Microsoft Announces First Xbox Game Pass Titles of 2021

Posted on January 5, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in PC gaming, Project xCloud, Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X with 4 Comments

Microsoft announced this morning that several new game titles will be coming to Xbox Game Pass during the first half of 2021.

Here is what you can expect.

January 7

eFootball PES 2021 Season Update (Android and Console)

Take the pitch with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, the legendary Diego Maradona, and more in one of the most celebrated sports video game series, eFootball PES. Play with friends in online co-op, head-to-head matches, and take part in real-life soccer events with Matchday Mode. Now in its 25th year, there has never been a better time to experience the fun and fluid gameplay of PES and discover why it is considered a cornerstone for soccer video games.

Injustice 2 (Android, Console, and PC)

Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Injustice 2 continues the cinematic storyline as Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together but struggle against those who would restore Superman’s Regime.

The Little Acre (Android and Console)

The Little Acre takes place in 1950s Ireland and follows the story of Aidan and his daughter Lily. After discovering clues to the whereabouts of his missing father, Aidan inadvertently finds himself transported to a strange new world. Featuring full voice acting and hand-drawn animation, The Little Acre is a memorable, lovingly crafted adventure game.

January 14

Neoverse (PC)

Neoverse is a beautiful, fantastic game consisting of adventures with thrilling challenges. It is a strategic, action, rogue-lite, deck building game that will test the player’s skill. Start an adventure with unique heroes to save the world along various timelines.

Torchlight III (Android and Console

In Torchlight III, Novastraia is again under threat of invasion and it’s up to you to defend against the Netherim and its allies. Gather your wits and brave the frontier to find fame, glory, and a new adventure!

What Remains of Edith Finch (PC)

What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a family in Washington state. Follow Edith as she explores her family history through these stories and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive.

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG (PC)

This surreal JRPG-styled game set in 1999 has college graduate Alex witnessing a woman vanish from an elevator. He soon rounds up a band of misfits from the Internet to investigate her disappearance, employing vinyl LPs, cameras, and other oddities in battles that blend twitch-based minigames with turn-based combat, as they brave booby-trapped factories and puzzle-ridden caves in search of the truth.

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Comments (4)

4 responses to “Microsoft Announces First Xbox Game Pass Titles of 2021”

  1. Daninbusiness

    These sound like fun additions, games I wanted to try but never got around to.

  2. dcuk7

    Microsoft would sell boat loads of copies of PES if they allowed modding via external storage. The whole thing with PES is the unlicensed teams and the community that re-creates every badge, kit and graphic. It ends up being better than FIFA in that regard, such is the quality of their work. Sadly you can only do this on PC and PlayStation.

  3. IanYates82

    I know the descriptions and headings are lifted straight from Microsoft, but it's weird to see it saying "Android" here when we really know it's just xCloud.

    When Microsoft get their Windows client, an xbox client (surely that's possible), and iOS client working, the wording will need to change.

    It just seems quite short sighted to me

    Having Injustice 2 join the service is nice as Tekken 7 just left yesterday. I couldn't justify the high price to buy it but was safe in my assumption that they'd probably add some other fighting game to the service.

  4. Rafael Rivera

    I really enjoyed What Remains of Edith Finch.