Xbox Game Pass & new MS game store app - PC thread

It’ll keep happening for both sides of Game Pass, because rotating third party games out with expiring contracts is the only feasible way to stop the cost of the service from exploding over time.

Oh man, Blair Witch was surprisingly fantastic. I would have never paid $30 for it blind but it was well worth the game pass subscription to try it. I haven’t had that feeling playing a game since I first played Amnesia.

That’s good to know. I installed it but haven’t played it yet, and this is the perfect time of year to try it out.

I played Blair Witch for a couple of quests. But I didn’t continue because of the horrible frame rate. On an OG XB1, it feels like single digits sometimes. And nothing is going on in the game yet, just my dog moving around.

Setting aside the dollar savings, I find that this is the most interesting and valuable aspect of Game Pass. I have been trying out games I would not have if I had to buy them individually, which not only pushes me out of my comfort zone, but allows me to be free to move on from a game much soonet, instead of wasting time to “find the fun” just because I bought it.

I can also see how this ease of going in blind should help with spoiler-fragile games.



Interesting usage stats on Game Pass:

Wow, I’m actually really happy to hear the data is bearing out that Game Pass is good for developers as a whole and isn’t turning into a downward spiral of loss leading.

Like every new video game sales mechanism, I’m sure it will be flooded soon and become less of a benefit.

I see that Felix the Reaper was added 2 days ago!


I noticed that among the new additions, but I wasn’t really sure what kind of game it was. And now that I’ve watched the trailer, I still don’t have a clue.

It’s a puzzle game where you move Felix on a grid and he has to stay in shadows. You rotate the sun and pick stuff up and put it down to create new shadows. I didn’t care for it… normally I like creative art styles but the character design and dancing moves here just turned me off.

But the beauty of Game Pass is you can easily try it yourself and maybe it’ll click!

Nice features, as I do miss a FPS counter and am too lazy to download FRAPS.

Subnautica and the Outer Worlds coming soon!

That’s for consoles.

Bugger. Did game pass search.

Strange they usually post PC and Console stuff on the same day.

The Outer Worlds at least is already on PC Game Pass. :)