Microsoft has recently revealed its Xbox Game Pass January 2023 Games lineup.
The games that will arrive on the service will include a couple of beloved JRPG classics as well as a recent hunting game of monstrous proportions. And as usual, the games on Game Pass will be available on Cloud, Console, and PC.
In a recent tweet, the Xbox Game Pass teased the following games that are coming soon:
- Monster Hunter Rise
- Persona 3 Portable
- Persona 4 Golden
Xbox Game Pass January 2023 Games Coming Soon
Persona 3 Portable – January 19
If I say there’s an hour “hidden” between one day and the next… would you believe me? Master the power of the hearth, Persona, and uncover the tragic truth of the Dark Hour. Experience the iconic, critically acclaimed RPG that reinvented the Persona series!
Persona 4 Golden – January 19
Experience a coming-of-age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders. The world-renowned Persona 4 Golden promises unforgettable adventures, meaningful bonds, and heartwarming experiences shared together with friends.
Monster Hunter Rise – January 20
The critically acclaimed action-RPG series returns! Set in the Japanese folklore-inspired land of Kamura, players will team up to battle fearsome monsters, craft a wide variety of gear, and prevent the world from falling into calamity. Rise to the challenge and join the hunt!
Oh, and in case you weren’t aware, the following games have been up on the service for a while now.
Update: (The following games have been added to the list of games releasing for January 16 to 20.)
Re:Call – January 17
An enthralling adventure told inside memories. Navigate through the recollections of a quirky cast of characters and mold their destiny.
Wings of Bluestar – January 18
As mankind faces the remnants of a mysterious artificial intelligence, it’s up to trainee pilot Aya and veteran ace Zarak to investigate the resurgent threat against free space. Along the way, these defenders of peace will need to confront their past and learn more about themselves before they can uncover the truth of their enemies.
Graze Counter GM – January 19 (Optimized for Xbox Series X|S)
A refreshing and highly re-playable bull hell style shooter that pushes you to play dangerously. “Graze” past enemy bullets to charge your Graze Counter, then unleash it upon your enemies as a highly deadly attack! Ride the razor’s edge of life and death in this high-risk high-regard danger-oriented arcade style shooting game.
A Space for the Unbound – January 19
A slice-of-life adventure game with beautiful pixel art set in the late ’90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers. When a mysterious supernatural power is suddenly unleashed threatening their existence, they must explore and investigate their town to uncover hidden secrets, face the end of the world, and perhaps learn more about each other.
Tortuga – A Pirate’s Tale – January 19 (Optimized for Xbox Series X|S / Smart Delivery
Raid and voyage in the Caribbean; engage in tactical naval battles; parley with pirate legends, and more in Tortuga – A Pirate’s Tale. Being a pirate is not your fault, but it is your responsibility! Take action to relieve the Spanish, Dutch, French, and English colonies from their burden of drowning in riches. But be wary! Unless you are sure you are the biggest fish in the sea, don’t venture out too early or too far from your trusted hometown port.
Omega Bot – January 20
As the OmegaBot, dodge metallic dangers, acquire powerful weapons, and blast your way through a ravaged world full of deadly machines. Avoid various traps and deadly obstacles by using your weapons and abilities. Make your way through metallic forests, ruins of futuristic cities, and other environments. Step away from the beaten path to find hidden secrets and maybe even new friends who will help you vanquish the curse that has stricken the land.
Xbox Game Pass Titles Available Right Now
Take the role of a plane crash survivor stranded somewhere in the Pacific. Experience terrifying encounters both above and below an endless environment. Come face to face with some of the most life-threatening scenarios that will result in a unique experience each time you play.
Valheim: Mistlands Biome Update (PC)
It’s time to pick up your Viking shield once more and set sail for the Mistlands! Valheim’s latest biome update promises new ways of both building and fighting, but you’d better make sure to stay on your guard as there are many new dangers as well…
Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition
Making a return to the Game Pass library, Mortal Shell is a deep action RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. Your adversaries space no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness, precision, and instincts. Possess lost warriors, track down hidden sanctums of the devout, and face formidable foes.
Titles Leaving Xbox Game Pass Soon
The following games are set to leave the service in a few days (on January 15, 2023, to be specific). You can use your membership discount to save up to 20% on any games you want to keep on Cloud, Console, and PC.
- Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- Nobody Saves the World
- The Anacrusis (Game Preview)
- We Happy Few
- Winjammers 2
How to Get Xbox Game Pass on PC
There are ways to get Xbox Game Pass on PC. First, it’s to subscribe to Game Pass Ultimate. The second way is to purchase Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $16.99/month or Xbox Games Pass for PC for $11.99/month. For best value, Microsoft is offering the service for $1 for the first month as a trial run.
How to Access Game Pass Games on PC
The most user-friendly way to find games on Game Pass is through the Xbox app.
- Step 1: Download the new Xbox app on the Microsoft Store. Only supported on Windows 10 or 11.
- Step 2: Log in with your Microsoft account
The second method is through the Microsoft Store.
- Step 1: Open the Microsoft Store. (Should be there by default on most Windows PC.)
- Step 2: From the Store page, select “Library” to see all the games that you own.