After Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service picked up a total of 116 new games in 2018, the company has just announced six new additions for the month of January. First of all, Ark: Survival Evolved, Farming Simulator 17 and Life is Strange 2: Part 1 will all be available tomorrow, January 3.
Life is Strange and it prequel Life is Strange: Before the Storm both joined Xbox Game Pass in December, so it’s nice to see the latest game in the series join the catalog so early. The part 1 of Life is Strange 2 was released on September 27, and Microsoft said that episodes 2-5 will come to Xbox Game Pass “soon.”
Three other games will be joining the subscription service next week, starting with Absolver on January 7 and then Aftercharge and Just Cause 3 on January 10. The addition of Just Cause 3 is a nice surprise considering that its sequel Just Cause 4 was released just a month ago.
It’s worth nothing that Just Cause 3 and all Life is Strange episodic games are published are Square Enix, one of the biggest video games publishers in the industry that seem to be embracing Xbox Game Pass in a pretty big way. We hope that after Life is Strange and Hitman, other popular Square Enix franchises like Final Fantasy and Deus Ex are next on the list.