During the first half of 2022, game arcade It has not only confirmed its leading role in the Xbox ecosystem, but has also strengthened it by proving that it is an essential service for any Microsoft gamer. The advantage, in addition to the numbers (it reached over a hundred headlines since the beginning of the year), is above all the option to focus strongly on the news. In fact, Game Pass largely makes up for the chronic lack of first-party exclusives by consistently offering subscribers New games on the first dayTrek to Yomi, Citizen Sleeper, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, and Sniper Elite 5, to name a few.
The rest of the year looks equally rosy: During the Xbox & Bethesda presentation last June 12, the message Play it on day one with Game Pass It’s appeared dozens of times, and it bears witness to a strategy that seems to be paying off. Microsoft concluded the conference by confirming the arrival of more than ten games per day by the end of 2022, to which are added other products announced separately by individual developers and substantial updates for Games as a Service Already in the catalog. Here’s what you can expect in the next six months.
A seemingly calm summer…
The second half of 2022 started in a very promising way, that is, with the arrival of a triple A: we are talking about Far Cry 5which on July 1 followed the example of Assassin’s Creed Origins and For Honor: Marching Fire Edition in honor of the renewed collaborative relationship between Microsoft and Ubisoft.
After him, we thought about the news on the first day like BBS’ last call (a game full of old-fashioned puzzles), Match point: Tennis Championship (a modern style of tennis based on tactical realism), escape academy (with escape rooms designed by escapisco experts) E PowerWash Emulator (Cleaning simulator). Also incredibly welcome back to the Yakuza Zero, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2 catalog, which was removed last December. A promising interactive family drama will also arrive in the next few days As dusk falls (July 19) And from the new game from the creator of its story titled immortality (26 July).
But for August, three matches are currently confirmed: Turbo Golf Racing (August 4th), a type of Rocket League set in the context of golf; Two Point Campus (9 Aug), University Management Program by the authors of Two Point Hospital; Midnight fast fighting (23 Aug), is an isometric scrolling fighting game set in the criminal underworld. On the other hand, the autumn season is definitely more crowded…
…and a fiery autumn
Judging by the autumn calendar, which we remember is still temporary, we have the impression that in a few months you will have Too much trouble regulating accumulation. The collection of games arriving after summer is very crowded and diverse enough to be able to attract a large user base.
The first dates to be marked are September 1st, the day it will appear on the market Commando 3 – HD Remaster, updated version for PC, Xbox One and Series X | S for the real-time strategy set in World War II, and on September 13, which will see the arrival of War Hammer 40,000: Darktide, a brutal first-person action game for PC, and exclusive to console, Xbox Series X | S. Fatshark’s new action in the sci-fi universe of Game Workshop promises to beautify Vermintide’s successful formula of brutal hand-to-hand combat with a healthy dose of intense shooting.
The next month will not leave you with any respite. A Plague’s Tale: Requiem For PC and Xbox Series X | S (October 18) will continue the moving journey of Amecia and Hugo fleeing their homeland in a brutal world altered by supernatural forces. The two brothers will head south to an island that may hold the key to saving the little boy.
In a few days, he will take over the role of a very promising and highly anticipated person mockery For Xbox Series X | S and PC (October 21), a biobank horror film that will take you into a complex and maze world, alive and vibrant, where flesh and technology are inextricably united. The Horror Recipe according to Ebb Software offers interconnected, non-linear exploration biomes, shapeless monsters, and environmental puzzles that make use of the hero’s skills and equipment. On the same day, Scorn debuted on Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S and PC too Persona 5 Royal (October 21) A game – or rather a masterpiece – has so far only landed on PlayStation home platforms. Atlus’ massive JRPG features a remarkable narrative division, which manages to expertly blend deep and agonizing themes with the everyday problems of a group of Japanese kids, as well as a deep role-playing system and an always satisfying turn-based combat system. The additional content of the Royal Edition (including the new character and dubbing in Italian) adorns an unmissable product, which we already talked about in depth in our review of Persona 5 Royal. The game will also lead Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden, which will hit Xbox platforms and immediately on Game Pass in 2023.
