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News video games 03 January 2024, 07:43

author: Kamil Kleszyk

Xbox Game Pass for January 2024 With AC Valhalla

Microsoft has announced more titles that Game Pass subscribers can try out at no extra charge. Waiting for players in the new year will be Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and Resident Evil 2, among others, and soon most likely Baldur's Gate 1 and 2.

Source: Ubisoft

Microsoft knows how to make surprises. For today, without any prior announcements, a horror adventure game Close to the Sun was added to the Game Pass offer. The work by Storm in a Teacup can be played on Xbox consoles, PC and via the cloud.

However, this is not the end of great news, because in addition to Close to the Sun on January 9, Game Pass library will include, among others, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.

Ubisoft's 2020 hit is a real gem among Microsoft's January offerings. On OpenCritic the game's average rating from the critics is 83/100.

The action of Valhalla takes place in the north of 9th-century Europe. Players take on the role of a character named Eivor, who stands - though not at first - at the head of a Viking clan. Interestingly, at the beginning of the game we can not only choose a female or male version of the character, but also let the animus switch between these versions at a later stage.

AC: Valhalla is characterized by a huge open world with plenty of quests, the completion of which involves dozens of hours of fun.

On the other hand, those with no taste for such sprawling gameplay will be able to immerse themselves in the terrifying story of Resident Evil 2. The full-fledged remake of the 1998 game debuted on current-gen consoles in 2022 - on PC, PS4 and XOne in 2019 - and earned very positive reviews from both gamers and industry reviewers in the process.

Game Pass for January 2024 - full list of games

Here's the full list of games coming to Game Pass in the near future:

  1. Close to the Sun (cloud, consoles and PC) - starting today
  2. Hell Let Loose (cloud, Xbox Series X/S and PC) - starting January 4
  3. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (cloud, consoles and PC) - starting January 9
  4. Figment (cloud, consoles and PC) - starting January 9
  5. Super Mega Baseball 4 (cloud, consoles and PC) - starting January 11
  6. We Happy Few (cloud, consoles and PC) - starting January 11
  7. Resident Evil 2 (cloud, consoles and PC) - starting January 16
  8. Those Who Remain (cloud, consoles and PC) - starting January 16

Microsoft also revealed a list of games that will leave the Game Pass service on January 15. Here they are:

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Persona 3 Portable
  3. Persona 4 Golden
  4. Garden Story
  5. MotoGP 22

Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 in Game Pass?

Finally, it is worth mentioning that the first two installments of Baldur's Gate seem to be getting closer to Game Pass release. This is evidenced by the notifications that subscribers to Microsoft's service are receiving (via

"Rediscover 2 RPG classics. Customize your hero, recruit brave allies and explore mystical realms in search of adventure, profit... and the truth. Play Baldur's Gate I and Baldur's Gate II with Game Pass," reads the content of the message sent out to users.

For now, however, it is unclear when exactly the said games would be coming to Microsoft's service.

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

At deals with various jobs. So you can expect from him both news about the farming simulator and a text about the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. Introvert by vocation. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanities than to exact sciences. When after years of learning came a time of stagnation, he preferred to call it his "search for a life purpose." In the end, he decided to fight for a better future, which led him to the place where he is today.


Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla