We’re ready for another wave of games entering the Game Pass hall of fame this month, including Ubisoft’s highly anticipated epic Assassin’s Creed Origins. Xbox has now unveiled its first set of Game Pass games for the month, with the other titles confirmed including For Honor: Marching Fire Edition, Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, Chorus, Disc Room, and more.
Remember, this is just the first wave of games we’re expecting this month, and another round of announcements for Game Pass entries are expected soon. Plus, as we all know, Xbox and Bethesda’s Game Showcase are also this month on June 12, so we’re sure to see plenty more games coming to the service this year and beyond as well.
Assassin’s Creed Origins on Xbox Game Pass starting June 7
We’ve known for a few months that Assassin’s Creed Origins is coming to Game Pass. But, we’re also now planning a new patch for Origins, hopefully unlocking 60FPS by the time it hits Game Pass. If you also want to check out all the DLC for Origins now that they’re coming to the service, the Season Pass is $39.99 on the Microsoft Store.
Game Pass Ultimate members will also have access to the Deluxe Pack on June 7 for Origins. The Deluxe Pack includes the Ambush at Sea mission, the Desert Cobra Pack (including an outfit, two legendary weapons, a legendary shield, and a mount), and three ability points.
Everything is coming to Xbox Game Pass in June 2022
We all know by now that Xbox likes to release its Game Pass lineup in two waves every month. So all of the games listed below are only from the first wave of announcements, and you can expect more games to hit the service later in the month.
- For Honor: Marching Fire Edition (Console, PC, Cloud) — June 1
- Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection (console and PC) — June 2
- Assassin’s Creed Origins (Console, PC, Cloud) — June 7
- Chorus (Cloud, Console and PC) [email protected] – June 7
- Disc Room (Cloud, console and PC) [email protected] – June 7
- Spacelines from the Far Out (Console & PC) [email protected] – June 7
- Shadowrun Trilogy: Console Edition (Console) — June 21
- Escape Academy (Console) — June 28
Everything leaving Xbox Game Pass this month
These games will leave Xbox Game Pass on June 15. Remember, you can still buy these games for 20% off right now with your Game Pass subscription, so you don’t have to say goodbye forever.
- Darkest Dungeon (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Greedfall (cloud, console and PC)
- Limbo (cloud, console and PC)
- Worms Rumble (Cloud, Console, and PC)
The all-new PS Plus launches this month in the US and Europe
The all-new PlayStation Plus service, including new Extra and Premium game subscription tiers, will launch on June 13 in the US and June 23 in Europe. The new library of games will apparently introduce a competitor for Game Pass, with some big PS5 titles being immediately included in the service, and a few third-party titles such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and more.
What it won’t be is to release everything New games on the service for the first day of release. This means you won’t be able to play God of War Ragnarok through PS Plus on launch day. But, if you have the patience, you will still be able to play the game through the service about 1-2 years later.
First, your Game Pass subscription to have to not currently active – I repeat, you to have to not have an active Game Pass for this to work. Once you are confident, take the next step.
Then you need to invest up to 3 years of Xbox Live Gold. You can easily buy 12-month Xbox Live Gold codes from Amazon or other retailers, priced at $60/£50 depending on your region.
I recommend stacking 2 years of Xbox Live Gold
The maximum stacking amount for Gold subscriptions is 36 months (costing $180), any more than that will not be lost. So to keep things safe for those who currently have a Gold subscription, I recommend sticking to just 2 years (costing $120/£100).
Now here comes the fun part. Once you’ve redeemed these codes and stacked your Xbox Live Gold membership to your liking, you can then convert this time to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at a 1:1 ratio.
Go to the Xbox Live Gold upgrade page and convert the time you paid directly to Game Pass Ultimate. If you’ve never used the upgrade feature before, it will cost you $1/£1 (total cost is $121/£101). If you’ve used it before, the upgrade will cost you $14.99 / £10.99.
All in all, you’ll pay at most just $135 for 2 years of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (down from $359). If you manage to convert over 3 years, you will pay a maximum of $195 instead (instead of $539). Now that’s a big discount. Once you’re done, just make sure to turn off auto-renewal as well.
Robert Anderson is a Transaction Expert and Trade Editor for IGN. you can follow it @robertliam21 on Twitter.