It has been a big year for Microsoft with the release of the Xbox Series X|S, as well as Project xCloud and the expansion of Game Pass.
With the first set of Xbox Games With Gold Games in the new year, it's looking like a great lineup.
Xbox Games With Gold
Xbox Games With Gold is getting off to a fast start in 2021!
The subscription service allows Xbox players to download fan favourite games each month, with games from a range of genres featuring on the 360, Xbox One and the Series X|S.
Here is everything you need to know about this month's releases.
The new Xbox Games With Gold January 2021 lineup has been revealed!
You can currently play Bleed 2 until 15 January, Little Nightmares until 31 January, and The King of Fighters XIII until 15 January.
Xbox Games With Gold January 2021 Games
Xbox Games With Gold have revealed the lineup for January 2021, and it's got some exciting inclusions!
Bleed 2 has been playable for some time, but it will run until 15 January!
So if you haven't tried out the exciting action-arcade game yet, it's time to get the download started.
THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII
One of the most over the top arcade fighting games on Xbox is now a part of the January Xbox Games With Gold lineup - THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII.
At $29.99 MSRP, this game is the biggest Xbox Games With Gold value in the new lineup.
The closer for the Xbox Games With Gold January 2021 lineup is a very unique story game, Little Nightmares.
This game takes players through a gauntlet of childhood fears to escape The Maw and its dangerous wondering souls.
You can download Little Nightmares to try it yourself until 31 January.
Here are a few titles we're hoping to see next month from Xbox Games With Gold!
Batman: Arkham Knight
The first game we're hoping to see is the 2015 Rocksteady release, Batman Arkham Knight.
The action-adventure game was removed from the Game Pass back in September and we did see a Batman release hit the Games with Gold in January 2020 (Batman: The Telltale Series).
Could we see a repeat in 2021?
This one may be a stretch, but another former Game Pass title we're hoping to see in January's GWG collection is EA Sports UFC 3.
The 2018 release has since been preceded by UFC 4 - released back in August of this year - but it's still a tremendous game in its own right.
With few people likely to buy the third instalment in the franchise, a switch to the Game Pass could be exactly what EA need to get people keen on their latest release.
Dark Souls Remastered
Our final prediction is one that featured in our December predictions and, whilst it didn't feature this month, it could well feature in January!
The action-role playing title debuted on the Xbox 360 back in 2011, before a remastered edition hit the Xbox One in 2018.
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The talk surrounding Demon Souls and a potential relaunch on the Xbox Series X|S continues to flood the internet and, if Xbox is planning on an announcement soon, then this would be the perfect tonic to accompany it!