Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's subscription service offering a rotating selection of games, is subject to monthly changes. While the official list of games departing the service in January 2024 has not yet been released, speculation based on patterns from the past allows us to predict which games may soon be leaving.
Typically, Microsoft gives subscribers around a two-week notice regarding which games are set to depart from Xbox Game Pass. However, it's not uncommon for publishers to negotiate with Microsoft to extend the availability of their games beyond initial agreements.
Despite a lack of confirmation, by looking back at the games added to the service in January of the previous years, predictions can be made, though these should be taken with a grain of salt. The potential departures we've identified are not guaranteed, and the actual list may differ once Microsoft makes an official announcement. Furthermore, additional games not mentioned here might also be facing removal.
According to the usual trends of Xbox Game Pass, most games remain available on the service for about a year. Based on this trend and the games added in January 2023 and some from January 2022, we have compiled a tentative list of what might be leaving in January 2024. The following titles are those that may potentially say farewell:
- Hitman World of Assassination (joined January 20, 2022)
- Stranded Deep (joined January 3, 2023)
- Persona 3 Portable (joined January 19, 2023)
- Persona 4 Golden (joined January 19, 2023)
- Monster Hunter Rise (joined January 20, 2023)
- Inkulinati (joined January 31, 2023)
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R (joined January 31, 2023)
- GTA V, noted for its typically brief stints on Xbox Game Pass (rejoined July 5, 2023)
It is important to note that these are merely predictions, and the final list may include fewer, more, or different titles altogether. Additionally, it's possible that some of these games could stay on Xbox Game Pass for a longer period depending on last-minute decisions and deal renewals.
Past predictions have seen varying degrees of accuracy, from 30% to as high as 80%. So, while this predicted list is informed by patterns and previous behavior, it is not an official indicator of what's to come.
Besides the anticipation of what might leave, Xbox Game Pass subscribers also have several new arrivals to look forward to. Fresh titles like SteamWorld Build have recently been added, and exciting upcoming games such as Far Cry 6 and Rise of the Tomb Raider are set to enrich the subscription's offerings.
Xbox Game Pass has been busy with releases and updates lately, and the service will continue to bring new content while cycling out older titles. Subscribers are encouraged to check out the potential departing games while they can and keep an eye out for the official announcement from Microsoft, which will provide a definitive list and an opportunity to enjoy these titles with a discount before they exit the Xbox Game Pass library.
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