PC, cloud)
  • Fallout 4 (console, PC, cloud)
  • Fallout 76 (console, PC, cloud)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (console)
  • Prey (console, PC, cloud)
  • Rage 2 (console, PC, cloud)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (console, PC, cloud)
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (console, PC, cloud)
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (console, PC, cloud)

That’s a substantial amount of content right there, bringing the Doom, Fallout, and Dishonored franchises to Xbox. Microsoft also detailed that some new Bethesda games will be exclusive to Xbox, although Spencer was keeping quiet on which games will make the cut. Spencer simply said that Bethesda games will be available on any platform where Xbox Game Pass has a presence:

If you’re an Xbox customer the thing I want you to know is this is about delivering great exclusive games for you, that ship on platforms where [Xbox] Game Pass exists. That’s our goal. That’s why we’re doing this. That’s the root of this partnership that we’re building and the creative capability we will be able to bring to market for our Xbox customers. It is going to be the best it’s ever been for Xbox after we’re done here.

Anyone up for a bit of Doom Eternal multiplayer then?

Last Updated: March 12, 2021

4 Comments

  1. I love long RPGs & taking my time with them. I recently finished Cold Steel IV after playing it for the last 4 months (a bit over 250 saved hours). Something I’ve been wondering – have there been any stats on how long MS keeps a game on Game Pass before removing it? I’d be stressed that the game’s going to be gone before I can finish it! I also enjoy replaying games a few years after the first play through (making it somewhat feel new again!). Plus, with such long gaps between purchases, I generally spend less a year than an annual subscription would cost. These are the reasons I don’t find Game Pass appealing.

    Exclusives suck, but I figure there isn’t enough time to play everything anyway so I just enjoy what my console offers & don’t sweat want is doesn’t.

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    • SP-937-215

      March 12, 2021 at 13:36

      1st party games never leave Game Pass. But for third party games they warn you in advance when they are going to leave and you can buy them permanently for a pretty good discount while they are still on GP. I think the minimum listing time is 3 months. EA Play games seem to be permanent, or mostly permanent.

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      • Jbumi

        March 13, 2021 at 06:06

        Thank you for the info! ???

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