Game Pass September 2023 | What’s new and what’s leaving?

Starfield alone makes the September 2023 Game Pass lineup worth the subscription.

Another month, another Xbox Game Pass lineup! What continues to be possibly one of the best deals in gaming is getting another monthly refresh and September is shaping up to be one of the best ones yet!

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s coming and what’s leaving Game Pass for the month of September 2023. Get hyped, there’s a star on board. 

Available now in Game Pass September 2023

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Here are all the games you can download right now!

Gris (Cloud, Console, and PC)

  • Making a return to Game Pass, Gris is about a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. Her journey through sorrow is manifested in her dress, which grants new abilities to better navigate her faded reality. This is a platform adventure game with an interesting art style to it. Check it out when you can but it looks like it’s going to be an emotional journey ahead. 

Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition (Cloud and Console) 

  • Looking to scratch your RTS itch? What better way to do it with Age of Empires IV that’s packaged with additional content! Now it’s time to make history once more with a new breakthrough in strategy gaming – Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition, now available on Xbox consoles. Includes native inputs for Xbox controller, console-specific user interface, and a new tutorial designed for first time players to help achieve easy setup and success.

Call of the Wild: The Angler

  • Do you know how people say that any game with a fishing mechanic is instantly a good game? Why not play one that’s entirely dedicated to it? Be free to fish where you choose in this unique and approachable open-world fishing game. Explore the great outdoors on your own or with friends, engage in a variety of fishing activities, experiment with different baits and lures, and find the catch of a lifetime!

Humankind (Cloud and Console)

  • Ever wanted to rewrite history yourself? Humankind is a turn-based strategy 4X video game by Amplitude Studios and published by Sega. This is a historical strategy game in which you’ll be combining cultures to create a civilization. Re-craft the narrative of human history as you lead your people from the Ancient to the Modern age. 

What’s coming to Game Pass in September 2023?

Get those wishlist notifications and subscription renewals already. Here are all the upcoming titles for Game Pass in September.

Starfield (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S) – September 6

  • From the creators of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout franchise, and one of the most anticipated games of this generation, Starfield is finally here and it is available on day one with Game Pass!Starfield is a massive open-galaxy RPG title from Bethesda Game Studios. You can easily lose hundreds of hours just exploring and falling in love with the universe and the characters that inhabit it. This is a must play for any sci-fi, open-world, RPG fan alike. And if you aren’t any of those, you still have to give it a go due to a simple fact that this is another magnificent release from Bethesda. Check out our full review here.

Lies of P (Cloud, Console, and PC) – September 19

  • Another notable release that’s coming to Game Pass on day one. Life of P is a soulslike experience that centers around Pinocchio in the Belle Epoque era. Yes, you heard that right. A dark soulslike that’s all about Pinocchio. The concept alone makes this an easy download to check out once it drops on September 19.

New DLC and game updates

Of course, it’s not just new titles coming to Game Pass, there will also be a number of new content coming to existing games in the subscription service. 

No Man’s Sky: Echoes Update 

  • Meet a secret society of robotic aliens in update 4.4, Echoes! The narrative continues to expand from Interceptor, you can explore the Autophage, where you can take part in their culture and assemble your own ceremonial staff. Face against huge outlaw dreadnoughts, sweep through their trenches, and destroy vulnerable components in new tactical space combat – and much more. Learn more on Xbox Wire.

Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island – The Quest for Guybrush

  • Prepare for the next exciting installment in Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island! A plan has been made to liberate Guybrush from his captivity, yet victory hinges on your ability to conquer three renowned Legendary Trials. Dive into the latest Tall Tale available now with Xbox Game Pass!

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks

Those who have an Xbox Game Pass subscription can not only enjoy a multitude of games and their respective DLCs, but they also get access to a few notable perks. 

On September 5, Game Pass Ultimate members will receive access to a 3-month subscription to Minecraft Realms Plus! Being able to play Minecraft with friends while having 150+ Marketplace packs sounds like an amazing time to be had. Don’t miss out on this. This Perk requires a payment instrument to redeem. Terms apply.

Xbox Game Pass Quests

If you’re not busy enough with all the side content in Starfield, Microsoft has got your back and is giving you side quests in other games!

Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass Console members can earn points by playing their favourite games:

  • Human Fall Flat (250 points – Ultimate only) – Climb 30 meters
  • Among Us (5 points) – Play
  • Earn an Achievement (50 Points – Daily) – Earn an achievement in any Game Pass game

What’s leaving Game Pass in September 2023?

It can’t all be good news. There are a few games that will be pulled out from the Game Pass catalog. Make sure you check any of them out before they’re completely gone. If you find that you want to keep them, any Game Pass subscriber has access to a 20% member’s discount to purchase any game. 

Here’s every game that’s leaving:

  • Amazing Cultivation Simulator (PC)
  • Aragami 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Anniversary Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventure of Krypto and Ace (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Fuga: Melodies of Steel (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Metal Hellsinger (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Tainted Grail: Conquest (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Train Sim World 3 (Cloud, Console, and PC)

And that’s everything you need to know about Game Pass for the month of September 2023. Happy gaming!