Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, one of the best, most affecting games of 2017, is now free on Xbox One for people who have an Xbox Game Pass membership.
Those playing on Xbox One X can enjoy special features made possible by the console’s extra power, including better visuals, and High Framerate and High Resolution modes. High Framerate mode increases the frame rate to 60 FPS, while High Resolution makes the game run at the highest possible resolution instead of a dynamic resolution scaling.
Hellblade was developed by UK studio Ninja Theory, which Microsoft acquired earlier this year. It is also available on PlayStation 4 and PC.
Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft’s subscription service on Xbox One that lets you play titles from a catalog of more than 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for $10 USD/month. New subscribers can sign up with an introductory offer of $1 USD for the first month.
More games are added to Xbox Game Pass on a regular basis. Mortal Kombat X, Pro Evolution Soccer 19, and Spintires: Mudrunner arrived earlier this month, while Ori and the Blind Forest (December 20) and Shadow Warrior 2 (December 20) are coming later this month. Additionally, the brand-new games Ashen and Below launched into Xbox Game Pass earlier this month.
All first-party Xbox games launch into Xbox Game Pass, which means subscribers will get Gears 5, Halo Infinite, and all other exclusives in the time to come at no extra cost.
Xbox Game Pass is currently only available on Xbox One, but Microsoft is bringing it to PC in the future. On a longer timeline, the company wants to have Xbox Game Pass on «every device.»