Five games are leaving Xbox Game Pass “soon.” The games departing include Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, The Jackbox Party Pack 2, Pumped BMX Pro, Rage, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is easily the most significant of the games leaving the service. Having released in late 2018, the latest chapter in the Tomb Raider reboot is recent and it did well with critics.
Microsoft has been adding a lot of games to Xbox Game Pass lately. Just last month, we saw Children of Morta, A Plague Tale: Innocence, Gris, A Plague Tale Innocence, Indivisible, Sea Salt, Tekken 7, Frostpunk, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, FTL, and Grand Theft Auto V added to the service.
Meanwhile, LEGO City Undercover and Just Cause 3 were among the games that left in January. It always stinks to see games leave the service – just as it stinks to see movies leave Netflix – but it is also nice that Microsoft keeps the lineup fresh.
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