84-rated sci-fi game set to leave Xbox Game Pass in April 2024

A pair of exciting Day 1 launches make up for it
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It’s April 2, 2024, so any announcements made today should be safe and sound to believe – so we’ll assume that Microsoft’s first batch of Xbox Game Pass additions for April 2024 are indeed real.

Very much not real are the cars you can race with in LEGO 2K Drive, which is joining the library on April 3, 2024, though we can assure you that the fun to be had in Bricklandia is authentic. In this open-world racing game, you create your own vehicles and beat your rivals with them to go for the prestigious Sky Trophy. Unfortunately, LEGO 2K Drive will only be available on consoles and the cloud, not on PC.

For something higher up on the simulation scale, how about a round of golf in EA Sports PGA Tour? That’ll be available on all platforms through Xbox Game Pass on April 4, 2024.

If you’re yearning for the unknown and need your sports regimen to be spiced up by bullets, why not accompany Lara Croft in her latest adventure? Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition will be part of the library on April 11, 2024.

Here’s a fun fact: The classic Tomb Raider games are a major inspiration for this cozy, botanical exploration game called Botany Manor, which is coming to Xbox Game Pass as a Day 1 launch on April 9, 2024. A fellow indie is April’s second Day 1 release – Harold Halibut, the unique and literally handmade narrative game is coming on April 16, 2024.

However, Game Pass is suffering some major losses in April as well – among them Soma, the celebrated sci-fi horror game. For a full overview, check below.

Xbox Game Pass additions in April 2024

  • Superhot: Mind Control Delete (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 2
  • LEGO 2K Drive (Cloud and Console) – April 3
  • Lil Gator Game (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 4
  • EA Sports PGA Tour (Cloud, PC, Xbox Series X|S) EA Play – April 4
  • Kona (Cloud and Console) – April 9
  • Botany Manor (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) – April 9
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 11
  • Harold Halibut (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) – April 16
Image showing games coming to Xbox Game Pass in April 2024.
Here are your additions for the first half of April 2024. / Microsoft

Xbox Game Pass departures in April 2024

  • Amnesia Collection (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 15
  • Amnesia: Rebirth (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 15
  • Back 4 Blood (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 15
  • Phantom Abyss (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 15
  • Research and Destroy (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 15
  • Soma (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 15

Starting on April 2, 2024, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes a three-month trial for YouTube Premium as well, in case that sounds of interest to you.

Marco Wutz


Marco Wutz is a writer from Parkstetten, Germany. He has a degree in Ancient History and a particular love for real-time and turn-based strategy games like StarCraft, Age of Empires, Total War, Age of Wonders, Crusader Kings, and Civilization as well as a soft spot for Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail. He began covering StarCraft 2 as a writer in 2011 for the largest German community around the game and hosted a live tournament on a stage at gamescom 2014 before he went on to work for Bonjwa, one of the country's biggest Twitch channels. He branched out to write in English in 2015 by joining tl.net, the global center of the StarCraft scene run by Team Liquid, which was nominated as the Best Coverage Website of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards in 2017. He worked as a translator on The Crusader Stands Watch, a biography in memory of Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka, and provided live coverage of many StarCraft 2 events on the social channels of tl.net as well as DreamHack, the world's largest gaming festival. From there, he transitioned into writing about the games industry in general after his graduation, joining GLHF, a content agency specializing in video games coverage for media partners across the globe, in 2021. He has also written for NGL.ONE, kicker, ComputerBild, USA Today's ForTheWin, The Sun, Men's Journal, and Parade. Email: marco.wutz@glhf.gg