Microsoft has now announced the first batch of games leaving Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass in December. In total, 11 games will drop out of the service, including Dragon Quest XI: S Echoes of an Elusive Age, Firewatch, and Lake.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Breathedge, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, Firewatch, Lake, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4, Neoverse, Race with Ryan, Record of Lodoss War -Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth-, EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR (via EA Play), and Transformers: Battlegrounds, will all leave Game Pass on December 15th.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a cooperative third-person survival game set in the iconic Alien Universe. Battle through hordes of different types of Xenomorph, customize your character and gear, and level-up as you try to contain this ever-growing threat.
Survive in outer space! Together with your immortal chicken, discover the truth behind your sudden spaceship crash. Craft tools, pilot vehicles, and even control space stations to survive and explore the wreckage.
A massive space hearse suffers a wreck in the deep space, leaving the area filled with debris, coffins, dead passengers and yourself. Survive in this interstellar dump, uncover a global conspiracy, save the princess and don’t break your fingers while using the controller as you travel around the world.
It took a long time for our ancestors to develop because they had no electrical tape. You have it and you know how to use it. With this magical artifact, you can create a vast variety of useless objects and throw them out of the airlock! There are also many useful items to be created, but be careful as this may result in completing the game.
Dragon Quest XI: S Echoes of an Elusive Age
The Definitive Edition includes the critically acclaimed DRAGON QUEST XI, plus additional scenarios, orchestral soundtrack, 2D mode and more! Whether you are a longtime fan or a new adventurer, this is the ultimate DQXI experience. You are the Luminary, a hunted Hero who must uncover the mystery of his fate with the aid of a charismatic band of adventurers.
Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness.
It’s 1986 – Meredith Weiss takes a break from her career in the big city to deliver mail in her hometown. How will she experience two weeks in beautiful Providence Oaks, with its iconic lake and quirky community? And what will she do next? It’s up to you.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4 is the latest evolution of PIRATE WARRIORS action!
Based on the concept of “experiencing a real ONE PIECE battlefield,” buildings will come crashing down during the action and attacks will throw up smoke and dust, placing you in the thick of the ONE PIECE world!
NEOVERSE is a time warping multiverse game consisting of thrilling adventures that are packed with great and exciting challenges; combining roguelite, deck building, strategy gameplay all in one. It puts your skills to the test. Set off on an adventure with unique heroes to save the living realms regardless of time and space.
“Be the savior of Neoverse”
-Create your own Strategy with 300 cards and over 100 skills
-Choose from 3 charismatic characters, each with their own unique abilities and specialities.
-Over 70 types of Monsters that need to be defeated in order to save the world, each with their different patterns
-Multiple skill Combinations for each Hero
-Master challenging levels for more Sophisticated Gamers
“Start your journey across time and space to save Neoverse”
-Experience Different combinations by using new cards each time you play
-Your future destinations will depend on every decisions you make
-Plots and enemies dodging over the past, the future and beyond are legendary tales yet to be told.
“Endless gaming experience”
-Strategy Customization is key to saving the Neoverse
-Auto-draw system for remaining cards
-Weave your talent tree and create your own skill combination
-Switch between various gear options to master your game
“Become who you want to be”
-Unlock the DLC and have even more fun throughout the Neoverse
-Customize your character to merge into your unique role as a Hero
“Transcend Time and Space by becoming a time traveling Hero”
Immerse yourself on your journey through Neoverse, your problems, your joy – all these things become one, and you will find yourself transcended to the future.
Race with Ryan
Ryan’s World has come to life, and it’s every bit as colorful, fun and fast as you imagined. So pick a racer, head to one of six magical locations, and step on the gas to show your friends and family who the fastest racer really is.
Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
A 2D Metroidvania-style game developed under the supervision of Ryo Mizuno, depicting the story of Deedlit and the events leading up to Record of Lodoss War: Diadem of the Covenant. Use a variety of weapons and spirit powers to unravel the mystery of the labyrinth.
EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
BUMBLEBEE and the Autobots have a new commander – you. Assemble your squad and roll out for battle against the Decepticons… and team up in local multiplayer!
We have a fair few quick and easy completions here that you may want to knock out before they drop out of the service. Firewatch, Lake, and Race with Ryan all have easy achievement lists that won’t take you long at all to complete. For those looking for a challenge, look no further than Breathedge, Neoverse, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Dragon Quest XI: S Echoes of an Elusive Age, and Record of Lodoss War -Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth — all of these either have high overall TA ratios or take a very long time to complete. If you’re an Ultimate subscriber and you’re eyeing up EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, just be aware that this game does have two discontinued achievements.
Microsoft has also announced the next batch of games coming to Game Pass, which includes the excellent Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Maybe The Skywalker Saga could squeeze its way onto our best games on Game Pass list?
Do you need to complete any of these before they drop out of Game Pass? Let us know what you’ll be working on down in the comments.