Game Pass additions for August (Gamescom 2019)

New additions were announced for the Game Pass catalogue at Gamescom 2019, as was the details for a new update for the new Xbox (Beta) app for PC. Below we highlight the new additions and just what the new Xbox (Beta) app update adds:

Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

August 19

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

(Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

The iconic real-time strategy game returns with all-new 4K visuals, 8-person multiplayer battles and a host of other new features bringing together all the officially released content. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is the complete RTS package

Devil May Cry 5

(Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

The devil you know returns. From the creators of the best-selling action franchise comes the latest chapter in the Devil May Cry saga. Prepare to get downright demonic in the most over the top, technically advanced, utterly insane action experience of this gaming generation!

Stellaris

(Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and coming soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC)

Featuring deep strategic gameplay, with rich and diverse alien races and emergent storytelling, Stellaris puts the complexity of the galaxy in your hands. Whether you’re exploring the unknown, discovering the mysteries of the universe, or conquering it for the glory of your empire, you now have more inter-galactic strategy awaiting you than ever before.

August 22

Ape Out

(Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

In this wild, colourfully stylised smash‘em up about primal escape and frenetic jazz, build up nearly unstoppable momentum and use your captors to your advantage as you crush everyone on your path to freedom. Embrace bold colours, use the rhythm of jazz in the chaos to guide you and take on a dazzling perspective as you rush through tight corridors, open areas, and twisting labyrinths on a mad dash for freedom.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

(Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

A story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents’ death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices. Explore majestic castles, deep forests, thriving villages and countless other realistic settings in medieval Bohemia.

August 27

Bard’sTale IV: Director’s Cut

(Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

The triumphant return of one of the most iconic RPG series of all-time. Delve into a tactically rich combat system that rewards creativity, solve puzzles to gain treasure and advantages, and discover a beautifully crafted world.

August 30

Blair Witch

(Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods…

And as a preview of what’s coming for September, Dead Cells (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate) is coming September 5!

Xbox (beta) PC app update

Here’s a breakdown of what’s new, revealed by the Xbox team at Gamescom

  • Find Your Friends Across Networks: In addition to adding friends via their Xbox gamertags, you’ll now be able to search for friends from Facebook or Steam that are also on Xbox. You’ll also be able to link your accounts for YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Discord, and Reddit on your player card so your friends can follow your gaming adventures no matter where you are.
  • New Ways to Find and Filter Games: Soon, you’ll be able to take advantage of new filter options from the sidebar to make finding your favourite games and managing your DLC even easier.
  • More Control on Managing Downloads: Updates to the drive selector that not only display the disk space required for each game, but also enable you to select the drive where you want your games installed.
  • PC Joins the Mobile App: Making it easier for you to manage your Xbox Game Pass for PC library while on the go, we’re excited to share the Xbox Game Pass mobile app now includes PC titles. With this update that we’re currently testing in Beta, you can also browse and discover games in the Xbox Game Pass for PC library and download them anytime and anywhere to your PC. To take advantage of these features, gamers can download the Xbox Game Pass mobile app (Beta) available on iOS and Android. This feature is available in public beta on Android devices, and in a closed Beta on iOS devices, and we will have more to share soon.

What are your thoughts on August’s Game Pass additions?

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