Microsoft Announces First Xbox Game Pass Titles for April

Posted on April 5, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Games, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Xbox with 9 Comments

Xbox Game Pass April 2022 wave 1

Microsoft has just revealed the first new games that will join the Xbox Game Pass catalog in April. The headliners are the baseball game MLB The Show 22, which is joining the gaming subscription service on its launch day today alongside Cricket 2022.

The episodic game Life is Strange: True Colors is another highlight, and it follows the releases of the previous Life is Strange games on Xbox Game Pass a couple of years ago. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can also expect new EA Play titles to be available via Xbox Cloud Gaming this month.

Here are all the details about the first wave of new Xbox Game Pass games in April:

  • Cricket 2022 (Cloud and Console): Available today
  • MLB The Show 22 (Cloud and Console): Available today
  • Chinatown Detective Agency (Cloud, Console, and PC): Available April 7, day one with Game Pass
  • Dragon Age 2 (Cloud via EA Play): April 7
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (Cloud via EA Play) – April 7
  • Star Wars: Squadrons (Cloud via EA Play) – April 7
  • Life Is Strange: True Colors (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 12
  • Panzer Corps 2 (PC) – April 12
  • The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk (PC) – April 12
  • Lost In Random (Cloud, Console, and PC via EA Play) – April 14

Five games will also leave Xbox Game Pass in the middle of the months: MLB The Show 21, Rain On Your Parade, The Long Dark, and Pathway will be removed on April 15, and they’ll be followed by F1 2019 on April 18. However, F1 2021, the latest installment in the popular F1 series was added last month to EA Play for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.

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Comments (9)

9 responses to “Microsoft Announces First Xbox Game Pass Titles for April”

  1. christianwilson

    Life is Strange: True Colors is a great game if you like those kinds of games. I played it on Stadia and have been wanting to go through it again. I may do so on Game Pass for the achievements.

    Chinatown Detective Agency looks like it will appeal to those of us who grew up with Carmen Sandiego.

    Lost in Random looks like it may be fun. I like the aesthetic.

  2. vladimir

    is there any word about when we will see the Activision/Blizzard games on gamepass? I can't wait for those

  3. warrickdean

    I got the same Carmen Sandiego vibe too!

    Activision/Blizzard games likely won't be there until the acquisition goes through, so that's probably a year away.

    In the meantime I want the thank whoever at xbox got the "EA play on gamepass" deal done - I spend more time paying Star Wars games (Fallen Order, Battlefront, now Squadrons) than anything else.

  4. spacein_vader

    Looking forward to Cricket!

  5. gregsedwards

    Can't wait for the family subscription to finally come to Game Pass. Any guesses what it will cost per month?

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