It’s time to put your gaming team together, whether it’s friends to beat zombies with, family to play with, or just a squad to compare stats with – we’ve got a new series of games for you. Take your keyboard, controller, or mobile device and your hands for touch controls! Let’s jump in!
Grand Theft Auto V. (Cloud and Console) – April 8th
When a young street vendor, retired bank robber, and terrible psychopath are involved in some of the scariest and confused elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government, and the entertainment industry, they must carry out a series of dangerous robberies to survive in a ruthless city, in which they cannot trust anyone, least of all each other.
Zombie Army 4: Dead War (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID @ Xbox – April 8th
Hitler’s zombie hordes are back in this creepy shooter from the makers of Sniper Elite 4! Vile occult enemies, epic weapons and a harrowing 1-4 player campaign await you in Europe in the 1940s as you fight to save humanity from the undead Armageddon!
Disneyland adventure (Cloud) – April 8th
Experience the magic of Disneyland! Take a journey where stories come to life and dreams come true, right in your living room! Explore Disneyland Park, from Main Street USA to Critter Country, where you can fight Captain Hook, high-five Mickey Mouse, and hug Snow White with Peter Pan.
Rush: A Disney / Pixar Adventure (Cloud) – April 8th
Rush: A Disney / Pixar Adventure invites families and fans of all ages to experience the worlds of six popular Disney / Pixar films. Team up with characters from The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, Cars, Toy Story and Finding Dory to solve puzzles and uncover hidden secrets.
NHL 21 (Console) EA Play – April 12th
Carve your way to becoming a superstar and become one of the biggest in the league in an expanded Be A Pro mode. On the ice, change your attack with all new moves, dece, dangle and evasive maneuvers inspired by the league’s most pioneering innovators.
Rain on your parade (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID @ Xbox – April 15th
Travel the world as a cute cardboard cloud and ruin every day! Unlock new methods of doom in over 50 levels, each with unique settings and goals. Make new friends and help them too – it’s an adorable schadenfreude game!
path (PC) ID @ Xbox – April 15
Gather a brave team of adventurers and travel through the desert wilderness. In 1936, Nazi influence spread, along with rumors of secret excavations, mysterious artifacts, and cruel occult rituals. Outsmart enemies in strategic squad combat and locate ancient treasures before they fall into the wrong hands!
MLB The Show 21 (Cloud and Console) – April 20th
MLB The Show 21 Coming to Cloud (Beta), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | on Day One S to Xbox Game Pass. Experience faster, deeper and more intense moment-to-moment action on the field in 4K 60FPS on Xbox Series X | S consoles. Lead your ball player as a two-way star to Road to the Show and Diamond Dynasty and compete against your friends on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 across platforms.
Play over 50 cloud-enabled games using Xbox Touch Controls
Last September, we were excited to launch our first game with Xbox Touch controls – Minecraft dungeons. Since then, touch controls have remained one of the most requested features for cloud gaming, unlocking new ways to play on your Android mobile devices without the need for an external controller. We’re excited to announce today that we’ve worked with developers to bring you over 50 great touch-enabled games to play right now with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta). In addition to Minecraft dungeons, Xbox Touch controls are available with Sea of thieves, Gears 5, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Kill the towerand many more games.
Here is a link to the full list of titles: Xbox Game Pass Library | Xbox
New Xbox Game Pass experience on your Xbox console
Playing with your friends just got easier with Xbox Game Pass on your console. A new section labeled “Play With Friends” will appear in Game Pass when people on your friends list are playing any of the games in Xbox Game Pass. You can either jump straight into a connectable multiplayer session or start installing the games your friends are playing!
In case you missed it
Genesis Noir ((ID @ Xbox) – Now available with cloud
A noir adventure across time and space. When a love triangle turns into a bitter confrontation between cosmic beings, you witness a shot fired by a jealous god – also known as the Big Bang. Jump into the expanding universe and look for a way to destroy creation and save your love.
Octopath Traveler – Now available with the cloud
Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Playing eight roles. Embark on an epic journey through the vast and wondrous world of Orsterra and discover the fascinating stories of each of the eight travelers. Use each character’s special abilities in and out of combat and make decisions to shape your path.
