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20 Bethesda games have joined Xbox Game Pass after acquisition by Microsoft

By Tim Augustin - on 12 Mar 2021, 1:50pm

20 Bethesda games have joined Xbox Game Pass after recent acquisition

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Your Game Pass subscription just got a whole lot more value. 

After Microsoft made their US$7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda Softworks official yesterday, the two companies held a joint livestream talking about their future together. The livestream didn’t see any big game announcements, but we did get some interesting tidbits - such as Microsoft officially confirming that all future Bethesda games will only be playable on platforms with Xbox Game Pass!

This means that if you want to play future games in franchises like The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, you’ll need an Xbox console or a PC. However, Deathloop and Ghostwire Tokyo will likely still be playable on PlayStation 5 - as Sony had signed a previous exclusivity deal with Bethesda for both games. 

We also got a full list of Bethesda games joining Xbox Game Pass. Starting today, 20 (!) games are joining the subscription service. These games come from iconic Bethesda franchises like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, Doom and Dishonored. Here’s the full list - though it should be noted that some of these titles were already on Game Pass:

  • Dishonored Definitive Edition (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • Dishonored 2 (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • DOOM (1993) (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • DOOM II (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • DOOM 3 (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • DOOM 64 (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • DOOM Eternal (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Console, PC)

  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Console, PC)

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • The Elder Scrolls Online (Cloud, Console)

  • The Evil Within (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • Fallout 4 (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • Fallout 76 (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • Fallout: New Vegas (Console)

  • Prey (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • RAGE 2 (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (Console, PC, Cloud)

  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (Console, PC, Cloud)

There are some notable omissions on this list, such as Doom (2016), Wolfenstein: The New Colossus and Fallout 3. Microsoft might be staggering out new additions to Game Pass, so these missing titles will probably join the service eventually. Microsoft also announced that, “a handful of these games,” will also get an FPS boost on Xbox Series X|S, increasing the framerate for certain backward-compatible Xbox One games. More details will follow, according to the company.

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