Update (Tue 9th Mar, 2021 15:30 GMT): Microsoft has announced today as part of its completed acquisition of Bethesda that more games will be added to Xbox Game Pass this week, so we're recycling this guide from January to give you an idea of what we could see. Which games do you want the most? Let us know down below.
Original story (Wed 20th Jan, 2021 17:30 GMT): Back in September, Microsoft dropped the absolute bombshell on us that Bethesda's parent company, ZeniMax Media, would be acquired by Xbox Game Studios in early 2021 for a whopping $7.5 billion.
As part of that deal, Microsoft announced plans to bring Bethesda's "iconic franchises" to Xbox Game Pass, and while some of them have already arrived since, there are (hopefully) plenty to come as well. Below, we've gathered a list of every realistic addition under the Bethesda banner to potentially look forward to in 2021.
Bethesda Games Already Included With Xbox Game Pass
- Dishonored 2
- DOOM Eternal
- Fallout: New Vegas
- Fallout 76
- RAGE 2
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Bethesda Games Expected To Join Xbox Game Pass In 2021
- Dishonored Definitive Edition
- DOOM (2016)
- DOOM 2
- DOOM 3 BFG Edition
- DOOM 64
- DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part One?
- DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part Two?
- Fallout 3 (Xbox 360)
- Fallout 4
- RAGE (Xbox 360)
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Original Xbox)
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox 360)
- The Evil Within
- The Evil Within 2
- Wolfenstein 3D (Xbox 360)
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
- Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Of course, there are no guarantees we'll get all of these games, and Microsoft might even seek to bring some surprises into the mix via Game Pass for PC and backwards compatibility, but these seem like the best bets for now.
They're just the tip of the iceberg though, as most future Bethesda games are expected to be joining Xbox Game Pass on day one as well, including Starfield, The Elder Scrolls 6 and the recently announced Indiana Jones game.
Which of these do you most want to see on Xbox Game Pass this year? Tell us in the comments.