Xbox Game Pass is striking backlogs hard towards the end of July.
What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass is a gaming subscription service with a revolving door selection of available games.
- Today, Microsoft has revealed the list of games heading to Xbox Game Pass in the second half of July, 2021.
- Today's heavy hitters include the Xbox launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator and the release of The Ascent.
- Many other games are also coming to Xbox Game Pass this month, including Battlefield V to Xbox Cloud Gaming.
The beginning of the month was a solid, if unassuming, time for Xbox Game Pass, but that's clearly not the case going into the end of July. Microsoft just revealed the titles coming to Xbox Game Pass in the second part of July, 2021, and it's a sizeable offering filled with some much-anticipated new releases, old classics, and much more.
The headliner for this announcement is clearly the arrival of Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox, a release flying fans have been waiting on for ages. The Ascent also looks to be a fantastic entry on Xbox Game Pass with its dystopian cyberpunk gameplay. Elsewhere, we have plenty of games heading to a variety of platforms, including Battlefield V heading to mobile devices through the cloud.
The games on this list can head everywhere that Xbox Game Pass is available, including Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. The best games on Xbox Game Pass already include some incredible titles, but new games come all the time to join it. In any case, it might be necessary to think about investing in one of the best external SSDs for Xbox Series X|S to store all of these games. Finally, make sure you never lose track of Xbox Game Pass news by bookmarking our ultimate guide to everything coming to and leaving from Xbox Game Pass.
You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming below:
Battlefield V (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) via EA Play — July 20
Enter mankind's greatest conflict with Battlefield V as the series goes back to its roots with a never-before-seen portrayal of World War II. Lead your squad to victory in all-new multiplayer experiences like the multi-map Grand Operations. Fight across the globe in the single-player War Stories campaign. Assemble your company of customized soldiers, weapons, and vehicles – then take them on an expanding journey through Tides of War. This is the most intense, immersive, and innovative Battlefield yet. You will never be the same.
Cris Tales (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 20
Embark on a journey across a dark fairytale world with the newly awoken time mage Crisbell and her companions on day one with Xbox Game Pass. To succeed in this Colombian love letter to classic JRPGs, you'll need to learn from the past, act in the present, and rewrite the future.
Atomicrops (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 22
Atomicrops is an action-packed, roguelite, bullet-hell game where you must defend and cultivate the last farm in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Tend to mutated crops (be careful, some have teeth), marry townsfolk (ooh la la), collect cats (because who wouldn't?!), and kill every mutant creature that tries to invade! This ain't no ordinary farming simulator.
Raji: An Ancient Epic (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 22
Take on the role of Raji, a young girl blessed by the gods to defend the human realm from an onslaught of demonic beings that seek to destroy her world. Brother and sister, Raji and Golu, separated by the attacking demonic hordes, now find themselves in the middle of a great war. Raji has taken it upon herself to find her brother and put an end to this reckless conflict.
Last Stop (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 22
Developed by Variable State, creators of the award-winning Virginia, and available with Xbox Game Pass on day one, Last Stop is a single-player, third-person adventure set in present-day London, where you play as three separate characters whose worlds collide in the midst of a supernatural crisis.
BLiNX: The Time Sweeper (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 26
Coming to Xbox Game Pass to celebrate 20 Years of Xbox, Blinx: The Time Sweeper is a fast-paced action game featuring a cool, clever character in wild, warped worlds. The ability to control the flow of time provides a classic 4-dimensional gaming experience.
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 26
Celebrating 20 Years of Xbox, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge combines thrilling aerial combat with the swashbuckling style of a Hollywood action-adventure movie. Set in an alternate 1930s world of gunship diplomacy and sinister intrigue, pilot powerful aircraft against nefarious air pirates and behemoth war zeppelins.
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X|S Optimized) — July 27
From Xbox Game Studios, available with Xbox Game Pass on day one of its release for Xbox Series X|S! From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly-detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X|S. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world. The sky is calling!
Lethal League Blaze (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 29
An intense, high speed ball game with unique characters, outta sight sounds, and none of that weak stuff. In Shine City, the anti-gravity ball game has long been illegal. The group who kept playing was dubbed the Lethal League. Even now, with their sport pushed underground, players and crews compete for challenge and respect.
Omno (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 29
Available with Xbox Game Pass on day one! A single-player journey of discovery through an ancient world of wonders, created by solo developer Jonas Manke. Full of puzzles, secrets, and obstacles to overcome, where the power of a lost civilization will carry you through forests, deserts, and tundra – even to the clouds.
Project Wingman (PC) — July 29
In an immersive flight experience, you'll dogfight, strike, and fly your way to conquering the skies. Strap yourself into the cockpit of over 20 unique aircraft and become a true ace in Project Wingman.
The Ascent (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — July 29
Available with Xbox Game Pass on day one, The Ascent is a solo and co-op action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Can you survive without it?
You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
Leaving July 31
- It Lurks Below (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC)
- The Touryst (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- UnderMine (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
Xbox Cloud Gaming touch controls
You can check out all the titles gaining touch controls on Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
- Cities: Skylines
- Darkest Dungeon
- Fable Anniversary
- Fable II
- Fable III
- Fuzion Frenzy
- Joy Ride Turbo
- Outlast 2
- The Bard's Tale ARPG
- The Bard's Tale IV
- The Bard's Tale Trilogy
- The Wild at Heart
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