The Xbox Game Pass’s October lineup has landed with a bang, but it seems like Activision is fashionably late to this gaming soirée, despite the invites being sent out last Friday. While gamers are feasting on the new titles, there’s a noticeable quiet from the Activision corner. It’s a tad early to call it a no-show; perhaps they’re just queuing up a grand entrance.
The games coming are:-
F1 Manager 2023 (Available on October 19 on Cloud, Console, and PC):
Immerse yourself in the high-stakes world of Formula 1 management with “F1 Manager 2023.” Oversee every aspect of your chosen F1 team, from the bustling activity in the HQ to the roaring engines on the race tracks. Your decisions, be it in the garage or on the podium, will dictate the course of your legacy in the fiercely competitive realm of motorsport. Navigate through the challenges, making split-second decisions that could spell the difference between victory and defeat, as you vie for the coveted championship.
Cities: Skylines II (Available on October 24 on PC):
The long-anticipated sequel to the acclaimed city-building game is here to whisk players into a world where urban dreams flourish. In “Cities: Skylines II”, you are the architect of your own metropolis, tasked with transforming a blank canvas into a bustling urban center. With deeper simulation mechanics, a thriving economy to manage, and a plethora of realistic features, this game offers a riveting world-building experience without bounds. As you mold a city reflective of your vision, the narrative of urban development unfolds, offering a rewarding journey from humble beginnings to a towering skyline.
Dead Space (Available on October 26 on Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S):
As the eerie month of October nears its zenith, “Dead Space” makes a timely descent onto the Xbox Game Pass. Traverse the chilling corridors of the USG Ishimura as you delve into a narrative rich with sci-fi horror. The haunting ambiance, coupled with a narrative that unravels the dark secrets harbored within the confines of the Ishimura, makes for a spine-tingling adventure. This survival horror classic is set to send a shiver down the spine of even the most hardened gamers, offering a blend of gripping storytelling and heart-pounding gameplay that will keep players on the edge of their seats.
Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery (Available on October 26 on Cloud and Console):
Dive into a quirky investigative adventure with “Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery”. Unravel whimsical mysteries, gather clues, and interact with amusing characters as you step into the webbed feet of The Detective. Each case is a journey filled with humor and light-hearted sleuthing, perfect for those looking to solve puzzles with a side of laughter.
Mineko’s Night Market (Available on October 26 on Cloud, Console, and PC):
Embark on a charming adventure in “Mineko’s Night Market”. Set in a cozy Japanese-inspired village, delve into a heartwarming tale filled with friendship, crafting, and the revival of a once-thriving night market. The quaint atmosphere and delightful storyline offer a serene escape into a world filled with simple joys and whimsical discoveries.
Headbangers: Rhythm Royale (Available on October 31 on Cloud, Console, and PC):
Rock your way to rhythm supremacy in “Headbangers: Rhythm Royale”. Compete against others in rhythmic challenges to prove your musical prowess. The game’s lively atmosphere and competitive spirit promise a head-banging good time as players vie for the title of the ultimate Master Headbanger, all while jamming to catchy tunes and engaging in musical minigames.
Jusant (Available on October 31 on Cloud, Console, and PC):
Although details remain scant, “Jusant” teases a mysterious adventure awaiting gamers at the month’s end. The enigmatic title beckons players into a realm yet to be unveiled, promising a journey that could potentially be filled with intrigue, exploration, and the unknown.
The following games are leaving Xbox Game Pass:
- Gunfire Reborn (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Kill It With Fire (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Persona 5 Royal (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Signalis (Cloud, Console, and PC)
- Solasta Crown of the Magister (Cloud, Console, and PC)
We anticipate that some of these titles, particularly Cities: Skylines and F1 Manager, may find there way onto GeForce NOW. As for Activision, the anticipation continues. While the current update didn’t feature any of their titles, there’s a glimmer of hope that Activision may get a spotlight on their offerings in a separate announcement in the days to come.