Xbox Game Pass sees gods arriving and leaving at the end of August

Immortals Fenyx Rising

Gods, monsters, and some coffee all hit Game Pass this month

One god game is leaving Xbox Game Pass at the end of August, but a few “immortal” games are stepping up to take its place. As Supergiant’s Hades leaves at the end of the month, Xbox Game Pass picks up Immortals Fenyx RisingImmortality, and several other new games for the service.

The selection for this month is a solid selection of indie gems, both new and old. Coffee Talk arrives today, letting you play barista to a host of creatures in alt-Seattle. Opus: Echo of Starsong arrives later on, bringing a vibrant art style and deep narrative to the service.

A notable arrival this month on Game Pass is Immortality, the new FMV adventure from Sam Barlow and Half Mermaid. It was pretty impressive when I previewed it, and seems like it’ll be worth checking out when it launches on August 30.

Or if fighting Greek mythology is more your thing, Immortals Fenyx Rising should fit the bill. It’s a Breath of the Wild-adjacent adventure with a heavy helping of myth, and I’ve heard mostly alright things about it.

Of course, as some games arrive, others leave. This month sees another batch of games leave Xbox Game Pass, and there are some heavy hitters worth checking out before they take off. Hades is a big one, with a little roguelite action mixed with Greek myth and Supergiant charm.

We also see What Remains of Edith FinchSpirifarerTwelve Minutes, and more leave the service at the end of August. Hades aside, those are some games you could absolutely squeeze into a weekend before they’re gone.

Here’s the full lineup for the second half of August.

Xbox Game Pass – August arrivals

  • Coffee Talk (Cloud, Console, PC) – August 16
  • Midnight Fight Express (Cloud, Console, PC) – August 23
  • Exapunks (PC) – August 25
  • Opus: Echo of Starsong – Full Bloom Edition (Console, PC) – August 25
  • Commandos 3 – HD Remaster (Cloud, Console, PC) – August 30
  • Immortality (Cloud, PC, Xbox Series X|S) – August 30
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising (Cloud, Console, PC) – August 30
  • Tinykin (Console, PC) – August 30

Xbox Game Pass – August departures

  • Elite Dangerous (Cloud and Console)
  • Hades (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Myst (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • NBA 2K22 (Cloud and Console)
  • Signs of the Sojourner (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Spiritfarer (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Twelve Minutes (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Two Point Hospital (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • World War Z (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Eric Van Allen