In just six days, Xbox Game Pass adds one of the highest-rated games to date. With the recent and successful launch of PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Premium – which are developing the PS Plus formula into a mix of Xbox Game Pass and Nintendo Switch Online – there is more pressure on Microsoft to boost Xbox Game Pass with less stuffing and more high-quality gaming. To that end, next week it is set to add a game containing 93 games on Metacritic and widely considered among the best games of the previous console generation.
The game in question was released back on June 29, 2016. At the time of its release, it was actually an Xbox One exclusive but has since become for PC, PS4, Mac, Nintendo Switch and mobile phones. If you haven’t yet connected the dots, the game in question is inside From Playdead’s Decorated Studio. A successor to the equally great 2010 game LimboAnd the inside It is widely considered one of the best games of 2016. At the Game Awards that year, it was nominated for Game of the Year, Best Art Direction, Best Feature Film, Best Music/Sound Design, and Best Independent Game. It won Best Art Design and Best Indie Game.
An official announcement for the game reads, “A lone stalker, a boy who finds himself drawn into the middle of a dark project.” “inside It is a dark, narrative-driven platform game that combines intense action and challenging puzzles. It has been critically acclaimed for its choppy art style, ambient soundtrack, and unsettling atmosphere.”
inside It is set to be added to Xbox Game Pass on July 29. When added, it will be available for purchase to all subscribers at a 20 percent discount. As for when it will be added, we don’t know. Microsoft never provides this information, and this time is no exception.
Xbox Game Pass is available across PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. Standard tier subscription services run for $10 per month. Meanwhile, the premium tier – Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – runs at $15 per month. For an extra $5 a month or $60 a year, you get access to the EA Play library, Xbox Live Gold, and a variety of limited-time offers.
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