The Xbox Game Pass train keeps on rolling. The latest stop in February 2021 will bring, among others, space-trucking game extraordinaire Elite Dangerous and rally fans’ favorite Dirt 5 to Game Pass.
It’s a pretty decent month for Game Pass Ultimate members that starts off with the introduction of Bandai Namco’s Code Vein on February 18, albeit with a caveat that you either have Xbox Game Pass for PC or Game Pass Ultimate to download it to your machine. As ever with games of this kind, be prepared to spend a lot of time on the character creation and death screens, as we’re pretty sure that’s what makes up 90% of players’ hours spent anyway.
It’s joined by the ultimate edition of Pillars of Eternity 2 on console and xCloud that same day, complete with all the updates and expansions released to date. Making up the trifecta of February 18 games, following in a ball of fire and metal is Wreckfest, a demo derby fan’s dream game available on PC, console and xCloud.
Killer Queen Black is up next on February 23 on xCloud and console, and is a crazy strategy-platformer hybrid where up to eight players can battle to be the first to hop on the moving snail, obtain the most berries, or wipe out the opposing queen.
The final trio of games for Game Pass’s February offerings arrive February 25, and might be the best yet. Elite Dangerous gives you the opportunity to live your space fantasies as you roam around the Milky Way on console fighting space pirates, delivering cargo and earning enough to get a new sweet ride.
Dirt 5 takes vehicular travel to a slightly earthier and muddier/snowier/sandier place, as well as xCloud, console and PC. The next-generation offering from the folks at Codemasters brings all the realistic physics and challenge associated with that and gives it a shiny coat of 4K 120fps paint.
That’s a pretty solid lineup if I do say so myself. If you plan to play any of these titles, be sure to let me know in the comments below.