Microsoft has just announced five new Xbox Game Pass games for console coming in September, in addition to the previously-announced Gears 5 launching on September 10. The latter will actually be playable in early access starting tomorrow at 9pm local time with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and it will be joined by the roguelike-metroidvania game Dead Cells and the Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3 anthology on the same day.
We're about to drop the biggest Gears EVER. Get ready for #Gears5.
Start playing Sept. 5th at 9pm local time with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Gears 5: Ultimate Edition Early Access. pic.twitter.com/TG3klOF79e
— Gears of War (@GearsofWar) September 4, 2019
Xbox Game Pass will gain another Xbox One game on Friday, September 6 with the hack-and-slash dungeon crawler Creature in the Well, which will be followed by two other games on September 12, Enter the Gungeon Gonner Blüeberry Edition. Gears 5 is clearly the biggest Xbox Game Pass addition so far, but we expect the Xbox team to announce more Xbox and PC games later this month.
If you have yet to join Xbox Game Pass, you can currently get two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $2. This premium tier includes Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, as well as Xbox Live Gold in a single subscription that will rise to $14.99/month at the end of the promotion.
Update 7AM PDT: Gears 5, Dead Cells, Creature in the Well, Enter the Gungeon and Gönner Blueberry Edition are also coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC in September, in addition to Shadow Warrior 2 and Bad North: Jotuun Edition. Microsoft didn’t provide any release dates for these new Xbox Game Pass for PC titles except for Gears 5, but we assume the games also joining on Xbox Game Pass for console will do so on the same day on PC.
Headed to a queue near you. Play #Gears5 4 days early with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
— PC Game Pass (@XboxGamePassPC) September 4, 2019