8 New Xbox Game Pass Titles Confirmed for January 2024

The first round of January games that will be added to the Xbox Game Pass library has just been confirmed. Subscribers can look forward to eight new games joining the service, including a couple of bangers, with Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the remake of Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 headlining this month’s titles.

Several more exciting games are among the January lineup to start the new year, two of which are already out now. However, as new games are added, others will be removed. Five titles will be leaving the service this month, most notably Grand Theft Auto 5 and two Persona games.

What Games Are Coming to Xbox Game Pass This Month?

Ubisoft’s <em>Assassin’s Creed Valhalla</em> is coming to Xbox Game Pass on January 9.
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is coming to Xbox Game Pass on January 9.

As revealed on Xbox Wire, eight games have been confirmed to hit Xbox Game Pass in the first half of January 2024. More games will be added to the lineup as we get closer to the end of the month. The first additions of the year already include a couple of crackers and some underrated gems.

Confirmed January Games:

  • Close to the Sun (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 3
  • Hell Let Loose (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X/S) – January 4
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 9
  • Figment (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 9
  • Super Mega Baseball 4 (Cloud, Console, and PC) EA Play – January 11
  • We Happy Few (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 11
  • Resident Evil 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 16
  • Those Who Remain (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 16

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Resident Evil 2 are this month’s highlights. Ubisoft’s sprawling open-world RPG in its long-running series will be added to the service on January 9 and let you become a powerful Viking warrior as you explore England’s Dark Ages.

Resident Evil 2 will make its way onto the service on January 16. The beloved entry in the long-running horror series received a makeover in 2019 with modern gameplay mechanics and upgraded visuals, allowing players to re-experience the horrors of Raccoon City with a fresh layer of paint.

Hell Let Loose by Team17, the 2021 tactical multiplayer FPS that our reviewer referred to as “the best FPS that you haven’t played,” is another great addition to the service. Now that it’s on Game Pass, more people can jump into this hardcore online shooter that places teams into high-stakes 100-player WWII battles.

Another underrated gem in the lineup is Those Who Remain by Camel 101. In this 2020 psychological horror game, you have to uncover the secrets of a town that has been warped by darkness. Listing it as one of the 10 most underrated horror games, our reviewer highlighted the game’s atmosphere and sense of unease, which should appeal to fans of the genre.

Two more spooky titles will add to this month’s eerie vibes, with the first-person horror adventure Close to the Sun available now and the narrative-driven survival adventure We Happy Few joining the service on January 11.

The Indie action-adventure Figment and the sports title Super Mega Baseball 4, arriving on January 9 and 11, respectively, are rounding off the first half of January with more light-hearted experiences.

DLC, Updates, and Games Leaving the Service This Month

<em>Persona 4 Golden</em> will be leaving Xbox Game Pass on January 15.
Persona 4 Golden will be leaving Xbox Game Pass on January 15.

Besides the full titles, Microsoft also announced several DLCs and updates that are available on Xbox Game Pass now:

  • Dead by Daylight: Chucky
  • Hello Neighbor 2 Anniversary Update
  • Sea of Thieves: Season Ten

Where new titles are added, others have to budge. A total of five games are confirmed to be leaving Xbox Game Pass this month:

  • Grand Theft Auto V (Cloud and Console) – leaving on January 5
  • Garden Story (Cloud, Console, and PC) – leaving on January 15
  • MotoGP 22 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – leaving on January 15
  • Persona 4 Golden (Cloud, Console, and PC) – leaving on January 15
  • Persona 3 Portable (Cloud, Console, and PC) – leaving on January 15

Note that if you want to keep these titles in your library, you can take advantage of Microsoft’s 20% membership discount.

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