Atomic Heart Looks Set To Launch Early 2023 On Xbox Game Pass

Atomic Heart has been one of the highlights of the upcoming Xbox Game Pass titles for 2022 all year, but it looks like it won't be dropping in 2022 anymore, as it's officially been pushed back to "winter" after landing a deal with a publisher.

That publisher is Focus Entertainment, which is also publishing A Plague Tale: Requiem on Xbox Game Pass next month. Here's what Focus's chief business development officer Julien Ramette had to say in a press release today:

“It’s an honor to collaborate with a studio as talented as Mundfish. We were amazed by Robert and his teams’ creative minds as soon as we started exchanging. The AAA standards they’ve provided for their first game is truly an accomplishment. Atomic Heart is sure to honor all players in search of an original, new generation experience.”

The new "winter" release window suggests we're looking at anywhere between the very last bit of 2022 (but that seems unlikely) to late March of 2023, and apparently an official release date will be revealed in the near future.

A little bit longer to go, then, but hopefully Atomic Heart will be worth the wait on Xbox Game Pass. We were recently treated to a new gameplay trailer at Xbox's Gamescom stream the other week, which you can watch below:

How are your hype levels for Atomic Heart right now? Let us know in the comments.