DLC / game updates
Between us: The Airship Update (PC) – Available now
Prepare for the cheater, but beware of him. Hop on the latest Between us Map: the airship! Now work together on the biggest map yet for 4 to 10 players in local and online multiplayer to carry out the biggest plan. Whether this counts as a crewmate or an impostor is another question. Free hats, new assignments, and even more emergency meetings!
Gears 5: Free Batista as Marcus Skin – Available until April 12th
Call everyone Gears 5 Wrestling fans! Get the Batista as a Marcus skin for free from the in-game store for this week only. Previously released for use in campaigns, the Batista can now be equipped as a Marcus skin in Versus and Horde modes.
Grounded Photo Mode Update – Available Now
This update brings the first iteration of Photo Mode available in single player games. This allows players to show their creativity and share pictures from their lives in the backyard. Along with new content and features, this update helps pave the way for more!
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Season 6 – April 7th
The free update for season 6 for Halo: The Master Chief Collection starts April 7th! Enjoy new content like Halo 3 Armor, vehicle and weapon skins inspired by the Halo: Fireteam Raven Arcade game alongside over 100 additional seasonal rewards.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks
Visit the Perks Gallery on your Xbox Series X | S or Xbox One consoles, the Xbox app on Windows 10 PCs, or the Xbox Game Pass app for iOS and Android to receive the following rewards:
Sea of thieves: Ocean Crawler Bundle – Available now
Request the Ocean Crawler Cosmetic Package for your character and your ship, including the Ocean Crawler jacket and hat, the matching figurehead and sails, and a win of 10,000 gold!
Gems of War:: Legendary Starter Pack for Shadow Dragon – available now
The Legendary Starter Pack by Shadow Dragon is available now through Perks and contains the Shadow Dragon, the legendary weapon “Order and Chaos”, 10 legendary bars and 1500 souls.
Phantasy Star Online 2: April Member Pack – 7th of April
Grab the April Membership Pack that includes Triboosts, EXP, Coins, and more!
Apex Legends: Have Weapons of Faith Charms – April 8th
Show the competition what you’re made of with your new Have Faith Weapon Charm brought to you by EA Play! Equip your favorite weapon with it and fight for fame, fame and fortune in style.
Spell break: Chapter 2 Passed – April 8th
Join the Order of the Vowbreakers and uncover the secrets of the catastrophic fracture! As an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, you will receive a free Chapter 2 Pass that allows you to unlock 50 levels of rewards, gold, and exclusive cosmetics. Can you complete the chapter and unlock the Vowguard Inquisitor?
Xbox Game Pass Quests
The April quests kick off today with an Easter Egg theme that runs throughout the month! Keep your eyes peeled while you play your favorite games. Claim the points you earn from quests and redeem them to use on Xbox gift cards and more.
Check out these selected monthly quests that will earn you Double Points starting today!
- Forza Horizon 4 – 150 points: Earn 7,000 Influence.
- PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds – 150 points: Play 2 games.
- Alien Isolation – 150 points: Spend 5 minutes successfully avoiding alien detection.
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – 150 points: Find 2 Skyshards or have 3 Alliance against Alliance kills.
It’s time to say goodbye to the following games that will be leaving the Xbox Game Pass library on April 15th, as well as a number of EA Play games removed from the playlist on April 16. You know the exercise, be sure to show these games some love before they go (call all performance hunters here)!
If you want to keep the fun going, your Game Pass member discount can save up to 20% on games that leave the Game Pass library, while Ultimate and PC members save up to 10% on EA Play games can.
- Save us the moon (Console and PC)
- Gato Roboto (Console and PC)
- Wargroove (Console and PC)
April 16 (EA Play)
- Madden 15th (Console)
- Madden 16 (Console)
- Madden 17th (Console)
- Madden 18th (Console)
- Madden 25 (Console)
- NHL 18th (Console)
- NHL 19th (Console)
Starting April with games you can touch on the ground here, quests for games you can drive, perks for games you can sail – we get games in all possible places. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, get your first month for $ 1 and don’t miss any of these games. Find us on Twitter and Instagramand we’ll be back with more games this month!