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08 Apr 2021

April is another big month for Xbox Game Pass

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LATEST - Edge of Eternity Day One Release

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GTA V Coming to Game Pass

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16 Backwards Compatible Games Join Game Pass for Cloud

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Game Pass Games Coming April 2021

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Recently Added Games

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More Games Are Coming

As always, Xbox players are in for a treat with Game Pass in April 2021. There's a lot of new things on offer and it remains one of the best deals of gaming as we continue on into the future.

LATEST - Edge of Eternity Day One Release

This JRPG is inspired by the classics and has been a popular feature on PC despite it being stuck in Early Access.

Thankfully, we now have a release date and a surprise announcement that the title is going to be added to Xbox's Game Pass Subscription on Day One. You can check out the Release Date Announcement Trailer below and check out the classic turn-based combat system being brought back by

Edge of Eternity is due to launch on June 8th, so there's plenty of time to get your fill of other games before this one drops. Especially when you consider the fact that Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass is currently being beta tested.

GTA V Coming to Game Pass

Today, April 6, Microsoft has revealed that GTA V will be coming to Game Pass in April.

GTA V will join the service on April 8, alongside a few other titles. Below is the list of newly revealed games.

  • April 8: GTA V, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, Disneyland Adventures - Rush, and A Disney/Pixar Adventure
  • April 12: NHL 21
  • April 15: Rain on Your Parade, Pathway
  • April 20: MLB The Show 21

We already knew that NHL 21 was coming to the service as part of EA Play, and MLB The Show 21 launching on the service was revealed this past weekend, but GTA V is an exciting one.

16 Backwards Compatible Games Join Game Pass for Cloud

Today, March 31, Xbox announced that they were adding 16 older titles to the list of backwards compatible games playable with Game Pass and Cloud.

That means that you can play the following titles via your mobile device, provided you're an Xbox Game Pass member and signed up to the Cloud beta.

This is the first time that backwards compatible games have been playable via the Cloud, so we'll likely see more titles added going forward.

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Fable II
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Jetpac Refuelled (touch controls enabled)
  • Kameo
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Viva Piñata (touch controls enabled)
  • Viva Piñata: TIP (touch controls enabled)

Game Pass Games Coming April 2021

Below we have all the confirmed games that will be coming to Xbox Game Pass in April 2021. We'll be sure to update it throughout the month.

Outriders

Outriders is leading the charge with a surprise launch on Xbox's Game Pass service. This means, from April 1st, you'll be able to play Outriders at no additional cost with a valid Game Pass subscription.

Xbox Game Pass April 2021 Outriders Shotgun
OUTRIDERS - This is the biggest game to land on Xbox Game Pass in a long time

NHL 21

Thanks to EA Play's partnership with Xbox Game Pass, the next NHL game is going to be added to the service. We're not sure of the specific date yet but we know it's on the way following Madden NFL 21's addition last month.

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Recently Added Games

Below, we've got a quick list of a few more games that were added to Xbox Game Pass over the last couple of weeks in the meantime.

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We'll make sure we add more information about April 2021's Xbox Game Pass games as-and-when it becomes available.

Xbox & Bethesda

The Xbox-Bethesda deal was great for Game Pass subscribers as twenty Bethesda titles joined the service mid-march.

Octopath Traveler

The revered eight-character RPG joined Xbox Game Pass on March 25th.

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Star Wars Squadrons

The latest Star Wars game is now on Xbox Game Pass thanks to their collaboration with EA Play. It's a triumphant return to the "starfighter" games and well worth checking out for its' fantastic story and intense gameplay.

  • April 8: GTA V, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, Disneyland Adventures - Rush, and A Disney/Pixar Adventure
  • April 12: NHL 21
  • April 15: Rain on Your Parade, Pathway
  • April 20: MLB The Show 21

More Games Are Coming

We'd be here a while if we listed all the games that were on Xbox Game Pass going into April 2021.

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However, here are a few more that got added on March 25th alongside Octopath Traveler.

Unlike Games With Gold, Xbox doesn't follow a strict timeline when it adds games to Xbox Game Pass and April 2021 is going to be full of awesome surprises.

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Following Xbox Game Pass on Twitter is always a good idea if you're looking for the latest from the service.

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