Grand Theft Auto V, MLB The Show 21, NHL 21, and more head to Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass April 2021 first wave of games

The games that Xbox Game Pass subscribers can look forward to receiving in the first half of April was revealed today by Microsoft. The incoming experiences include Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox consoles, with the Rockstar title returning for a second stint in the subscription program following its removal in May last year.

Sports fans can also look forward to Sony San Diego Studio's MLB The Show 21 and Electronic Art's NHL 21 (via EA Play) this month.

Here are all the incoming games and platforms they are landing on:

  • Grand Theft Auto V (Cloud and Console) – April 8
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 8
  • Disneyland Adventures (Cloud) – April 8
  • Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure (Cloud) – April 8
  • NHL 21 (Console) EA Play – April 12
  • Rain on Your Parade (Cloud, Console, and PC) – April 15
  • Pathway (PC) – April 15
  • MLB The Show 21 (Cloud and Console) – April 20

Several games are being removed from the subscription soon as well, with a majority of them being older generation sports games from EA's catalog. Here's everything that's leaving:

April 15

  • Deliver Us the Moon (Console and PC)
  • Gato Roboto (Console and PC)
  • Wargroove (Console and PC)

April 16 (EA Play)

  • Madden 15 (Console)
  • Madden 16 (Console)
  • Madden 17 (Console)
  • Madden 18 (Console)
  • Madden 25 (Console)
  • NHL 18 (Console)
  • NHL 19 (Console)

Moreover, Microsoft recently enabled cloud play for a range of classic Xbox and Xbox 360 titles from the Xbox Backward Compatibility program. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can now play the initial batch of games, including Banjo-Kazooie, Fable II, Fallout: New Vegas, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Viva Piñata, and others, on Android phones and tablets.

With the first wave out of the way, expect another round of games to be announced for Xbox Game Pass across Xbox consoles and PC in around two weeks. Going by previous occurrences, there may be some stealth drops along the way as well.

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