Gamepass Ultimate first August Update adds 7 more games to the cloud including Hades and Skate

Its another month and Xbox has announced the next batch of games coming to Gamepass Ultimate in August. The games included in the cloud are Hades, Skate 3 , Art of Rally, Dodgeball Academia, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Lumines Remastered, and Curse of the Dead Gods while Skate is console only. There are two PC-only titles being added in Starmancer and Microsoft Solitaire Collection. The trend is continuing with most console games being cloud-enabled with the EA games being added to the cloud on an ad-hoc basis.

Xbox Game Pass Update - August - Wave 1

Hades will be a standout game to many people as the game won numerous Game of the Year awards. There are also 2 release day games in Art of Rally and Dodgeball Academia. EA is bringing the first batch of Codemaster games to EA play on August 10 and these titles are Dirt 4, Dirt Rally, Dirt Rally 2.0, F1 2020 and Grid. These appear to just console only at this time which is disappointing news for cloud gamers.

Curse of the Dead Gods (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 5
You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers – it leads to an accursed temple, a seemingly infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again and defy the malignant deities that linger in this place!

Dodgeball Academia (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 5
Get ready to dodge, duck, dip, and dive in Dodgeball Academia available with Xbox Game Pass on day one! This vibrant sports RPG puts you in a world that lives and breathes dodgeball. Forge friendships and develop rivals as you train to become the ultimate champion – dominating on and off the courts.

Katamari Damacy Reroll (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 5
The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll! When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the king on their wacky adventure to restore the stars – now in full HD!

Lumines Remastered (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 5
A game that beautifully marries the elements of sound, light and puzzle-action into one engaging, yet easy-to-play experience. You’re at the center of the high-energy, block-dropping action while you groove to awesome house, trance, and techno beats!

Skate (Console) EA Play – August 5
Head back to where it all began as Skate joins The EA Play List! Get chased by security guards, impress or annoy citizens, ride with pros, discover skate shops, and make spots your own in this fully reactive city!

Skate 3 (Cloud) EA Play – August 5
The award-winning Skate franchise returns to break new ground with Skate 3. Build the ultimate team and change the face of the city in this definitive co-op skateboarding experience with EA Play.

Starmancer (Game Preview) (PC) ID@Xbox – August 5
Obey protocol or go rogue as you take on the role of a powerful A.I. in Starmancer. Build bustling space ports, secret laboratories, and incubators for mysterious eggs. Defend against starvation, sabotage, and space zombies. Don’t worry, you can always grow more humans.

Art of Rally (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 12
Art of Rally is a stylized experience inspired by the golden era of rally from the creator of Absolute Drift. From beginner-friendly options to driving modes that’ll challenge the most expert drivers, race across the world through colorful and stylized environments, now including Kenya with 4 new cars, 6 new tracks, and a new free-roam area!

Hades (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 13
Defy the god of the dead as you battle out of the Underworld of Greek myth in this Game of the Year winning rogue-like dungeon crawler. You’ll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition (PC) – August 17
Be part of the most played video game in history! Get an ad-free experience in the Premium Edition, including an exclusive Xbox Game Pass card back! Enjoy the best Solitaire card games in one app, plus daily challenges, competitive events, Xbox achievements, and a new Xbox theme. Discover why millions around the world have loved this timeless classic for over 31 years.

The games leaving Gamepass are : –

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)

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