Xbox has revealed the first batch of games coming to the Xbox Game Pass this March.
Xbox Game Pass has been an absolute winner for Xbox owners since it debuted. The gaming service has allowed players to play an incredible roster of old and next-gen games on their consoles for a relatively meager fee.
It's already revolutionizing the way gaming companies approach their releases. The ease and simplicity of simply downloading the newest games have been a revelation for gamers.
And using it as a huge selling point for the Xbox Series consoles, Microsoft has made itself the champions of the casual gamer.
Last month saw two big game drops for the service. The first Game Pass drop for February brought around the likes of The Falconeer and Jurassic Park: Evolution.
And now, the first March drop has arrived on the Xbox website. Let's see exactly what's in store for us in the coming month...
The Latest Games Coming to Game Pass
Madden NFL 21 (Console, EA Play)
The first game coming to Game Pass as part of a very sporty lineup is Madden NFL 21. The title is packed with new features and gameplay enhancements to make your NFL title that little bit more exciting.
This one's for you Ultimate members as it's a part of EA Play, but just to sweeten the pot, you can also get your hands on 3 Gold Team Fantasy MUT Packs every month! Talk about a score.
It's also important to note that this is the version optimized for the Xbox One X, rather than the Series consoles. It might not be next-gen, but hell, it still looks pretty damn good.
Madden NFL 21 Is Available right now!
Football Manager 2021 & Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition (PC & Console)
The classic franchise is back for another year, and with enough versatility to cover both PC and Console. Football Manager 2021 and its Xbox edition come to the Game Pass and let you manage all of your favorite teams.
Delve into the nitty-gritty of club management and take your team all the way to the top. And with more than 2,000 clubs to work with, the world is your oyster.
Football Manager 2021 and Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition come to Xbox Game Pass on March 4th.
NBA 2k21 (Cloud and Console)
The latest basketball masterclass comes to the Game Pass in the form of NBA 2k21! Dive in with the remarkable immersion and top-tier gameplay of the best in the basketball game, whether it be in MyCareer or MyTeam mode.
The game continues to push the boundaries of basketball games by being the most immersive and realistic around, so jump in and give it a go for yourself.
NBA 2K21 comes to Xbox Game Pass on March 4th.
Star Wars: Squadrons (Console, EA Play)
Finally! Hop into the starfighter of your choice and show the Empire who's boss in Star Wars: Squadrons. The game has been long-awaited to come to Game Pass, and for good reason.
Get into the first-person action of dogfights outside of planetary orbit, and strap in for a riveting Star Wars story on next-gen consoles.
Star Wars: Squadrons comes to Xbox Game Pass in March.
NHL 21 (Console)
Finally on the Game Pass roster is NHL 21. The titan of hockey gameplay is back for another year, and you can jump straight in with Game Pass.
Practice your moves on the ice with all new moves, dekes, dangles, and evasive maneuvers. It's the most exciting game in the series to date, so it's a good place to start for NHL beginners.
NHL 21 comes to Xbox Game Pass in April.
Games Leaving Game Pass in March
Of course, as is the case for Game Pass, when new games come in, others must leave. So, here's what you need to add to your download queue before they're gone forever...
Leaving March 15th
- Alvastia Chronicles (Console and PC)
- Astrologaster (PC)
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Console and PC)
- Kona (Console)
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Console)
And that's all you need to know about the next Xbox Game Pass drop! The new games are exciting, especially for sports fans, and should keep you busy enough until the next one.
Don't forget that Elder Scrolls 6's reveal may be just around the corner! And many fans speculate that it's dropping Day One on the Xbox Game Pass.
We need to get our hands on the next Xbox consoles first, though. Thankfully, an industry expert has suggested exactly how the PS5 and Series X stock shortages can be solved.
Plus, there's a new insight into how much next-gen stock actually went to scalpers.