Microsoft confirmed that seven games will leave the Xbox game pass subscription service at the end of March. Xbox Game Pass subscribers interested in playing these seven games at no additional cost must do so before the start of April 2023.
The Xbox Game Pass service receives new additions every month, including new first-party releases from Xbox Game Studios and recent third-party releases. So far, six day one releases for Xbox Game Pass have already been confirmed for April 2023. One of these new Xbox Game Pass releases includes Ghostwire: Tokyo, a former PlayStation 5 console exclusive to Bethesda Softworks and Tango Gameworks. However, several games will be leaving the service at the end of the month to make way for new releases.
Microsoft shared an update with Xbox Game Pass subscribers via the Xbox app, revealing that seven games for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S will be leaving the service soon. These seven games are A blue of memories, chinatown detective agency, cluster truck, double neon dragon, Kraken Academy!!, MLB The Show 22and Power Rangers: Battle for the Net. These games are expected to leave Xbox Game Pass on March 31, but the exact timing of their removal may vary slightly depending on the title.
Once games are removed from the Xbox Game Pass service, the game must be purchased in order to continue playing. Fortunately, game save data is left intact, so players can pick up where they left off after purchasing the game. Additionally, Xbox Game Pass subscribers can get at least 20% off these select titles before they are removed. Members can also expect a drop-in replacement for one of the games that will also be removed from Xbox Game Pass.
MLB The Show 23 will be available on launch day for Xbox Game Pass subscribers, so a possible removal of MLB The Show 22 before March 28 was expected. Players still have about two weeks to check out the other six titles before a new lineup of games hits Xbox Game Pass in the coming weeks.
Microsoft will likely continue to notify subscribers before an Xbox Game Pass title is removed from the service. PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S games may return to Xbox game pass in the future, and discounts may soften the blow of losing access to certain games. Microsoft is expected to reveal more games coming to Xbox Game Pass as the second half of March 2023 wraps up.
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