Xbox Game Pass (August 2021): All Confirmed and Removed Games

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Xbox Game Pass is arguably the best deal in gaming, and Microsoft continues to roll out plenty of titles for gamers to jump into every month.

July gave us a Space Jam game, The Ascent, and the console version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Here's everything we know about the new games coming in July as well as everything we know about those being removed from the service.

Confirmed Xbox Game Pass Games Coming In August 2021

Update - August 19

Quake, Quake 2, and Quake 3 are landing on Xbox Game Pass, though Quake 2 and Quake 3 are for PC Game Pass only as of now.

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We know of a few games so far - Hades, Supergiant's dungeon crawler, will arrive on August 13th.

It was one of our favourite games of 2020, too. Check out our review.

There's also the new indie title Twelve Minutes, which stars the vocal talents of Daisy Ridley, James McAvoy, and Willem Dafoe. That launches on August 19th.

The last game we know of at present is Psychonauts 2, with Double Fine's platformer finally arriving on August 25th.

Game Pass Ultimate members can enjoy a Codemasters bonanza thanks to EA Play. Dirt 4, Dirt Rally, Dirt Rally 2.0, F1 2020 and Grid are all being added on August 10.

Here's all we know of so far, with new additions in bold:

  • Curse of the Dead Gods (Cloud, Console and PC) - August 5
  • Dodgeball Academia (Cloud, Console and PC) - August 5
  • Lumines Remastered (Cloud, Console and PC) - August 5
  • Skate (Console) - August 5
  • Skate 3 (Console) - August 5
  • Starmancer (PC) - August 5
  • Dirt 4 (Console) - August 10
  • Dirt Rally (Console) - August 10
  • Dirt Rally 2.0 (Console) - August 10
  • F1 2020 (Console) - August 10
  • Grid (Console) - August 10
  • Library of Ruina (Cloud, Console, and PC) - August 10
  • Art of Rally (Cloud, Console and PC) - August 12
  • Hades (Cloud, Console, and PC) - August 13
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition (PC) - August 17
  • Humankind (PC) - August 17
  • Need for Speed Heat (Cloud) - August 17
  • Star Wars Battlefront II (Cloud) - August 17
  • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (Cloud) - August 17
  • Twelve Minutes (Console) - August 19th
  • Recompile (Cloud, Console and PC) - August 19
  • Psychonauts 2 (Console and PC) - August 25
  • Myst (Cloud, Console and PC) - August 26

Confirmed Xbox Game Pass Games Leaving In August 2021 (So Far)

Here's everything leaving so far:

Leaving August 8

  • Grand Theft Auto V (Cloud and Console)

Leaving August 15

  • Ape Out (PC)
  • Crossing Souls (PC)
  • Darksiders Genesis (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Don’t Starve (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Final Fantasy VII (Console and PC)
  • Train Sim World 2020 (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Leaving August 31

  • Blair Witch (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Double Kick Heroes (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • NBA 2K21 (Cloud and Console)
  • Stranger Things 3: The Game (Cloud, Console, and PC)

New Touch Controls

The following games now offer touch-based controls when played on your phone or tablet.

  • Hades
  • Bloodroots
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Going Under
  • Need for Speed Heat (EA Play)
  • Peggle 2 (EA Play)
  • Psychonauts
  • Wasteland 2
  • Wasteland 3
  • Wasteland Remastered

When Will Xbox Game Pass August 2021 Games Be Announced?

Microsoft loves to drop a bundle of games on the service each month, but its announcements often come in stages.

Expect to hear something in the first week of August, and then a few later additions sprinkled into the month.

For more on Game Pass, we've listed the finest titles available on the service for both console and PC.

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