On October 25, it’s up high on life For PC, Xbox One and Series X | Presented with an insane trailer during Xbox & Berhesda Showcase 2022, the new alien shooter game from Squanch Games, creators studio Rick & Morty, will feature a talented talking intergalactic bounty hunter called weapons to stop an alien cartel invading Earth. Although it doesn’t have an exact release date yet, you can look forward to October as well Shooting again For Xbox Series X | S, a first-person action shooter with RPG elements that PC players have already enjoyed on Steam.
That’s a lot of things, but it’s not time to take a break just yet, coming November regret, a historical role-playing game for PC, Xbox One and Series X | S developed by Obsidian Entertainment and created by Josh Saywer. With a focus on character development, simplified graphics, and a story that varies according to the player’s choices, Pentiment will take you to early 16th-century Germany as a skilled illuminator who over the course of twenty-five years finds himself involved in a series of murders at Der Queresau.
During the fall, on dates not yet known, they will also arrive Slime Rancher 2which will bring the search for colored jelly into a new world Bigger and betterand promising atomic heartIt is a closed-world RPG set in an alternate version of the 1950s Soviet Union. The protagonist, Agent P-3, will have to discover what lies behind the utopian dream in which robots designed to help humans rebel against their creators and secret experiments give birth to horrific new mutant species.
Other very rich 2022 cartridges are represented by Party AnimalsSet in a world full of animals and ruled by realistic physics, above all Somerville, a sci-fi adventure between another world and within, which, not surprisingly, was created in collaboration with Dino Batty, former CEO and co-founder of Playdead. Both are still undated, just like the appearance Walheim on PC Game Pass which is set by the end of the year (which will be followed by a console port launch in 2023).
For all GaaS!
If there’s one thing that’s been sufficiently proven over all these years, it’s undoubtedly the mutual benefit that the Game Pass and the live service video game industry derive from each other. Subscribers tend to return to the same games often, so it is important that they are constantly supported to keep the interest alive.
There are several Microsoft titles set to update during the fall season, starting with groundeda survival game signed by Obsidian, who after a long time in Game preview Prepare to immerse yourself in its full form. Starting in September, you will be able to access version 1.0 and explore the entire miniature world of the garden, fight with armies of more or less fearsome insects and experience the entire history of the campaign. always in september, fallout 76 It will take you back to the Wasteland in Pittsburgh you visited in Fallout 3, thanks to the update The Pitt. Here you can take part in the clash of federation and fanatics, and experience a whole new story that will lead you to get weapons, armor and other items never before seen in the online game.
It will start in November Halo Infinite Season 3, which will offer a Battle Pass with 100 levels to unlock maps, modes, sandbox items, narrative events, rift events and experience new improvements. In addition, it will see the continuation of the Forge Open Beta and the local debut of the Co-Op Splitscreen campaign. Program launch Microsoft Flight Simulator: 40th Anniversary Editionthe expanded version of the popular flight simulator that will see the introduction of helicopters, gliders, airplanes and some historical aircraft Microsoft Flight Simulator X. And the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight.
The road to 2023…
A great year for Game Pass 2022, isn’t it? What if we told you that 2023 looks more promising? As announced by Microsoft, by June of next year, the catalog will welcome one of the most awaited games in recent history, starfield A space role-playing game signed by Todd Howard and Bethesda, not forgetting other exclusive weight features such as Redvalea multiplayer variety to inspire Arkane Studios, for example Forza MotorsportThe next generation evolution of Xbox’s iconic car simulator.
And again Minecraft Legends, Xbox version of Valheim, STALKER 2 Heart of Chernobyl, Ark 2, Wo Long Fallen Dynasty, Ara History Untold, Flintlock, Replaced, Cocoon, Ereban: Shadow Legacy, The Last Case of Benedict Fox, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Years and the entire Riot Games for PC and mobile, from League of Legends to Valorant, with all character rosters unlocked!