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Expected Xbox Game Pass Titles For September

JJ Rankin  |   Aug 31, 5:49 AM   |   6 min read

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Highlights

  • Xbox Game Pass's September calendar is choc-a-block with new releases, including the biggie, Starfield

  • Game Pass is also dropping Recreate Games's multi-player Party Animals and the heist game Payday 3

  • Another new title to watch out for on Game Pass would be Cocoon 3 which brings a host of cosmic puzzles

 

Xbox Game Pass just added two stunning games as August drew to a close. The turn-based RPG Sea of Stars was released on August 29 and the open-world fishing game Call of the Wild: The Angler was released on Game Pass on August 30. In September Game Pass is reportedly promising a a series of new titles. According to Pure Xbox, an English Xbox-focused news portal, Game Pass is set to release six new games. The biggest Xbox release of the month is, of course, Starfield which is set to release officially on September 6 on PC, Xbox Series consoles, and Game Pass. However, those who have early access can probably get their hands on it sooner. The different time zones and the multiple editions also make things complicated vis-a-vis release. 

 

Pop band Imagine Dragons has released an official song for Starfield, titled Children of the Sky (a Starfield song), which includes iconic elements from the Main Theme and the Starfield orchestral treatment, according to Starfield composer Inon Zur. Starfield is one of the most anticipated titles of the year. This is Bethesda’s first big single-player RPG since Fallout 4 and it can take players over 50 hours just to get through the main quest. The Standard edition costs $70, the Premium edition costs $100, the Upgraded Game Pass Premium edition is priced at $30, and the Constellation edition costs $250 (Premium or Constellation edition owners will be able to play Starfield five days before its official release).

 

Read More: Xbox Game Pass Will Not Hike Its Price Post-Activision Blizzard Deal

 

Xbox Game Pass Offers Five New Titles Besides Starfield

 

 

Nomada Studio's evocative new outing Gris is an atmospheric platforming game that arrives on September 5 on console, PC and cloud. The game focuses on the emotional journey of a young girl and weaves fun in-game puzzles, platforming sequences, and optional skill-based challenges. another new title, Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio's upcoming Soulslike Lies of P, just went gold. The RPG launches on September 19 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Game Pass. In the game, you can play as one of Geppetto's puppets and are tasked with saving the city of Krat from monsters.

 

Recreate Games's multi-player Party Animals lets players transform into corgis and be buddies with a goofy dinosaur. The stress-relieving title releases on September 20 on Xbox and PC and offers a series of fun quests. "The golden retriever in the game is my other dog, MaoMao, who’s already 14 years old,” says the Recreate Games head, who's known as PM. “As we developed the game’s characters, more pets from our team members’ homes joined the cast. When we create these characters, we pour our love for animals into them.” The studio has even adopted a number of local stray cats: “When we take breaks from work, we often visit the pet room for a bit of inspiration,” says PM.
 

 

Starbreeze Studios’ Payday 3 is out on September 21 on console, PC and cloud. It offers eight unique heists at launch and the Season Pass delivers four extra heists, Tailor Packs and Weapon Packs (set to drop within the first six months). Lead producer Andreas Häll Penninger has confirmed there would be at least 18 months of post-launch support.

 

Cocoon 3, developed by Geometric Interactive and the lead gameplay designer of Limbo and Inside Jeppe Carlsen, will be released on Xbox Series X/S (Game Pass!), Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam on September 29. The game offers a series of cosmic quests and takes players on a journey across worlds within worlds and is a refreshing take on the puzzle adventure genre.
 

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