2019 is starting off with great style by the Xbox Game Pass team, thanks to six new games that will be added to the Microsoft game subscription service for Xbox One and Windows 10 in the first month of this year. As announced by the company, the Game Pass will receive this month’s fun Just Cause 3 and the excellent drama based on Life is Strange 2 choices.
Other games include the famous ARK: Survival Evolved, Farming Simulator 2017 and new After Change and acquit, the latter already released for other platforms and reaching the Xbox on January 7. Check out all trailers and synopses below, plus the availability date of each.
Just Cause 3 (available January 10)
The Mediterranean Republic of Medici is suffering under the brutal control of dictator-general Di Ravello. This is where Rico Rodriguez, a man with a mission to remove the general from power, enters. With more than 400 square miles of complete freedom, from the sky to the seabed, and with a wide array of weaponry, contraptions, and vehicles, it causes chaos in the most creative and explosive way possible.
Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 (already available)
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Two brothers, Sean and Daniel Diaz are forced to flee their homes after a tragic Seattle incident. Fearful of the police, Sean and Daniel head toward Mexico in an attempt to conceal a sudden and mysterious supernatural power. Life on the road is difficult, and now that he’s responsible for his little brother, Sean realizes that his decisions will impact their lives forever.
ARK: Survival Evolved (already available)
Stranded, naked, freezing, and starving on a mysterious island, you must hunt, collect, create items, grow crops, and build shelters to survive. Use skill and dexterity to kill, tame, create, and assemble the dinosaurs and primitive creatures that inhabit ARK. Join hundreds of players online or try to survive on your own in offline mode.
Farming Simulator 17 (already available)
Take on the role of a modern farmer in Farming Simulator 17! Enter a vast open world with an abundance of news. Explore agricultural possibilities on hundreds of acres of land, including a new North American environment. Drive more than 250 vehicles and agricultural equipment from more than 75 manufacturers, including brand new Challenger, Fendt, Valtra and Massey Ferguson.
Absolver (available on day 07 at launch)
Absolver is an online multiplayer fighting game where you wear a mask to be evaluated if you are a worthy candidate to enter the elite force of the ubiquitous Guides, who have created their mask and are the new rulers of the ancient Adal Empire.
After change (available on the 10th, at launch)
Prioritizing teamwork, two teams of three players compete against each other – you have to sneak across the battlefield to break six cylinders; the other is completely invincible, armed to the teeth and should prevent this from happening. Both teams must work together, coordinating attacks or creating distractions, hoping to reach the top.