Xbox Game Pass it’s been a bit of a weird year so far. Coming out of the gate pretty strong, Xbox Game Pass has seen a few Person games were added to the service in January, and since then at least one heavy hitter has appeared every month, with RTS games like that Mount and blade 2 and Age of empires 2as well as Ghostwire: Tokyo being one of the most important points. But aside from that, Xbox Game Pass’ monthly offerings have been a little underwhelming, and it’s more noticeable now than ever before.


For the first half of the year, Xbox Game Pass subscribers were fine with minimal offers as they were promised some huge AAA first exclusives later in the year, the first of which was to be Redfall. Unfortunately, Redfall wasn’t quite the critically-acclaimed release that Xbox hoped it would be, and now Xbox Game Pass is left up in the air, but it might be for the best right now.

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Xbox Game Pass should stay down for now

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Redfall didn’t get the critical reception that Xbox was banking on, and weeks after its release date, all eyes are still on the Xbox. More than ever, Xbox really needs to deliver high-quality experiences soon, and through an interview like the one with Phil Spencer on Kinda Funny’s Xcast, the Xbox team seems to know this better than anyone. Another wrong move, how Redfall and the Xbox brand could be seriously damaged. So it’s no surprise that Xbox Game Pass is currently down.

The upcoming Xbox Game Pass release for May is underwhelming. Currently, until the end of May, a few more games are coming to the Xbox Game Pass service, including only the best ones FIFA 23 May 16, Amnesia: Bunker May 23 and finally Pioneers of a distant world the month ends on May 30. Although there are a few more names in between, they are all relatively unknown. And so far Xbox Game Pass June 2023 list has not yet been revealed, it will probably follow a similar pattern.

But while the upcoming release of Xbox Game Pass might not be the most exciting, it’s probably in the best interest of the service. Just a few weeks ago, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was released to critical and fan acclaim alike, and sales were higher than some had expected. Jedi: Survivor‘s issue managed to take a lot of heat from Redfallshaky startespecially since it had its own set of technical controversies.

Just last week Hogwarts heritage was released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and it once again shot to the top of the sales charts. Now, with the launch Zelda: Tears of the Kingdomthe gaming community has the next item to discuss until at least the end of the month.

Right now, Xbox Game Pass doesn’t have much to offer that draws attention to it, so frankly, it’s better if the service just shuts down for a while. Not only does this help Game Pass distance itself Redfallbut also allows for some rest Tears of the kingdom occupies the center of attention. During the downtime, Xbox can step back, regroup, and develop a bold strategy for the rest of the year, preferably one that doesn’t rely solely on Bethesda Starfieldbecause no matter how good the game is, it’s not good enough to sell Xbox Game Pass forever.

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