Outriders and Octopath Traveler might just be two among several games joining the service.
Xbox Game Pass’ value has been undeniable since pretty much the day the service kicked off, but of late, it’s improved in massive ways, most notably with twenty Bethesda games having joined its catalog in one go. Square Enix have also been joining in, with this year having seen the likes of Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age, and more recently, Octopath Traveler having joined Xbox Game Pass, while Outriders will also be available via the service on consoles on the day of its launch. And it seems the Japanese publisher has more in the pipeline as well.
Recently, IGN Korea, in a tweet talking about Octopath Traveler on Game Pass, wrote that Square Enix has “more than six” games currently planned for Xbox Game Pass, for which release schedules are being planned, and that apparently, it’s “an open secret in the industry.” Xbox insider Shpeshal Ed of Xbox Era also took to Twitter and wrote, “Expect a few more Square games on Game Pass. Not done yet.”
Of course, this is a rumour right now, and should be taken as such, but given how aggressively Microsoft has been pushing Game Pass, and the fact that Square Enix has been a part of that to some extent, it’s not outside the realm of possibility.
Recent reports have also suggested that Microsoft is working to get the Ubisoft Plus catalog on Xbox Game Pass, similar to the deal that brought EA Play to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Read more on that through here.
3월 25일 출시와 동시에 Xbox 게임 패스로 등록된 '옥토패스 트래블러'의 리뷰 영상입니다.
앞으로도 Xbox 게임 패스에 더 많은 스퀘어 에닉스 타이틀이 들어올 예정입니다. 이미 6개 이상의 스퀘어 에닉스 게임이 확정되어 발표 일정을 조율하고 있는 것은 업계에서 공공연한 비밀입니다. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/CNssWVW75y
— IGN Korea (@ign_korea) March 25, 2021
Expect a few more Square games on Game Pass. Not done yet
— Shpeshal Ed (@Shpeshal_Ed) March 25, 2021