Microsoft has revealed which games are coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC and console in the first half of January. And it looks like the year is getting off to a slow start.
Here’s what’s coming soon.
Xbox Game Pass for PC
Frostpunk, coming soon. “As the ruler of the last city on a frozen planet, you must manage both its citizens and its infrastructure against the overwhelming cold in Frostpunk. What decisions will you make to ensure your society’s survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process? This society survival game, where resource management clashes with empathy and heat means life, every decision comes at a price.”
FTL: Faster Than Light, coming soon. “Command your very own starship and embark on an awesome strategic adventure as you and your crew try to save the galaxy in the classic roguelike FTL. Command your team, manage your ship’s power and weapons, and engage in tactical space battles while trekking among the stars. A challenging voyage across a randomized galaxy with no second chances, each playthrough will feature different enemies, events, and results from your decisions.”
Xbox Game Pass for console
Frostpunk: Console Edition, January 9. “A society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. As the leader of the last civilized society on Earth, you’re tasked with building a city for your survivors to live in, discover new technologies, explore frozen wastelands and most importantly, manage and rule society to prepare it for life in an unforgiving world. Choices in this world aren’t as easy as they seem and holding power over people has a cost as heavy as the responsibility you feel in caring for them.”
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, January 9. “Dive into an original story where you are the protagonist in the virtual reality world of Gun Gale Online where you’ll encounter enemies and familiar faces from the “Sword Art Online” anime series. Develop your avatar as you see fit, master a wide array of weapons and skills, and learn to survive in your own personal warzone. You can also experience co-op and PvP using the weapons you find with your customized character.”
Tekken 7, January 16. “The storied fighting franchise returns for another round in Tekken 7. With the faithful 3D battle system and gameplay intact, Tekken 7 takes the franchise to the next level with photo-realistic graphics and new and innovative features and fighting mechanics with the attitude, competitiveness, and showmanship rooted in its arcade DNA to provide the ultimate fighting game experience on Xbox.”