Alongside announcing the October Games with Gold as well as keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One, Microsoft also revealed the games heading to its Xbox Game Pass subscription program today. Although there's quite a number of hits arriving to the program on October 1, Forza Horizon 4's introduction on October 2 dwarfs their impact by quite a bit.
Head over here to see what Neowin's Usama Jawad thought of the Microsoft platform exclusive racer in his review, where he granted it an impressive 9.5/10 score.
And here are the seven new titles incoming to the Xbox Game Pass in October, adding onto the over 150 games already available in the program:
Dynamic seasons change everything at the world’s greatest automotive festival. Go it alone or team up with others to explore beautiful and historic Britain in a shared open world. Collect, modify and drive over 450 cars. Race, stunt, create and explore – choose your own path to become a Horizon Superstar.
Europe, 1960. The tide of World War II has been turned using a new kind of mysterious, advanced technology. Using unrelenting force and intimidation, a ruthless world power has brought even the most powerful of nations to their knees. The regime now dominates the globe with an iron fist. You are B.J. Blazkowicz, the American war hero. You are the only man capable of rewriting history.
In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age. The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival; with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised underground. Having never ventured beyond the city limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat.
Westerado: Double Barreled is Ostrich Banditos’ homage to Spaghetti Westerns about dirty pasts, consequences and taking a hold of your future. When your family is murdered by a mysterious desperado, you set out into the world to take revenge. Take control of your own fate and that of others, all using your trusty shooting iron. If words aren’t enough to persuade a character, draw your revolver and see what happens. You can shoot whomever, whenever you like. Be an outlaw or a saint, explore the open world, meet a varied cast of characters and decide how you want your revenge story to unfold.
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures takes the fun and creative construction of LEGO and combines it with the wits, daring and non-stop action from the original cinematic adventures that enthralled audiences everywhere.
When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Sequin Land, it’s up to Half-Genie Hero Shantae to save the day! Use Shantae’s devastating Hair-Whip Attack to send monsters flying, or Belly Dance to transform her into more powerful forms! Topple the masterminds behind each criminal caper and prepare for the ultimate showdown against Shantae’s arch nemesis - the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots!
Split/Second is an intense arcade racing game set within the universe of a mega-budget, prime-time reality TV show. Contestants race to be the 1st across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. The city is rigged to blow and you’re in control of the action – bridges will fall, buildings will be reduced to clouds of dust and cars blown to pieces - devastating explosions will decimate your rivals and rip apart the track…
The Xbox Game Pass subscription comes in at $9.99 per month. First-time subscribers can also make use of the 14-day trial to try the service out. Moreover, Microsoft is currently offering a bundle where an annual subscription of the program as well as copies of Forza Horizon 3, and Forza Motorsport 7 can be had for $99.
Meanwhile, keep in mind that the Game Pass is also available to those on Windows 10 PCs, but only games with Xbox Play Anywhere capabilities can be accessed. This does mean that Forza Horizon 4 can be played using the Xbox Game Pass on Windows 10 PCs.