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Everything Joining and Leaving Xbox Game Pass Mid August 2023

Microsoft has announced the lineup of games joining and leaving Xbox Game Pass in mid August 2023, with the addition of Everspace 2 and removal of Death Stranding headlining the changes.

As detailed on Xbox Wire, five additional games were announced for the service this month. A short Hike will be available first on August 3 and Everspace 2 will be available August 15.

Check out the full list of titles joining Xbox Game Pass and their respective platforms below:

RockFish Games’ Everspace 2 will see players take to the cockpit of their very own space fighter as they indulge in third person fast-paced combat, while exploring a hand crafted universe boasting “classic RPG elements” across a single player campaign. In IGN’s 7/10 early access review we said that Everspace 2 “feels like the start of a great single-player action-RPG, with more gameplay variety than you usually see in a space fighter game”.

The puzzle-platforming adventure title Limbo brings a darker aspect to this month’s Game Pass offering, by asking the player to take control of a young boy as he travels through a bizarre and often dangerous world, as he attempts to unravel the fate of his sister. In IGN’s 9/10 review we noted that “very few games are as original, atmospheric, and consistently brilliant” as Limbo.

Four games will be leaving the service on August 15, including Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding (PC), Edge of Eternity (cloud, console, and PC), Midnight Fight Express (cloud, console, and PC), and Creative Assembly’s Total War: Warhammer III (PC).

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