If you’re the type of person who wants to play every game in a series that’s already come out prior to starting the latest and have been waiting to start Yakuza: Like a Dragon for that very reason, you’ll be happy to know that three (3) of the Yakuza games are coming to Xbox Game Pass this month, which will give you access to most of the latter half of the series for the cheap price of Game Pass’ $9.99 subscription fee (or $14.99 for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate).
The Yakuza Remastered Collection brings Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5 to Game Pass day-and-date with release of the compilation on both Xbox One and PC on January 28. Now that the collection is about to be available on Xbox, the only game still missing from the mainline Yakuza series on the platform is Yakuza 6: Song of Life, which is set to launch on Xbox One and Windows on March 25 of this year. The original two Yakuza games area available as Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2, which were remakes made by developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, both of which came to Xbox One last year. Yakuza 0, a prequel to the whole series, also came to Xbox One in 2020. So if you’ve got Game Pass, you can play the whole series pretty cheaply at this point.
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But Yakuza isn’t the only thing coming to Game Pass this month. Psychological horror game The Medium is coming to the service on its general release date on January 28 too. Also on the list is much beloved adventure game Outer Wilds, which will come to Game Pass on Android on January 21. Control is here for PC Game Pass, specifically, the original version of the game, and not the Ultimate Edition that contains all the DLC and is eligible for an Xbox Series X/S upgrade.
The full list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in January includes:
- Control (PC) – January 21
- Desperados III (Android, Console, and PC) – January 21
- Donut County (Android, Console, and PC) [email protected] – January 21
- Outer Wilds (Android) [email protected] – January 21
- Cyber Shadow (Android, Console, and PC) [email protected] – January 26
- The Medium (Xbox Series X/S and PC) – January 28
- Yakuza Remastered Collection (Android, Console, PC) – January 28
For the full rundown of everything coming and going from Game Pass this month, check out Microsoft’s roundup.
Game Pass is currently available on Xbox consoles, PC, and Android devices, but reports have surfaced that Microsoft is looking to bring the service to iOS devices, as well. Even if it has to resort to a browser-based solution to circumvent some of Apple’s policies. The company was, at one point, looking to bring Game Pass to Nintendo and Sony platforms, but from the sound of it, neither of the company’s direct competitors have any interest in seeing the service on the Switch or PlayStation 5.