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Superb spaceship scrapper among Xbox Game Pass games leaving in March

From scrapping ships in outer space to barrelling down a snowy mountain, don’t miss out on the great collection of Xbox Game Pass games leaving in March.

Xbox Game Pass Games leaving March 2024: A split image with the Xbox Game Pass logo on the left and an astronaut from Hardspace Shipbreaker on the right.

11/03/2024 Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is no longer leaving Xbox Game Pass in March 2024, following an official update.

Xbox Game Pass is constantly adding great new games for you to enjoy with your subscription. Unfortunately, new additions also mean other titles are leaving the service. In fact, Xbox’s subscription is losing some unexpectedly engrossing games in March 2024. from scrapping ships to snowboarding. Thankfully though, it no longer includes the must-play RPG Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered.

While the new Xbox Game Pass games are shaping up to be a tasty treat, especially with three day-one launches, the Game Pass games leaving in March 2024 are unfortunately here to balance the scales. On Friday, March 15, Hardspace: Shipbreaker and Shredders are leaving the Xbox subscription service.

While we’ve no doubt that these games have gone under the radar for many, they’re among the best Xbox games out there for those who jive with what they have to offer. Hardspace is a deceptively simple spaceship-scrapping sim. While you’re deconstructing ships using unique tools, you’ll quickly realize that you’re in over your head. Meanwhile, the oddly satisfying scrapping is meditative in its own right. Shredders, on the other hand, goes all in on snowboarding, an unfortunately small genre nowadays. From careening down snow-topped mountains to grinding down rails or leaping over gaps, Shredders is a blast – and one of the best sports games.

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If you find yourself in a rush to beat them, then it’s worth knowing how long of a trek you’re in for. Hardspace is a somewhat manageable 30 hours, though it’s not necessary to see it all the way through as it’s not exactly a story-driven experience. Similarly, Shredders is incredibly bitesize, letting you hop in and out and put the game down when you’ve had enough. Nevertheless, if you want to beat these games before they leave, you’d best start right now.

Worried you won’t be able to beat them in time? Keep in mind that, you can currently save 20% on each of these games if you want to keep them once they leave Game Pass.

Thankfully, following an update to the Xbox Wire blog post, Microsoft has confirmed that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered – one of the best RPG games – is not leaving alongside the other two games. When first published, this Studio Ghibli-inspired RPG was set to leave too. While no reason was given for this surprise reversal, it’s likely the clock is still ticking for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, so we recommend you check it out too, just in case. After all, it does take a whopping 50 hours to beat on average, so there’s no time like the present.

As always, there are already lots of new Xbox games vying for your attention, as well as the stacked Xbox Game Pass games list to chip away, including this gorgeous RPG recently added as well as this No Man’s Sky rival.

Once you’ve raced through the collection of games leaving Game Pass in March, why not check out the best Xbox Game Pass games for your next adventure? Otherwise, find out all about how new Call of Duty games will come to Game Pass on day one, expanding your library even more. If only we had time to play through everything.