A pair of beloved and critically acclaimed RPGs is scheduled to leave Xbox Game Pass later today, along with two other games.


Xbox Game Pass is losing Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, Garden Story, and MotoGP 22 later today, January 15.

Microsoft's subscription service added half a dozen other games to its catalog over the first half of January.

At least five more games are set to debut on Xbox Game Pass in the second half of the month.

Xbox Game Pass is losing four games, including Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden, later today. The latest departures from Microsoft's subscription service are happening mere days after Xbox Game Pass added We Happy Few and Super Mega Baseball 4, the latter of which is an exclusive for its Ultimate members.

The Xbox Game Pass catalog typically changes every few days, with most such updates being reserved for new title additions. In contrast, the subscription service normally only loses games on the 15th and last day of the month.

The latest such revision is scheduled for later today, January 15, when Xbox Game Pass is set to lose Garden Story, MotoGP 22, Persona 3 Portable, and Persona 4 Golden. All of these departures from Xbox Game Pass were originally announced in mid-December. The Windows Edition of MotoGP 22 has recently been treated to an 85% Xbox Store discount, allowing fans to continue playing for $7.49 following its exit from Microsoft's subscription service. Meanwhile, the two outgoing Persona games are presently only available at their full price, which is $19.99 a piece. Ditto for the $21.99 ARPG Garden Story.

Xbox Game Pass Games Leaving January 15

Garden Story

MotoGP 22

Persona 3 Portable

Persona 4 Golden

Garden Story and MotoGP 22 enjoyed fairly long stints as part of the Xbox Game Pass catalog, as both titles were originally added to Microsoft's library back in July 2022. Meanwhile, Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden have been available via Xbox Game Pass for just under a year, having originally been added to the service on January 19, 2023. Year-long availability periods are fairly standard practice for Atlus RPGs, as that's how long Persona 5 Royal was available on Xbox Game Pass as well, before leaving the service back in October.

Microsoft's subscribers who didn't manage to complete Persona 3 Portable over the past year should bear in mind that Persona 3 Reload has already been confirmed as a day-one Xbox Game Pass release back in mid-2023. The remake of the third installment in the franchise is scheduled to drop on February 2, albeit without the alternate female protagonist featured in P3P.

Despite these imminent departures, January 2024 has already proven to be a big month for Xbox Game Pass members, not least because Microsoft added half a dozen new titles to its subscription service over the past two weeks. At least five more games will be joining the Xbox Game Pass library before the end of the month, including Resident Evil 2, Turnip Boy Robs a Bank, and Go Mecha Ball.

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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