Xbox Game Pass new games August 2021: what’s coming and leaving soon

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Xbox Game Pass has unveiled and confirmed the first group of new games coming to the service in August 2021, alongside announcing which games will be leaving the service as well.

This month’s additions are headlined by Hades, the critically acclaimed roguelike which will be making its console debut on August 13. Another day one launch is Annapurna Interactive‘s 12 Minutes, which arrives a little later in the month, as well as Art of Rally which offers a stylised driving experience. Of course, Psychonauts 2 also lands on the August 25, which will be Double Fine’s first game under the banner of Xbox Game Studios.

Beyond those games, the line-up is rounded out with a number of indie games joining the list that are beloved by players and critics, as well as a lot of racing games joining via EA Play that will be available this month.

Here are all the changes coming to Xbox Game Pass in August 2021.

Xbox Game Pass August 2021 Confirmed Games

The games coming to Xbox Game Pass in August 2021 are:

  • Curse Of The Dead Gods – August 5 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Dodgeball Academia – August 5 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll – August 5 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Lumines Remastered – August 5 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Skate (EA Play)- August 5 (Console)
  • Skate 3 (EA Play) – August 5 (Cloud)
  • Starmancer (Game Preview) – August 5 (PC)
  • DiRT 4 (EA Play) – August 10 (Console, PC)
  • DiRT Rally (EA Play) – August 10 (Console, PC)
  • DiRT Rally 2.0 (EA Play) – August 10 (Console, PC)
  • F1 2020 [EA Play] – August 10 (Console, PC)
  • GRID [EA Play] – August 10 (Console, PC)
  • Library Of Ruina – August 10 (Console, Cloud)
  • Boyfriend Dungeon – August 11 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Art Of Rally – August 12 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Hades – August 13 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Humankind – August 17 (PC)
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition – August 17 (PC)
  • 12 Minutes – August 19 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Recompile – August 19 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Train Sim World 2 – August 19 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Psychonauts 2 – August 25 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Myst – August 26 (Console, PC, Cloud)

XBOX GAME PASS AUGUST 2021 Removed Games

Microsoft has announced a number of games which will be leaving in August, including some big triple-A titles. These titles are:

  • Grand Theft Auto V – August 8 (Console, Cloud)
  • Ape Out – August 15 (PC)
  • Crossing Souls – August 15 (PC)
  • Darksiders Genesis – August 15 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Don’t Starve – August 15 (Console, PC)
  • Final Fantasy VII – August 15 (Console, PC)
  • Train Sim World 2020 – August 15 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Blair Witch – August 31 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Double Kick Heroes – August 31 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • NBA 2K21 – August 31 (Cloud and Console)
  • Stranger Things 3: The Game – August 31 (Cloud, Console, and PC)

There you go. Be sure to stay tuned later in the month for another drop of games which will help fill out the final weeks of the month’s line-up.

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