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Xbox Game Pass Gains Resident Evil 2 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Soon, But Loses Grand Theft Auto V

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Microsoft has revealed the first batch of games entering Xbox Game Pass in 2024, as well as a number of games that will be leaving the service soon. Ultimately, it’s bad news for those who use Xbox Game Pass to access Grand Theft Auto V, as that much-loved title will be leaving in just a couple of days on 5th January.

But what games to Xbox Game Pass subscribers have to look forward to? It’s a mixed bag. Narrative driven steampunk adventure Close to the Sun is the first game to enter Xbox Game Pass in 2024, available from today. You can read our review of that right here. On 4th January hardcore first-person online shooter Hell Let Loose then becomes available, which should excite those who like to engage in large-scale battles.

It’s on January 9th that things really start to pick up for Xbox Game Pass subscribers, with the excellent Assassin’s Creed Valhalla joining the service. If you love action RPGs, it’s well worth downloading. Musical adventure Figment also enters Xbox Game Pass on 9th January which we think is pretty good, and then Super Mega Baseball 4 and We Happy Few both join the service on 11th January.

The final couple of games announced for Xbox Game Pass in January so far will please those who like a scare. Resident Evil 2 and Those Who Remain both join Xbox Game Pass on 16th January, and Resident Evil 2 in particular is must-play if you haven’t treat yourself to it already. You can check out our review of Resident Evil 2 here, and our review of Those Who Remain here.

All of these games entering Xbox Game Pass will be available via Cloud, Console and PC, so no matter how you play you should have something new to jump into. And when it comes to games leaving the service, alongside Grand Theft Auto V on the 5th, Garden Story, MotoGP 22, Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable are all leaving on January 15th. So, make sure you play them quick if they pique your interest.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!