Game Pass has already been given a big boost this month with the announced acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, but that isn’t slowing them down. The team over at Xbox is also working on getting more indie games onto the platform as new releases. Day one releases on Game Pass are a big thing when it comes to Game Pass, and a good mix of AAA and indie games helps attract more gamers.
February 2022 Day One Game Pass Releases
Two new games are coming as February 2022 day one Game Pass releases. Both of them are lesser-known indie games. That doesn’t mean they’re bad, quite the opposite. So keep reading to see what’s coming.
It’s not all good news though, as some games will be leaving Game Pass for now. This happens each month, as the licensing deals expire and Microsoft has to replace the lost games. It does suck for consumers to lose access to games if they’re actively playing them. That’s why you’re encouraged to play games ASAP to avoid losing them if you don’t get to them in time.
Dreamscaper – February 3
First up this next month for game pass is the indie action title, Dreamscaper.
Dreamscaper originally launched for PC and Nintendo Switch in 2020, and found a fair bit of acclaim. The stylish and moody setting of exploring dark dreams is tons of fun. And with the incredibly unique visual style and bosses you have to take on, it’s a quite unique experience. It defintitely has shades of Shadow of the Collosus, as well as the RPG mechanics of Diablo. That sounds like a bizarre combination, but it’s well worth a try.
Besiege Console – February 10
The second of the new games coming to Game Pass on Xbox will come a week later on Feb. 10. This time, you’re getting much more destructive in Besiege Console.
The other addition is one you might have heard of before. Besiege has been available on PC for quite some time, but it’s also making its Xbox debut in February 2022 as a Game Pass title. This version will be the stripped-down console port, with the appropriate name of Besiege Console.
Players try to take on various tasks to destroy fortifications and other targets by building zany siege engines. The name of the game is creativity here, as you’re encouraged to try unrealistic options that would never work in the real world. If you’re not building a rocket-powered spinning chain that flings bombs, you’re playing this one wrong.