Xbox Game Pass Core to launch with 36 games today! Forza Horizon 4, Halo 5, Fallout 4 and more; check list

Microsoft has announced it will be launching the Xbox Game Pass Core today, offering multiplayer functionality and select titles from the Game Pass library such as Forza Horizon 4, Halo 5, Fallout 4, Gears 5, and more.

| Updated on: Sep 14 2023, 13:50 IST
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Forza Horizon 4
1/5 Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels - The favorite racing game of the year, this latest edition of the Forza line-up has been specially enhanced for Xbox Series X/S. With photorealistic graphics, authentic sounds, a life-like environment, and immense detailing, it sets the tone for next-gen gaming. Gear up for a thrilling ride.  (Microsoft)
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2/5 Elden Ring - This is the latest action-RPG by FromSoftware. Make your way across the lands ruled by Queen Marika as you fight through the world of monsters in a bid to collect all the Great Runes and become Elden Lord.  (PlayStation)
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3/5 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II – The game is being considered one of the best launches in the history of Activision Blizzard and Infinity Ward’s FPS saga. It only borrows the name from the 2009 game, and features an all-new storyline with familiar faces of the Task Force 141 returning.  (Activision Blizzard)
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4/5 Microsoft Flight Simulator - Fly anywhere from the comfort of your home. Test your piloting skills while flying light planes, wide-body jets, and dynamic atmospheres in the 40th anniversary edition of Flight Sim celebrated this year. The world is at your fingertips in this game with over 37 thousand airports, 2 million cities, 1.5 billion buildings, and much more.  (Microsoft)
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5/5 Halo Infinite - A thrilling return to a much-loved series, Halo Infinite brings to fans everything they love about the game in a fresh and inventive way. While it does revisit its roots, it's a whole lot more fun to play. Having shifted to an open-world map, it offers much more movement in combat set against an expansive playground with ample variety, and a list of activities.  (Microsoft)
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Forza Horizon 4 will be coming to Xbox Game Pass Core, among other games. (Xbox)

Microsoft in July announced that it was relaunching the Xbox Live Gold, its online subscription service that allows players to play multiplayer games, as Xbox Game Pass Core. it will finally be launched today, and it not only gives players access to multiplayer features but also free games. For the unaware, Microsoft has another subscription service for the Xbox called Xbox Game Pass that features a vast library of games that players can play without having to purchase each one separately, along with day-one access to new games. Xbox's most popular subscription is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which offers a catalog of more than 400 Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox games as well as access to day-one releases.

Microsoft Game Pass Core

With Xbox Game Pass Core, Microsoft has announced that it is combining the multiplayer functionality of Xbox Live which debuted in 2002 with the original Xbox, with the features of Xbox Game Pass. Unlike the Xbox Game Pass which offers a catalog of more than 400 Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox games as well as access to day-one releases, the Xbox Game Pass Core will offer select titles from the Game Pass library to players, along with multiplayer features.

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Microsoft initially announced a list of 25 games in July that would be available with the Xbox Game Pass Core on launch. However, it has now revealed a full list of 36 games that are coming to Xbox Game Pass Core and will be available to play starting today. These games include Fallout 4, Elder Scrolls Online, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Vampire Survivors, Stardew Valley, and more.

Games coming to Xbox Game Pass Core on launch

Among Us



Dead Cells


Dishonored 2

DOOM Eternal Standard Edition

Fable Anniversary

Fallout 4

Fallout 76


Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition

Gang Beasts

Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition

Golf with your Friends


Halo 5: Guardians

Halo Wars 2

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Human Fall Flat



Ori & the Will of the Wisps

Overcooked! 2

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

Powerwash Simulator

Psychonauts 2

Slay the Spire

Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition

Stardew Valley

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition


The Elder Scrolls Online

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge


Vampire Survivors

Additionally, Xbox Game Pass Core will also offer exclusive member deals & discounts, and the game library will be updated 2-3 times a year. The Xbox Game Pass Core will cost $9.99 a month in the US, and existing Xbox Live Gold subscribers do not need to do anything, as their account will automatically be migrated to the Xbox Game Pass Core service.

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First Published Date: 14 Sep, 13:49 IST