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Xbox announced today which games are coming to Game Pass for the first half of March. It’s a slightly leaner offering than we’ve seen in the past — several of the titles are already on Game Pass but are heading to more devices. But that’s no reason to scoff at the list, which includes Guilty Gear and Civilization titles.
Guilty Gear -Strive-, the newest entry in the venerable 2D fighting game series, joins Game Pass today. Later this week, Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3 are coming to Game Pass cloud users. Both are already available for PC and console players, but it makes sense to make them more accessible given the remake of the first game recently launched. Similarly, Valheim (which is already available for PC players) joins for console players next week.
The final two games on the list are Civilization VI, which rolls out for all players on March 16. The final addition, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom — The Prince’s Edition, joins two weeks from now on March 21.
Xbox seems to have finally corrected Game Pass’s strange release schedule in early 2023, where it spread a smaller number of releases over more weeks than usual. The first quarter of the year is generally a lighter period for Game Pass, at least in terms of Day One releases. There are none in this update, and there was only one (Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty) in the previous one.
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Game Pass users are losing more than they’re gaining in this update. The list of games leaving the service at the end of this period includes Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Undertale, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, Kentucky Route Zero, Paradise Killer and Young Souls. All of these leave the services on March 15.
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