While Xbox is pretty quick to tout the new games joining the Xbox Game Pass in February, not to mention recent news of Microsoft exclusives joining the service the day they are released, I’ve only found mention of games that are leaving within the Xbox Game Pass itself. If you go to the Xbox Game Pass on your Xbox One, there’s a tile on the far right under featured called “Games leaving 1/31.”
So if you’ve got a fancy to play Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain or WWE 2K16, you’ve got about a week to do so. In addition, Xbox is offering up a 20% discount on both titles for the next week if you’re a Game Pass member and wish to purchase one or both before they leave the service. At this time, there’s no indication if games will return once they’re rotated out.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Konami Digital Entertainment continues forth the ‘METAL GEAR SOLID V Experience’ with the latest chapter, METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Phantom Pain. Ushering in a new era for the franchise with cutting-edge technology powered by the Fox Engine, MGSV: The Phantom Pain, will provide players a first-rate gaming experience as they are offered tactical freedom to carry out open-world missions.
Nine years after the events of MGSV: GROUND ZEROES and the fall of Mother Base, Snake a.k.a. Big Boss, awakens from a nine year coma. The year is 1984. The Cold War serves as the backdrop as nuclear weapons continue to shape a global crisis. Driven by revenge, Snake establishes a new private army and returns to the battlefield in pursuit of the shadow group, XOF.
The METAL GEAR SOLID team continues to ambitiously explore mature themes such as the psychology of warfare and the atrocities that result from those that engage in its vicious cycle. One of the most anticipated games of the year with its open-world design, photorealistic visual fidelity and feature-rich game design, MGSV: The Phantom Pain will leave its mark as one of the hallmarks in the gaming industry for its cinematic storytelling, heavy themes, and immersive tactical gameplay.
- Open-World game design allowing players ultimate freedom on how to approach missions and overall game progression
- Fox Engine delivers photorealistic graphics, thoughtful game design and true new-generation game production quality
- Online connectivity that carries the experience beyond the consoles to other devices to augment the overall functionality and access to the game.
Get in the ring and Raise Some Hell with WWE 2K16! The undisputed champion of wrestling games returns with the biggest roster in WWE games history and the “Texas Rattlesnake” Stone Cold Steve Austin as its Cover Superstar! Play as your favorite Superstars from the past, present and future and experience the most authentic, comprehensive, in-your-face WWE video game of all-time!
NOTE: All multiplayer servers for WWE 2K16 were shutdown as of 5/31/17. After that time, all game functions requiring online servers will no longer function.
What do you think about the Xbox Game Pass? Are you disappointed to see Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and WWE 2K16 leaving the service? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.