Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Titles for September Includes Onrush, Quantum Break and Halo 4K

Written by Stuart Thomas on Sat, Sep 1, 2018 12:07 PM
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Microsoft has laid its cards on the table for the upcoming month of Xbox Game Pass titles, and it’s a bit of a belting collection. For those out of the loop, Xbox Game Pass is a Netflix-like subscription service wherein users have access to a growing library of games for as long as their subscription lasts. The downside is that games can slide off out of the service, but it’s steadily expanded from 100 titles at launch to just over 200 now.

For September, Microsoft has unveiled quite a blockbuster list. All of these games are dropping today, bar Onrush which lands on September 5th.

The Halo collection is probably one of the most anticipated games to hit Game Pass. It launched about three years back but was besieged by issues. Microsoft and 343 Industries have knuckled down and fixed it though, pushing Halo: The Master Chief Collection at the same time as a major update that adds 4K UHD and HDR support. It’s a one-stop shop for playing the first four Halo games with full online support and matchmaking.

Quantum Break you’re probably all familiar with. This was Remedy’s slightly iffy attempt at marrying third-person shooting with a TV drama. It works, to a degree, but it’s not among Remedy’s finest efforts.

Probably the biggest surprise though is Codemasters’ Onrush. This arcade racer was created by many of the Motorstorm devs and arrived as a $60 release back in June. Suffice to say, getting Onrush rolled into Xbox Game Pass is quite the coup, and dunks on both PlayStation Plus and Xbox Games With Gold from quite a height.

Sadly, the games which are actually playable on PC are few and far between, although we’re hopeful Microsoft can even the scales somewhat in the coming months.

What are your thoughts on the new Xbox Game Pass offerings from Microsoft? At £8 a month do you think there’s value to be found here?

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10:44 Sep-03-2018

Hey why no mention of Shadow Warrior in the title? That game is awesome!
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13:01 Sep-01-2018

HELLOOOOO! MICROSOFT! WHERE'S OUR HALO 4 MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION FOR THE PC? I'VE BOUGHT YOUR CRAPPY WINDOWS 10 SO THAT I COULD START PLAYING HALO 4 MCC. YET 3 YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE YOUR LAST HALO GAME ON XBOX. WHERE'S THE PC VERSION?!?!?

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16:46 Sep-01-2018

Probably better to send this over on their twitter and facebook channels, if anything :D

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12:40 Sep-01-2018

Nice Move Microsoft. Not that any other console makers are listening cough Sony cough.

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16:46 Sep-02-2018

Sony has been giving away games with PS+ since 2014...

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09:38 Sep-04-2018

Yeah but that service isn't even close to what Xbox Game Pass does. Sony may be the market leader this generation but if they keep their attitude up of not allowing cross-play and other not-so-gamer firendly practices, we could see a turnaround in next gen console sales.
I do support SONY for their awesome single player development efforts though.

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