We’re set for another wave of games being entered into the Game Pass hall of fame this month, including the much anticipated Ubisoft epic Assassin’s Creed Origins. Xbox has now revealed its first set of Game Pass games for the month, with the other confirmed titles including For Honor: Marching Fire Edition, Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, Chorus, Disc Room, and more.
Remember, this is only the first wave of games we’re expecting this month, and another set of announcements for Game Pass entries is expected soon. Moreover, as we all know, Xbox and Bethesda’s Game Showcase is also this month on June 12, so we’re sure to see plenty of other games coming to the service this year and beyond as well.
Assassin’s Creed Origins 60FPS Patch on June 2 Confirmed
We’ve known for a couple of months about Assassin’s Creed Origins coming to Game Pass, but you’ll also be able to play it at a higher frame rate on Xbox Series X/S as Origins is getting a 60FPS patch on June 2just in time for the Game Pass drop on June 7.
If you also want to experience all the DLC for Origins now it’s coming to the service, the Season Pass is $39.99 on the Microsoft Store. Game Pass Ultimate members will also be getting access to the Deluxe Pack on June 7 for Origins. The Deluxe Pack includes The Ambush at Sea mission, The Desert Cobra pack (including one outfit, two legendary weapons, one legendary shield, and one mount) and three Ability points.
Everything 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 each month. So, all of the games listed below are just 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 and 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 at 20% off currently with your Game Pass membership, 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)
All-new PS Plus Launches This Month in US and Europe
The all-new PlayStation Plus service, including the new game subscription tiers Extra and Premium, is launching on June 13 in the US, and June 23 in Europe. The new library of games will seemingly introduce a competitor for Game Pass, with some big name PS5 titles set to be included in the service right away, and a few third party titles such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and more.
What it won’t be releasing any new games on the service for day one of release. This means you won’t be able to play God of War Ragnarok via PS Plus on launch day. But, if you’ve got the patience, you will still likely be able to play the game via the service around 1-2 years down the line.
First up, your Game Pass subscription must not currently be active – I repeat, you must not have an active Game Pass for this to work. Once you’re confident, proceed to the next step.
Next, you need to invest in up to 3-years worth of Xbox Live Gold. You can easily buy 12-month Xbox Live Gold codes from Amazon or other retailers, costing $60/£50 depending on your region.
I Recommend Stacking 2-Years of Xbox Live Gold
The maximum amount of stacking for Gold subscriptions is 36-months (costing $180), any more than that will be lost. So, to keep things safe for those who currently have a Gold membership, I recommend sticking to just 2-years’ worth (costing $120/£100).
Now, here’s the fun part. Once you’ve redeemed these codes and stacked your Xbox Live Gold membership up to your liking, you can then convert this time to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at a 1:1 ratio.
Head to the Xbox Live Gold upgrade page and proceed to convert the time you’ve paid for directly into Game Pass Ultimate. If you’ve never used the upgrade feature before, this will cost $1/£1 (total cost coming to $121/£101). If you have used this before, it will instead cost you $14.99/£10.99 to upgrade.
Overall, at most, you’ll be paying only $135 for 2-years of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (instead of $359). If you manage to pull off a 3-year conversion, at most you’ll be paying $195 instead (instead of $539). Now that’s a big discount. Once you’re done, just make sure you turn off auto renewal as well.
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