At the end of 2018, Microsoft surprised us all by releasing the first two games in the Life Is Strange franchise into their Xbox Game Pass programme. At the time of the release of Before The Storm, Mike Ybarra also revealed that there was an "awesome" line-up pencilled in for January 2019, and today they've revealed all of the games players can expect to see in the first half of the month. There will be a total of six titles arriving within the next couple of weeks, beginning tomorrow, and one of them is the final game in the aforementioned franchise.
You can find the full list of upcoming titles and their due dates below.
- ARK: Survival Evolved (January 3rd)
- Farming Simulator 17 (January 3rd)
- Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 (January 3rd)
- Absolver (January 7th)
- Aftercharge (January 10th)
- Just Cause 3 (January 10th)
As you likely noted, the addition of Life Is Strange 2 is currently only the first episode. Microsoft promises that episodes 2-5 will be coming to Xbox Game Pass "soon", although we're not sure whether that is day of release. "Episode 2: Rules" is due to be released on January 24th, so I guess we'll find out one way or the other later this month. There's also a chance that these games won't be the only one to join the programme in January, and if we hear of any more, we'll be sure to let you know.