DiRT Rally and Dead Rising 3 coming to Xbox Game Pass next month

Matt Sayer 28 July 2017 NEWS


The Netflix-like game subscription service will be getting a total of seven new games in August.

The notion of a digital subscription service for games has been kicking around ever since Netflix went big, but it wasn't until recently that any company truly went all-in on the idea. Back in early June, Microsoft launched Xbox Game Pass, a monthly subscription service that gets you instant access to a library of over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 backwards-compatible games. At the time, Microsoft promised that it'd be bringing new games to the service every month, and right on cue the company has announced a new batch of games set to arrive in August.

Leading the line-up is the brutally-tough racing game DiRT Rally for Xbox One. Unlike DiRT 3 and DiRT: Showdown, DiRT Rally harkens back to the Colin McRae driving games that the DiRT series originally spun out of, removing the life-saving rewind function and ramping up the challenge of simply keeping your car on the track.

Zombie-mincing action game Dead Rising 3 is also making its debut on the service. Like DiRT Rally, the Xbox One launch title is a departure from its predecessors, drastically reducing the time pressure and survival elements the previous two Dead Rising games were renowned for. Still, you get to plough through oceans of zombies in a fireworks-powered forklift, so it's not all bad.

All up, seven games will be coming to Xbox Game Pass in August. Here's the full list:

  • DiRT Rally (Xbox One)
  • Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One)
  • LIMBO (Xbox One)
  • Ultratron (Xbox One)
  • So Many Me (Xbox One)
  • Metal Slug XX (Xbox 360)
  • Pharaonic (Xbox One)

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