Xbox Game Pass new games: what’s new and what’s leaving in December 2022

While Microsoft has been hit with criticism for the Xbox Series X’s slow-growing exclusive lineup in 2022 — several highly anticipated titles like Bethesda’s Starfield and co-op shooter Redfall have been pushed to 2023– the company is still delivering one of the best deals in gaming: Xbox Game Pass.

Game Pass gives gamers access to a massive library of games that includes throwback hits, brand-new titles on release day, and indie darlings. These games can be played on Xbox consoles, PC, mobile, and even Steam Deck.

New titles are being added to Game Pass every month and others are taken off, similar to Netflix, so it’s crucial to stay on top of library changes to make sure you don’t miss out on that title that’s been on your to-play list. Check back toward the end of every month for a complete list of new additions and removals from the Game Pass roster.

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Everything new on Game Pass in December

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Microsoft has announced the first round of new games coming to Game Pass. There will be more added to the lineup later in the month.

December 1

  • Eastward (cloud, console, and PC)
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season (cloud, console, and PC)
  • Totally Reliable Delivery Service (PC)

December 6

December 8

  • Chained Echoes (cloud, console, and PC)

December 13

  • High On Life (cloud, console, and PC)
  • Potion Craft (console and PC)

Everything that’s leaving Game Pass in December

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December 15

  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Breathedge (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Firewatch (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Lake (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Neoverse (Cloud and Console)
  • Race with Ryan (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (Console) EA Play
  • Transformers: Battlegrounds (Cloud, Console, and PC)

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