Yesterday's Annapurna Interactive Showcase 2022 ended up being pretty darn good from an Xbox perspective, with multiple games announced for Xbox Game Pass. Plus, we got the announcement that three titles will finally be jumping from PlayStation to Xbox this winter, with two of them also coming to the Game Pass service.
So, what are they? Firstly, we've got The Pathless, which is a highly-rated mythic adventure from the creators of ABZÛ. It's unfortunately not coming to Xbox Game Pass, but nevertheless is worth looking out for later this year. Our sister site Push Square gave it an "Excellent" 9/10 when it released for PS5 in 2020:
"The Pathless is an incredible experience, and easily one of the best launch titles available on the PS5 in what is already an excellent selection. A wondrous, beautiful open world with innumerable locations and secrets to uncover is placed alongside a moving narrative further heightened by an unexpectedly tender relationship between player and bird."
The other two games are going to be Xbox Game Pass titles, in the form of Maquette and Solar Ash. The former is a first-person recursive puzzle game which Push Square gave a "Good" 7/10, while Solar Ash is is the latest game from the Hyper Light Drifter devs, which Push Square also awarded a "Good" 7/10 rating last year.
You can check out trailers for all three games below, although none have received a definitive release date yet.
Liking the look of these? Played them before? Let us know down in the comments below.
I've grown quite fond of indies the past few years, specifically the sheer amount in game pass that turn out to be great. The Pathless and Solar Ash have my interest from this group, but the creativity in these games with smaller budgets is quite fantastic. Games such as Ori and Cuphead immediately jump to mind.
@J_Mo_Money I've also discovered that i tend to enjoy indies a lot more than I ever expected. Having no risk trying them through gamepass has been the key to me discovering this. Also games being shorter is more palatable for me as I don't have a lot of gaming time. Keep em coming.
@Krzzystuff exactly, creativity is all in the indie scene these days since the AAA market needs to keep pushing the cash cow down the road so they are very similar. Indie needs to stand out so they are looking for the new and awesome idea.
And Game Pass is perfect for trying these games that you never know if you're going to love or hate.
The Pathless is a superb game.
Im fortunate to have played pathless and marquette.
Im afraid marquette didnt grab me despite having some very interestting design choices.
Pathless was a really excellent title though and Id very much recommend trying it if you can. Its a shame thats not on GP, as thats the title id most rate from this trio.
Im intrigued by Solar Ash, but Ive not had the opportunity to play it, so its excellent news I can try it on GP. Cheers uncle Phil!
Don't we have a crapload of these already?I mean the gamepass it's literally filled with them,id say about 75%...enough it's enough.If this keeps up I might have to drop gamepass since I'm forced to buy most of the games I'm interested in and never make it there.
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