Here’s What’s Hitting Xbox Game Pass In January

The holidays may be over, but Xbox Game Pass members will be getting new Xbox One games to play at no additional charge in January. Six new games are landing on the service between January 3-10. That’s in addition to two late December arrivals Microsoft introduced after the announcement of December’s lineup.

December’s late additions include Life is Strange Complete Season, which contains all five episodes of the time-manipulating adventure game’s first season. A week later, all three episodes of the prequel, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, hit the service. Next, on January 3, subscribers will get access to the first episode of Life is Strange 2 (with the rest of the episodes arriving on the service as they’re released).

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Also coming to Xbox Game Pass on January 3 are the futuristic dino-survival game Ark: Survival Evolved and the aptly titled Farming Simulator 17, which has you tend crops and livestock while you manage a farm. January 7 sees the addition of the online combat game Absolver, followed on January 10 by Just Cause 3 and the brand-new 3v3 combat game Aftercharge.

Xbox Game Pass lets you download and play over 100 Xbox One games, including first-party titles on the day they’re released. That means you can play games like State of Decay 2 and Forza Horizon 4 already, and will gain access to Crackdown 3 when it launches on February 15.

You can sign up for Xbox Game Pass for for $1 for the first month and pay $10 for each additional month. Currently, the service is only available for Xbox One, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer has big plans for the future and wants to see it come to «every device.»

Xbox Game Pass January Titles
  • Life is Strange Complete Season (December 20)
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm (December 27)
  • Life is Strange 2: Part 1 (January 3)
  • Ark: Survival Evolved (January 3)
  • Farming Simulator 17 (January 3)
  • Absolver (January 7)
  • Just Cause 3 (January 10)
  • Aftercharge (January 10)

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