Exciting Additions: Xbox Game Pass Unveils New Games for September and October 2023

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Xbox Game Pass is constantly evolving, and “Wave 2” of its offerings is bringing exciting additions to the service. Among the new arrivals, Lies of P has already made a significant impact, garnering positive reviews and adding to the impressive lineup of titles available on the platform. Despite some concerns about the overall quantity of games in the service appearing to decrease, the quality of these titles is undeniable.

In this wave of Xbox Game Pass releases, a total of six games are being introduced to subscribers, with five of them being day-one additions. Party Animals, Payday 3, Cocoon, and The Lamplighter’s League will be joining the service on September 20, September 21, September 29, and October 3, respectively. Additionally, Gotham Knights will also become available on Xbox Game Pass starting on October 3.

Diving into the specifics of these titles, Party Animals promises chaotic fun as an animal-based party brawler, drawing comparisons to the beloved Gang Beasts. Payday 3, a long-anticipated co-op FPS heist game, brings high-stakes action and teamwork to the forefront. Cocoon, crafted by Jeppe Carlsen, the lead gameplay designer behind Limbo and Inside, offers a mysterious and atmospheric gaming experience. Meanwhile, The Lamplighter’s League takes players on a globe-trotting pulp adventure, featuring strategic turn-based combat. Lastly, Gotham Knights, set in the iconic Gotham City, offers a co-op action RPG experience that’s sure to please fans of the Batman universe.


Xbox Game Pass List (September – October 2023)

  • Lies of P (Available now)
  • Party Animals (September 20 – Cloud and Console)
  • Payday 3 (September 21 – Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X/S)
  • Cocoon (September 29 – Console and PC)
  • Gotham Knights (October 3 – Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X/S)
  • The Lamplighter’s League (October 3 – Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X/S)

This wave of Xbox Game Pass offerings showcases a remarkable variety of genres, from action-adventure to action RPGs, co-op shooters, party brawlers, and even a soulslike game. It’s a testament to the diversity and breadth of experiences that the service offers to its subscribers. It’s worth noting that some of these titles were made available even earlier, continuing the trend of early access games in Xbox Game Pass. For instance, Lies of P was accessible before its official Game Pass release through a higher-priced edition, and Payday 3 saw such a surge in early-access players that its servers struggled to keep up.

Keeping track of release dates may seem a bit convoluted during this period, but it’s also an exciting time for Xbox Game Pass subscribers who have a constant stream of new gaming experiences to enjoy. This service continues to provide a steady stream of titles, ensuring that its subscribers always have a handful of games to look forward to each month.