Starting tomorrow, September 14th Xbox Live Gold will become Xbox Game Pass Core. Microsoft announced this change a while back and stated that the new, slightly cheaper Game Pass tier would include at least 25 games in its catalog.
Happily that tally has been bumped up to 36 games at launch. These include some first-party hits from Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda like Fallout 4, Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition and Halo 5: Guardians. The catalog will be updates 2-3 times per year according to Xbox Wire. See below for the full Xbox Game Pass Core launch catalog.
- Among Us
- Dead Cells
- Dishonored 2
- Doom Eternal Standard Edition
- Fable Anniversary
- Fallout 4
- Fallout 76
- Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition
- Gang Beasts
- Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition
- Golf with your Friends
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo Wars 2
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Human Fall Flat
- Ori & the Will of the Wisps
- Overcooked! 2
- Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
- Powerwash Simulator
- Psychonauts 2
- Slay the Spire
- Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition
- Stardew Valley
- State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
- Vampire Survivors
Xbox Live Gold members will see their memberships automatically transitioned to Game Pass Core subscriptions.
Game Pass Core will retain the online multiplayer access of Xbox Live Gold in addition to the same member deals and discounts. Core members will have access to Xbox Free Play Days games. The monthly Games with Gold perk is a thing of the past, however.
The new tier keeps the $9.99 per month price. See here to learn more about Game Pass Core.