Microsoft is adding a neat new feature to Xbox Game Pass. It lets you pre-install upcoming games before they even arrive on the service.
You can now view, add to “Play later,” and even pre-install certain games before they come to Xbox Game Pass. Just head over to the Xbox Game Pass app on your console or mobile device and look for the “Coming soon” section. While not all games that are “Coming soon” can be pre-installed, we did develop a special feature for the Game Pass mobile app that lets you queue the rest to install on day one. Though you’ll still have to wait to play them like everyone else, your game can be downloaded and ready to play the day it’s available!
Microsoft tested this feature out before with previous first-party titles like Gears Tactics. So it’s not completely new, but this rollout is the first time that a third-party game supports it. It won’t add as much value as the inclusion of EA Play, but it is a nice new built-in feature for Game Pass subscribers.