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Here’s what’s coming and going from Xbox Game Pass this week (August 17-26)

Xbox Game Pass has enjoyed a fantastic 2021 thanks to the expansion of the Cloud program and introduction of EA Play as part of the subscription. Each new month brings with it new games, and the next two weeks will be no exception.

The downside however is that with new additions comes some removals, and we also say goodbye to a few games this month as well.

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Blair Witch, Double Kick Heroes, NBA 2K21 and Stranger Things 3: The Game will all be leaving Xbox Game Pass on August 31. This is across all three iterations of Game Pass: PC, Xbox, and Cloud.

Thankfully, from August 17 through to August 26 we can expect the following games to be added in some capacity to Xbox Game Pass.

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Note that some of the below are already available on PC and/or console, but are being added to Cloud play for Xbox Game Pass users.

  • Humankind (PC, August 17)
  • Need for Speed Heat (Cloud, EA Play, August 17)
  • Star Wars Battlefront II (Cloud, EA Play, August 17)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Cloud, EA Play, August 17)
  • Recompile (Console, PC, Cloud, August 19)
  • Train Sim World 2 (Console, PC, Cloud, August 19)
  • Twelve Minutes (Console, PC, Cloud, August 19)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Console, PC, Cloud, August 25)
  • Myster (Console, PC, Cloud, August 26)

Which Xbox Game Pass additions are you most looking forward to? Sound off in the comments below!


Wednesday 18th of August 2021

Suspect NBA 2K21 leaving means an upcoming sale ahead of 2K22 in a few weeks.


Wednesday 18th of August 2021

Fallen Order has been on Game Pass for months.


Wednesday 18th of August 2021

Train Sim World 2 is already my GOTY.

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