Summer Game Fest 2022 kicked off this week and already it’s presented a veritable wealth of new games, especially stuff for Game Pass. It’s difficult to keep track of them all, to be honest, as the onslaught of cinematics, gameplay footage and developer presentations tends to make release dates and platforms get lost in the shuffle.
Fortunately, we’re here to sort through them all. And it’s surprising the diversity of games that will be coming to Microsoft’s subscription service. Without further ado, here are the games from Summer Game Fest that are coming to Game Pass.
Just one of several science fiction horror games floating out there in video game development land, Routine features a unique retro-80s vision of the future. Players visit a lunar base where something terrible has happened. We’re talking moon ghosts or crazy robots. Maybe both. Routine will come to Game Pass in 2023. Here’s a trailer.
Originally slated to get a trailer at the show, but cancelled due to current events in Ukraine, where developer Sad Cat Studios is based. Replaced is a 2.5d action platformer set in a quasi-cyberpunk retrofuture. The game looks gorgeous and the current hope is to launch on Xbox and Game Pass, though it’s been push backed from 2022 to 2023.
Midnight Fight Express
A fluid, physics-based melee brawler where you can use the environment against your opponents. Midnight Fight Express lets you pull off furniture takedowns, wield random objects as weapons in a single night fight against the criminal underworld. The game promises adjustable difficulty for greater player accessibility. It launches on Xbox and Game Pass on August 23, 2022.
If you love 4x strategy games, then you may or may not have already played Humankind on PC. This daring strategy game from Amplitude Studios takes on the sweeping, historical empire game genre and tries a few tweaks and new ideas. And now it’s coming to consoles on November 4, 2022 and as a day one launch on Xbox Game Pass.
This first person co-op action game set in the dark, unforgiving universe of Warhammer 40k tasks players with battling a force that seeks to corrupt the city of Tertium. You can customize your character to suit your playstyle in a game that builds on the excellent combat of 2018’s Warhammer Vermintide 2. Warhammer Darktide arrives on Game Pass on September 14, 2022.