2023 Could End Up Being The Biggest Year In Xbox Game Pass History

As we fast approach the end of the year, it's already time to look ahead to what Xbox has in store for us in 2023. It's no secret that 2022 hasn't delivered quite as many AAA experiences as we would have liked, with many of them delayed out of the year for various reasons, but that means next year is already looking much stronger than we might have expected. In fact, in terms of Xbox Game Pass alone, 2023 should be a seriously fantastic year!

Let's check out some of the highlights. The obvious new Xbox Game Pass titles for 2023 to look forward to are Starfield, Redfall and Forza Motorsport, all of which are Xbox console exclusives from Xbox Game Studios. Two of these games were originally scheduled for 2022, but have since been pushed into the 2023 lineup instead.

Another couple of highly anticipated Xbox Game Pass launches were delayed to 2023 recently in the form of Stalker 2 and Atomic Heart, both of which we can't wait for! Then, we've got some of the games that were announced for Xbox back in the summer, such as Lies of P, Hollow Knight: Silksong, Minecraft Legends and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, all of which should find large audiences when they arrive on Xbox Game Pass.

And we're not done there! Don't forget about Age of Empires 2 and 4 on Xbox for the first time ever, the arrival of Valheim on console, Persona 3 and 4, Wo Long Fallen Dynasty, Warhammer 40k: Darktide and even GoldenEye 007!

If you want to see the full list of Xbox Game Pass games for 2023, you'll find it below:

And of course, those are just the games that have been announced so far. We'll undoubtedly be treated to many, many Xbox Game Pass announcements throughout 2023, hopefully even including a few more Xbox Game Studios surprises. Will we see Hellblade 2 or Avowed next year as well? Probably not, but we're keeping our fingers crossed.

The one thing that we can count on, as long as the deal goes through and is completed by the end of next year, is that Xbox will be bringing an absolute ton of Activision Blizzard games to Xbox Game Pass in 2023. There might be a few issues with Call of Duty, but everything else seems fair game as far as we can tell, so hopefully we'll also be playing the likes of Diablo, Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawk and Spyro on Xbox Game Pass by this time next year.

So yeah, get ready for a big Xbox Game Pass year in 2023! We're really excited by what's included in the list so far, and hopefully this is just the tip of the iceberg - there are plenty more reveals to come over the next 12-13 months!

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