Xbox Game Pass adds two new games today: a AAA title with ‘Very Positive’ Steam reviews and one totally wacky day-one release.


The January 18 Xbox Game Pass update adds F1 23 and Turnip Boy Robs a Bank, expanding Microsoft's subscription catalog for the second time this week.

Turnip Boy Robs a Bank is a sequel to Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, a wacky action adventure with 'Overwhelmingly Positive' Steam reviews. It is also the first Xbox Game Pass day-one release of 2024.

F1 23 is a critically acclaimed Codemasters title that was first launched in mid-2023 to glowing reviews.

The January 18 Xbox Game Pass update will introduce two additional games to the service: F1 23 and Turnip Boy Robs a Bank. These releases mark the second expansion of Microsoft's subscription catalog since the turn of the week, arriving just two days after Xbox Game Pass added two acclaimed horror games in the form of Those Who Remain and the Resident Evil 2 remake.

The ever-growing Xbox service has already expanded five other times since the turn of the month. Prior to the aforementioned pair of horror titles, the latest additions to Xbox Game Pass rolled out on January 11, when the platform's catalog expanded to include Compulsion's unsettling first-person RPG We Happy Few and Metalhead Software's Super Mega Baseball 4.

January 18 marks the arrival of the first day-one Xbox Game Pass game of 2024, Turnip Boy Robs a Bank. Developed by Snoozy Kazoo, this wacky action adventure is a sequel to the 2021 Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion. The Massachusetts-based developer's first game currently boasts 'Overwhelmingly Positive' reviews on Steam, based on more than 7,000 user scores. Its follow-up promises to expand on the original formula by combining roguelite—not to be confused with roguelike—elements with another absurd setting that will provide its titular character with new opportunities to commit even more felonies.

New Xbox Game Pass Games for January 2024 List

Close to the Sun – January 3

Hell Let Loose – January 4

Assassin's Creed Valhalla – January 9

Figment – January 9

Super Mega Baseball 4 – January 11 Available via EA Play for PC Game Pass and Ultimate members

Available via EA Play for PC Game Pass and Ultimate members

We Happy Few – January 11

Resident Evil 2 – January 16

Those Who Remain – January 16

F1 23 – January 18 Available via EA Play for PC Game Pass and Ultimate members

Available via EA Play for PC Game Pass and Ultimate members

Turnip Boy Robs a Bank – January 18 Day-one release

Day-one release

Go Mecha Ball – January 25 Day-one release

Day-one release

Brotato – January 30

F1 23 and Turnip Boy Robs a Bank are yet to be added to Xbox Game Pass as of this writing, circa 6am ET.

Apart from this unhinged indie release, today's Xbox Game Pass update is also catering to racing fans with the addition of F1 23. The latest entry in the long-running sports series originally hit the market in mid-June 2023, debuting to glowing reviews. Its audience reception was equally stellar, as underlined by the fact that the Steam version of F1 23 presently has 'Very Positive' reviews, based on over 11,000 user opinions.

Developed by the racing veterans at Codemasters, F1 23 introduces a wide array of novelties compared to its predecessor, including red flags, physics improvements, and the glamorous Las Vegas street circuit. F1 23 is coming to Microsoft's service as part of the EA Play catalog, meaning it will only be available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass members.

Neither January 18 addition has yet reached Microsoft's subscription catalog as of 6am ET. But seeing how Turnip Boy Robs a Bank hasn't yet released on any platform, it's possible that Microsoft is waiting for that to happen before adding it to Xbox Game Pass. For reference, Turnip Boy Robs a Bank's global Steam launch is scheduled for 10am ET. These won't be the last January additions to the popular subscription service; Palworld and Go Mecha Ball will both hit Xbox Game Pass before the end of the month, as will Blobfish's hectic shoot-em-up Brotato.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the highest tier of Microsoft's flagship game subscription service that offers over 100 game titles that you can play with a single purchase, making it one of the most outstanding value propositions of the Xbox ecosystem to date.

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