Xbox Announces Wave 2 of Games Arriving and Leaving in January

Xbox Game Pass January Wave 2

Xbox have announced the Game Pass Ultimate wave 2 update for games arriving and leaving the service this month. Fortunately, it is very one sided with only 1 game leaving yet 6 games arriving. We like those numbers! Lets have a look what is coming this month and beyond.

Turnip Boy Robs a Bank  

(Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 18th

Turnip Boy is back! This time he’s teaming up with the Pickled Gang to plan and execute the weirdest heist of all time. Shake down hostages, steal valuables, battle the fuzz, and use wacky tools bought off the dark web to move further into the vaults of the Botanical Bank. 


(Cloud, Console, PC) – January 19th

Embark on an open-world adventure through Palworld, where you can discover and capture over 100 Pals! Unveil the secrets of this mysterious land, overcome formidable bosses, and build powerful bases. Use your Pals to do tasks for you and automate entire production lines. 

Go Mecha Ball

(Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 25th 

Load up and roll out in this twin stick shooter with roguelike progression! Blast your way through arcade-style levels, using pinball-style physics mixed with an arsenal of devastating weapons. Defeat waves of enemy bots, battle big bosses, and upgrade your mech between runs. 


(Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 25th 

A top-down roguelite arena shooter where you play a potato wielding up to 6 weapons at a time to fight off hordes of aliens. Choose from a variety of traits and items to create unique builds and survive until help arrives. 

Persona 3 Reload

(Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 2nd

If I told you there was an hour “hidden” between one day and the next, would you believe me? Walk the delicate line between life and death and unravel the mysteries of the Dark Hour in Persona 3 Reload, a captivating reimagining of the genre-defining RPG, reborn for the modern era. 


(Cloud, Console, and PC) – February 6th

The kingdom of Anuchard has fallen. Generations after the collapse, its surviving descendants have chosen you to become The Bellwielder of the magical Audros Bell. Go forth, battle monsters, solve puzzles, and restore Anuchard to its former skyward glory! 

F1 23 was also announced as coming to Game Pass, but is unfortunately not slated for the cloud. This matches last year’s experience with F1 22. The game was one of the only titles to arrive on Game Pass but not get cloud gaming support.

So, there are some very interesting games coming, but let’s look at the game we will be losing at the end of January. Remember, you can also save up to 20% with your membership discount to keep these games in your Xbox library – but you won’t (yet anyway) be able to continue playing them in the cloud.

Hitman: World of Assassination

Leaving January 31st

There is a world beyond ours. Beyond nations, justice, ethics. It never sleeps. It exists everywhere. And once you enter….there is no going back. Welcome to the World of Assassination. You are Agent 47, the world’s ultimate assassin.

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A tabletop gaming nerd who has recently rediscovered video game thanks to Stadia (RiP). He is a huge believer in Cloud Gaming and the accessibility it brings. He Loves playing Dungeons & Dragons and a slew of modern board games as well as creating custom leather goods and photography.

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