Back in January, the folks at Xbox made a huge announcement making Xbox Game Pass an instant buy for most fans. All future first party games would be available on day one. Instead of dropping the usual $60, you can subscribe for $10/month. Franchises like Halo can stand on their own. But new, riskier games like Sea of Thieves? It’s a perfect way to get as many people playing it as possible.
Hell, even Sea of Thieves would be an instant buy for me after playing the betas. But at $10? It’s a no-brainer to at least try it.
Microsoft’s push for first-party games on day one starts in March. On March 20, Sea of Thieves officially releases. And I can’t wait. It’s fun hitting the gorgeous seas by yourself, but grab a couple of friends. Sea of Thieves shines when you’re at the helm of a four-person vessel.
Don’t let Sea of Thieves’ stunning water scare your PC/laptop. Rare’s has their pirate adventure running on integrated GPU’s.
And here’s a short video showing Sea of Thieves looking its best.
While Sea of Thieves is the headline title hitting Xbox Game Pass in March, there are several other solid games coming. For those of you with an Xbox One X looking for more 4K goodness, check out Rise of the Tomb Raider. Other new titles include Super Lucky’s Tale, Oxenfree, and a handful of others.
Xbox Game Pass is often coined the Netflix of gaming, and like Netflix, games don’t stay on here forever. Games leaving in March include Strider, Monday Night Combat, D4, and others.
Check out the list below for what’s coming and going in March. I’ll also keep this page updated in the future as new games hit and old ones leave.
Coming March 1
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Super Lucky’s Tale
Resident Evil Revelation 2
The Final Station
Coming March 20
Sea of Thieves
Leaving March 1
D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die
Capcom Arcade Cabinet
Monday Night Combat
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown