game news Top 10 Video Games Planned for Game Pass Before Christmas 2022
While the excellent Tinykin and Immortality has just arrived on “day one” on Game Pass, other games are about to be made available to users of Microsoft’s service. Although first-party titles for the US company are scarce at the end of this year, the giant knows how to rely on its partners to bolster its catalog proposal. While waiting for Lies of P, Wo Long and other Forza Motorsport to land at the beginning of 2023, we present a selection of applications that will delight Game Pass subscribers.
Available in early access since 2020, Grounded will arrive in version 1.0 on September 27, 2022. This launch will be accompanied by a new update that will bring some new features. As a reminder, Grounded is a survival game developed by Obsidian (Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity) in which the player embodies a deflated teenager. As a result, anything that was once harmless, like an ant or a spider, is now a huge threat. The Xbox ecosystem’s exclusive program, which can be played in four co-ops, requires building facilities to better fight insects in the area… and trying to restore normal size. The game was nominated for Game Awards in the “Accessibility Innovation” category and had 10 million players at the start of this year.
A Plague’s Tale: Requiem
After the escape of the rats and the Inquisition in the province of Guyenne, Amecia and Hugo headed towards Provence while the hordes of rats continue to invade the Kingdom of France. A direct sequel to the very good A Plague Tale: Innocence, which was nominated for the 2019 Game Awards in the category “best novel‘, A Plague Tale: Requiem will be available to Game Pass subscribers on October 18, 2022. If recognition is still the key word for this opus, Amicia has become a pre-eminent fighter. Weapons will have an even more important place in Requiem, without turning the title into an action game. Rest assured.
Persona 5 Royal
Earning an impressive 95/100 on Metacritic in the PlayStation 4 version, Persona 5 Royal celebrates its arrival on Microsoft hardware by landing directly on Game Pass. This JRPG developed by Atlus is an updated and French-translated version of Persona 5, which considers itself the best PS4 game of 2017 according to Metacritic, reaching Undertale, What Remains of Edith Finch and Horizon Zero Dawn. Persona 5 Royal is the ultimate form of the Joker and Phantom Thieves adventures. After the program has managed to lure players quite tightly into J-RPGs (and turn-based combat), we can’t help but advise you to give it a try if you’re into the service when it arrives on October 21, 2022.
As one of the first games introduced to showcase Xbox Series X features, Scorn is a first-person game with a terrifying atmosphere. The player is immersed in a hostile world full of puzzles that have to be solved in order to progress. With an emphasis on narrative, Elskorn has an artistic direction reminiscent of the work of HR Giger (Alien) And the playing life should be about 8 hours. We have few details about this mysterious title playing the grim card, but the developers at Ebb Software assure us that we will have news very soon. Scorn is an Xbox exclusive coming to Game Pass on October 21, 2022.
Signalis is a horror game worth watching despite being highlighted by both Xbox and PlayStation. Set in a dystopian future, the software developed by Rose-Engine asks us to escape from nightmarish creatures. Inspired by old-school survival horror, Signalis will make the player feel uneasy with rare resources and multiple monsters lurking in the dark.. The developers cite Stanley Kubrick, Hideaki Ano, and David Lynch as inspiration. The game was part of the 2021 Tribeca Festival Official Election and the 2018 Strasbourg Independent Games Competition. It will arrive on Game Pass on October 27, 2022.
Since Gamescom, expectations around Pentiment have been rising. Named in the German Show’s Best Original Game category, what looks like a small indie game is actually the new production by Josh Sawyer (screenwriter of Fallout New Vegas) for Obsidian, under the lap of Microsoft. The plot is reminiscent of the movie The Name of the Rose (Jean-Jacques Anod), with a murder committed in a Benedictine monastery in the 16th century. The player must solve this crime by playing the role of Andreas Mahler, a master artist on the board. Pentiment promises multiple possibilities as well as different story branches, all under a striking artistic direction, in a style imitating 16th century paintings. According to the lucky people who got to play it at Gamescom, Obsidian’s “small” project might be one of the best games of the end of the year. All you have to do is wait until November 15, 2022 to play it via Game Pass.
Warhammer 40k Darktide
After the super cute world of Warhammer and Vermintide 1 and 2, it’s Warhammer 40,000’s turn to invite fans of the intense action. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a co-op PvE FPS game with Hack’n Slash elements. Here, firearms (or lasers) are in the spotlight, and that doesn’t prevent chain words from also being part of the game. Fatshark ensures that the gameplay in its software will provide effective synergies between classes. We want to take their word for it. With bloody decapitations, team battles against hordes of opponents, saw carvings, and skulls and legs capable of penetrating facilities, there are certainly several reasons to wait for the Xbox/PC exclusive to arrive.First dayOn Game Pass, November 30, 2022.
high on life
High on Life was announced at the 2022 Xbox Showcase, imagined by Justin Rolland, creator of the Rick & Morty series. This explains his alien, alien-based being who wants to turn living beings… into drugs. The title developed by Squanch Games takes the form of an FPS where the originality lies in the fact that the weapons are alive. “We’ve already seen this in Oddworld: The Fury of the Stranger“Do you have the right to scream. And I was right. Except that the weapons here are real talking mills! In the presented videos, the absolutely absurd dialogues between the hero’s gun and the NPCs were already reminiscent of the dialogues of the Rick & Morty series. It was only announced on Xbox and PC, and High on Life will be released on December 13, 2022 in Game Pass.
If it really popped up at the Xbox Show in 2021, Atomic Heart impressed its little world especially during gamescom 2022. This Mundfish-designed open-world FPS featured an art direction as well as a powerful (to launch with your arm) system reminiscent of what we’d already seen in BioShock a certain. but, Atomic Heart also has its own personality, with battles that promise to be super spooky, impressive spot-damage, super-detailed animation, completely blockbuster sequences and an original sound environment.. Currently, Atomic Heart is slated to release in December 2022. One thing is for sure, it will be available on “Day One” on Game Pass when it arrives.
wave chartFourth Quarter 2022Unveiled on the 2021 Xbox Showcase, Somerville is still set to land soon. Unveiled, it impressed with its much-needed technical direction and presentation that looked particularly elegant. Imagined by Dino Bate, one of the chief thinkers of Playdead (Limbo), Somerville is a narrative adventure grounded in a world of science fiction.. The player is invited to find his family and then to survive with them in a world invaded by an extraterrestrial force. Written and directed by Chris Olsen, the show must mix adventure, platforming, and puzzles. Studio Jumpship assures that it will not be compelling inside, and that the concept will go further than what has been shown so far.