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Xbox Game Pass August 2021 additions and removals

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Xbox Game Pass August 2021 additions and removals are starting to come through, and this post gathers them all throughout the month. Here’s what you can expect on both Xbox Game Pass for PC, console and Android Cloud Streaming.

Don’t forget that those subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate have access to both programs alongside access to the EA Play Vault as well. Select regions also have access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Cloud Streaming on Android devices.

We’ll be adding to the lists below as more games are revealed.

Xbox Game Pass for Console (Xbox One, Xbox Series) additions and removals

Additions

  • Curse of the Dead Gods: 5 August
  • Dodgeball Academia: 5 August
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll: 5 August
  • Lumines Remastered: 5 August
  • Art of Rally: 12 August
  • Hades: 13 August
  • Recompile: 19 August
  • Train Sim World 2021: 19 August
  • Twelve Minutes: 19 August
  • Quake: 19 August
  • Psychonauts 2: 25 August
  • Myst: 26 August

Note: Xbox ANZ has confirmed that Lumines Remastered will not be available via Xbox Game Pass in both Australia and New Zealand. We’ve asked for further comment on the matter.

Removals

  • Grand Theft Auto 5: 8 August
  • Darksiders Genesis: 15 August
  • Don’t Starve: 15 August
  • Final Fantasy VII: 15 August
  • Train Sim World 2020: 15 August
  • Blair Witch: 31 August
  • Double Kick Heroes: 31 August
  • NBA 2K21: 31 August
  • Stranger Things 3 The Game: 31 August

Xbox Game Pass for PC additions and removals

Additions

  • Curse of the Dead Gods: 5 August
  • Dodgeball Academia: 5 August
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll: 5 August
  • Lumines Remastered: 5 August
  • Starmancer (Game Preview): 5 August
  • Art of Rally: 12 August
  • Hades: 13 August
  • Humankind: 17 August
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection Premium Edition: 17 August
  • Recompile: 19 August
  • Train Sim World 2021: 19 August
  • Twelve Minutes: 19 August
  • Quake: 19 August
  • Quake 2: 19 August
  • Quake 3 Arena: 19 August
  • Psychonauts 2: 25 August
  • Myst: 26 August

Note: Xbox ANZ has confirmed that Lumines Remastered will not be available via Xbox Game Pass in both Australia and New Zealand. We’ve asked for further comment on the matter.

Removals

  • Ape Out: 15 August
  • Crossing Souls: 15 August
  • Darksiders Genesis: 15 August
  • Don’t Starve: 15 August
  • Final Fantasy VII: 15 August
  • Train Sim World 2020: 15 August
  • Blair Witch: 31 August
  • Double Kick Heroes: 31 August
  • Stranger Things 3 The Game: 31 August

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Cloud Streaming for Android additions and removals

Additions

  • Curse of the Dead Gods: 5 August
  • Dodgeball Academia: 5 August
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll: 5 August
  • Lumines Remastered: 5 August
  • Skate: 5 August (EA Play)
  • Art of Rally: 12 August
  • Hades: 13 August
  • Recompile: 19 August
  • Train Sim World 2021: 19 August
  • Twelve Minutes: 19 August
  • Psychonauts 2: 25 August
  • Myst: 26 August

Note: Xbox ANZ has confirmed that Lumines Remastered will not be available via Xbox Game Pass in both Australia and New Zealand. We’ve asked for further comment on the matter.

Removals

  • Grand Theft Auto 5: 8 August
  • Darksiders Genesis: 15 August
  • Don’t Starve: 15 August
  • Train Sim World 2020: 15 August
  • Blair Witch: 31 August
  • Double Kick Heroes: 31 August
  • NBA 2K21: 31 August
  • Stranger Things 3 The Game: 31 August

Xbox Game Pass additions post-July 2021

  • Aragami 2: 17 September
  • Sable: 23 September
  • Back 4 Blood: 12 October
  • Age of Empires 4: 12 October
  • Forza Horizon 5: 9 November
  • Shredders: December 2021
  • Halo Infinite: 2021

We’ll continue to this list as more is known. Until that time, what do you make of Xbox Game Pass in August 2021?


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