Microsoft had some exciting news for Xbox Game Pass members this week. The company stated that the service is adding 16 more titles, and the crown jewel is “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.” Microsoft also gave an official release date for “Crackdown 3,” but that’s not releasing for a few more months.
Often called “PUBG” the battle royal shooter will hit Game Pass on November 12th, the announcement was made during Microsoft’s big X018 event this weekend. As we mentioned earlier, there are 15 other titles coming to the Game Pass, they will be released over the next few weeks. “Thief of Thieves” is another title that is currently available and “Thomas Was Alone,” “Agents of Mayhem,” and “MXGP3” are launching on November 22nd. You will have to wait a few extra weeks for “Ori and the Blind Forest” and “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice,” those titles are hitting Xbox Game Pass next month.
Microsoft also announced that a new Xbox Game Pass app is now available on iOS and Android devices. Members can check out what titles are available and download new titles right to their console. We should mention that if you want to do this, you will have activate the “Instant On” and enable remote installations before trying to remote download any new games. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass now is the time to do it, Microsoft is giving away a month of the service for $1 for any new members that sign-up before January 3rd.
As for “Crackdown 3,” the game is releasing on Xbox One and PC on February 15th. Microsoft also debuted the multiplayer mode “Wrecking Zone” during the big event. You can see that game mode in the video above. Part of the same Xbox Game Pass, members will be able to play the game the same day it launches. The game will also offer cross-play with Windows PC players.