XBOX GAME PASS: Here’s What’s Coming and What’s Leaving Jan. 3 – 9, 2022

If you’re looking for a list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass across console, PC, and cloud, we’ve got if for you. It can be hard to track down a list of what’s coming soon. That is why we at Boss Rush Network are going to start compiling a list of upcoming games each week for the service, what’s coming, what’s leaving, and the platforms you can find them on. Here are the games that are coming and going for the week of January 3, 2022.

Here’s What’s Coming to Game Pass

Gorogoa – Console | PC | Cloud – January 3, 2022

Winner of Debut Game at the BAFTA Games Awards, Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts.

Olija – Console | Cloud | PC – January 3, 2022

Olija is a game about Faraday’s quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands.

The Pedestrian – Console | PC | Cloud – January 3, 2022

The Pedestrian is a 2.5D side-scrolling puzzle platformer set in a dynamic world with stunning graphics and challenging puzzles, where you will rearrange and reconnect public signs to explore and advance through each engaging environment.

Embr – Console | PC | Cloud – January 6, 2022

Embr is a frantic firefighting game set in a hyper-capitalist reality where traditional emergency services are a thing of the past. Scale buildings, smash windows, fight fires and save lives either solo or co-op in up to teams of four. Embr is the last stand in a world ablaze.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition (via EA Play) – Console | PC – January 6, 2022

Relive the legend of Commander Shepard in the highly acclaimed Mass Effect trilogy with the Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition. Includes single-player base content and over 40 DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 games, including promo weapons, armors, and packs – remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD.

Outer Wilds – Console | PC | Cloud – January 6, 2022

Explore a handcrafted solar system and unravel an ancient mystery in Outer Wilds.

Spelunky 2 – Console | PC – January 13, 2022

In Spelunky 2, the player assumes control of Ana, the daughter of the explorer from the first game, who visits the Moon in order to find her missing parents. In the game, Ana must navigate deadly caves filled with hostile enemies and traps to collect treasures.

The Anacrusis (via Game Preview) – January 13, 2022

The Anacrusis is a four-player, cooperative first-person shooter set aboard a massive starship stranded at the edge of explored space. Team up with your friends in an infinitely-replayable fight against alien hordes to unlock perks, weapons, and new ways to play that you can share with your team! Available Fall 2021 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows.

DLC / Game Updates

Minecraft New Year’s Celebration – Through January 17

Join the New Year’s celebration! Until January 17, Minecraft Marketplace will be filled with giveaways, a free YouTube Creator Skin Pack, and weekly free maps including the Caves & Cliffs Explorers map from Spark Universe and Mithey’s Howl of the Wild map. Let the blocky festivities begin!

Xbox Game Pass Perks

Apex Legends: RIG Helmet Weapon Charm – January 5

Show the competition what you’re made of with your new RIG Helmet Weapon Charm, brought to you by EA Play! Equip this to your favorite weapon and battle for glory, fame, and fortune in style.

Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis: January Member Monthly Bonus – January 5

Jump into the all new PSO2 New Genesis with some items to give you a hand! N-Half Scape Dolls (x5) to help revive you during intense battles, and Photon Chunks (x50) to strengthen weapons and units.

Last Chance!

This is also your last chance to claim the Back 4 Blood Battle-Hardened Bundle, and the Halo Infinite Pass Tense MA40 AR Bundle before they leave! Go claim them now in the Perks gallery on your Xbox console, the Xbox App on your Windows PC, or the Xbox Game Pass mobile app.

Here’s What’s Leaving

Leaving January 10

  • PUBG Battlegrounds (Going Free-to-Play) – Console

Leaving January 15

  • Desperados 3 – Console | PC
  • Ghost of a Tale – PC
  • Kingdom Hearts III – Console
  • Mount & Blade: Warband – Console | PC
  • Pandemic: The Board Game – Console | PC
  • YIIK: A Post Modern RPG – PC

What games will you be checking out this week? Let us know what you’re playing on GamePass or play with us by joining our Discord or Facebook group!

Source: Xbox Wire


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