Xbox Game Pass added more than $6,300 of games in 2021

Xbox Game Pass 2021: Master Chief can be seen overlooking the Zeta Halo Ring.

Xbox Game Pass has had a cracking year and everyone, including us, is in agreement that the value of the service has skyrocketed this year. Xbox Games Studios games like Halo Infinite, Psychonauts 2, and Forza Horizon 5 gave the service a premium sheen, while third-party franchises pulled in new subscribers. But, what is the worth of all the games added to Game Pass this year? What kind of value are you actually getting for a year’s worth of Game Pass?

We have done some calculations based on all the additions to the PC and console libraries of Xbox Game Pass and found the total of everything added to the service in 2021 to be $6,317.35 (roughly £4,780). This number is based on the base price of each game on the Microsoft Store.

The month which offered the most value was March 2021, where almost two dozen Bethesda games were added to the service after Microsoft acquired the publisher and its developers. The total value of March’s Game Pass additions is $964.67 (around £730).

Speaking of Bethesda, with 30 games added from the publisher this year, the total of all of them came to $604.71, just under 10% of the value of 2021’s entire additions to the library.

The month which added the least value was April 2021, with all the games totalling $330.91. But, the service never offered less than that each month, which is pretty impressive when you put that figure next to the $14.99 you’ll pay for Game Pass Ultimate.

These numbers really put into perspective just how unbelievable a deal right now Microsoft is offering right now, and the overall value of Game Pass will surely increase next year with what it’s got lined up.

We have loved playing through Game Pass games this year and covering the library as it changes and adds new games. The Loadout team even used the Cloud service available with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to explore the stunning Forza Horizon 5 when we finally all met for the first time in the office, while our consoles were sitting in our homes.

The functionality of the service is strong and 2022 will hopefully continue to strengthen its library in addition to adding key Xbox titles like Starfield and Redfall. But as you head into your Holiday break you can sit back and relax with the knowledge that you saved a ridiculous amount of money this year by subscribing.

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The functionality of the service is strong and 2022 will hopefully continue to strengthen its library in addition to adding key Xbox titles like Starfield and Redfall. But as you head into your Holiday break you can sit back and relax with the knowledge that you saved a ridiculous amount of money this year by subscribing.

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