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Everspace 2 is now on Xbox Game Pass, four more games coming in August 2023

The space combat RPG is a day-one release on Microsoft's subscription service

Sci-fi shooter Everspace 2 is the latest game to join Xbox Game Pass on the day of its release for consoles, and Microsoft has announced the full lineup of titles that are coming to the subscription service in the second half of August 2023.

Everspace 2 is a spaceship shooter game with RPG elements. You pilot a spaceship, explore space and other planets, combat other spaceships, loot resources, and craft upgrades to your ship. It's a sequel to 2017 spaceship roguelike Everspace and offers a 20-30h story with quite a few side quests. 

The game is heavy on RPG mechanics with various classes, random loot, skills, and talents, and is often described as "Diablo but in a spaceship". There are puzzles to solve, secrets to discover and a big open world to explore with your ship.

Games coming to Xbox Game Pass in late August 2023

After Everspace 2, Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be getting four other games in the coming weeks. We already knew about most of these, and two of them are day-one releases. Here's the list:

  • Firewatch – August 17
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – August 18
  • Sea of Stars – August 29
  • Gris – September 5

All four games will be available to play at no additional cost for Game Pass subscribers on consoles, PC, and via cloud gaming.

Firewatch screenshot
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Sea of Stars

That's the full lineup of games coming to Game Pass in the second half of August. If you've missed it, a Quake 2 remaster released on Game Pass too. Previously added games on the service this month include:

  • Celeste
  • A Short Hike
  • Broforce Forever
  • Limbo
  • Airborne Kingdom

Games leaving Xbox Game Pass on August 31

Microsoft has also announced that five games will be leaving Xbox Game Pass on August 31. These are:

  • Black Desert
  • Commandos 3 – HD Remaster
  • Immortality
  • Nuclear Throne
  • Surgeon Simulator 2
  • Tinykin