Xbox Game Pass: Games coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one of 2022 – and when they’ll come to Xbox

Xbox Game Pass: The games coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one of 2022 - and when they'll come to Xbox (Image credit: Pexels/pixabay via Canva Pro)
Xbox Game Pass: The games coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one of 2022 – and when they’ll come to Xbox (Image credit: Pexels/pixabay via Canva Pro)

With only a few days left of 2021, gamers are already looking forward to the exciting video game releases to come in 2022.

And next year is already looking for those who have access to Xbox Game Pass on Xbox consoles and PC.

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Microsoft has unveiled 31 games, including the highly anticipated Stalker 2, which are expected to be available for free from day one of release on Xbox Game Pass next year.

Titles made available on day one for Game Pass subscribers in 2021 included Back 4 Blood, Forza Horizon 5, and Halo Infinite.

But what games will be available from day one on Xbox Game Pass in 2022?

Here are the Xbox Game Pass day one releases announced so far for 2022 and when they arrive next year.

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What is Xbox Game Pass?

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service available to owners of Xbox consoles, PCs running Windows 10, and those with access to Network Multiplayer or Ultimate Game Pass with Xbox Live Gold.

With over one million subscribers, Game Pass gives users early access to Electronic Arts titles such as FIFA, Bethesda and Zenimax games such as Elder Scrolls and Fallout, and Microsoft games such as Halo, depending on the type of subscription they choose.

The games subscription service allows users to sample immediate or early access games for free, as well as access to previous editions of hit games like Battlefield.

How much do Xbox Game Pass subscriptions cost?

Game Pass offers three different subscription offers.

The Game Pass console subscription priced at £7.99 per month giving access to over 100 console games to play on Xbox consoles, the ability to play new games added to the Game Pass catalog, member discounts , offers and access to Xbox Game Studios titles on day one.

PC Game Pass, also priced at £7.99 per month, also offers access to over 100 PC games, new games added to Game Pass, the ability to play Xbox Game Studios titles on the same day as release as well as access to EA titles through EA Game.

Game Pass Ultimate, priced at £10.99 per month, includes all of the above plus cloud games, in-game content and deals, plus Xbox Live Gold – with access to console multiplayer, Deals with Gold and Games with Gold.

What games are coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one of 2022?

Among the titles confirmed to come to Xbox Game Pass on release day 2022 are Shredders, Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl, Total War: Warhammer 3, Atomic Heart, and Starfield.

The arrival of Stalker 2, the sequel to GSC Game World’s favorite cult action-adventure first-person shooter, Stalker, will land on Xbox Game Pass on April 28 – with Game Pass subscribers able to play the game next-gen console optimized for Xbox Series X|S when it launches on Microsoft’s next-gen console and Windows 10 PCs.

Likewise, the story-driven sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence will release on Game Pass on Day 1 of 2022, once again optimized for Series X consoles | S, but the release date of A Plague Tale: Requiem has not been officially announced yet.

Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to access the third installment of the Total War franchise with the release of Total War: Warhammer 3 on PC on February 17, 2022.

Check out the full list of Xbox Game Pass games available on day one in 2022 below.

Full list of Xbox Game Pass day one games and release dates in 2022

The Anacrusis – January 13

Windjammers 2 – 20 January

Edge of Eternity – February 10

Total War: Warhammer 3 – February 17

Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl – April 28

Warhammer 40,000 Darktide – Spring

Midnight Fight Express – Summer

A Plague Tale: Requiem – 2022

Chinatown Detective Agency – 2022

Crusader Kings III – 2022

Chronicle of Eiyuden: Rising – 2022

Frog Detectives: The Whole Mystery – 2022

No one saves the world – 2022

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