Microsoft has kicked off the new year in gaming with a bang, announcing a slew of additions to its Xbox Game Pass for PC, Cloud, and Xbox Series X/S subscribers. The revelation on January 3 included the inclusion of Close to the Sun and the highly anticipated arrival of Hell Let Loose on January 4, adding more depth and variety to the gaming experience for subscribers.
Hell Let Loose may not carry the same household name as franchises like Call of Duty, but its arrival on Xbox Game Pass is generating considerable buzz. The game, set against the backdrop of World War II, offers a compelling mix of historical accuracy, first-person shooter (FPS) action, and simulation strategy. For enthusiasts of history and FPS genres, this addition presents an exciting opportunity to delve into a realistic portrayal of wartime conflict.
The game’s multi-faceted approach includes various game modes such as Offensive and Warfare, allowing players to immerse themselves in iconic battles like Omaha Beach. Players can choose from a range of roles, each significantly impacting gameplay, from a Medic providing crucial support to a Commander orchestrating the team’s movements using a tactical map and unique abilities. Hell Let Loose also grants players the chance to take control of formidable WW2 tanks and other vehicles, amplifying the intensity and authenticity of the gaming experience. Describing the full depth of Hell Let Loose proves challenging; it’s a game best experienced rather than explained.
Acknowledging the diverse preferences of gamers, Xbox Game Pass ensures its line up caters to a wide audience. Beyond military shooters, subscribers can anticipate a plethora of gaming experiences. On January 9, the expansive open-world RPG Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the whimsical action-adventure game Figment are set to captivate players. For those seeking a sports fix, Super Mega Baseball 4 promises over-the-top gameplay, while fans of atmospheric adventures can dive into the BioShock-like world of We Happy Few.
Looking ahead to January 16, Xbox Game Pass subscribers can brace themselves for a double dose of horror with two distinct horror games. The month’s line up also features titles like Turnip Boy Robs a Bank and Go Mecha Ball, promising a constant stream of engaging content. As the month progresses, additional titles are likely to join the roster, keeping subscribers eagerly anticipating new gaming experiences.
For Xbox Game Pass subscribers, the start of 2024 provides a compelling opportunity to explore a diverse array of games before the anticipated wave of new video game releases later in the month. Microsoft’s commitment to enriching the gaming library demonstrates its dedication to providing unparalleled value for subscribers, solidifying Xbox Game Pass as a go-to platform for gaming enthusiasts. As the gaming community eagerly embraces these additions, it’s clear that Microsoft is setting a dynamic tone for the year in gaming.