Xbox Game Pass Core: 36 Games, Same Price

  • Xbox Game Pass Core launches in South Africa with 36 games, including Fallout 4 and Hellblade.
  • Priced at R149/month, it replaces Xbox Live Gold, offering online multiplayer, and replaces Games with Gold.
  • Microsoft plans regular game library updates, ensuring a fresh gaming experience for South African subscribers.

Gamers, get ready to level up your Xbox experience as Microsoft’s highly anticipated Xbox Game Pass Core is set to launch tomorrow, delivering a treasure trove of 36 games to South African players. This new subscription service, positioned as the successor to Xbox Live Gold, promises a diverse gaming library that’s sure to excite both existing and new subscribers.

A Wealth of Games

One of the standout features of Xbox Game Pass Core is the impressive selection of games it offers, spanning various genres and preferences. The full list of titles includes fan-favorites such as Fallout 4, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Celeste, and Doom Eternal Standard Edition, just to name a few. South African gamers will now have access to a comprehensive gaming library right at their fingertips.

Here is the complete list of games included in Xbox Game Pass Core:

Game TitleGame Title
Among UsPowerWash Simulator
AstroneerPsychonauts 2
CelesteSlay the Spire
Dead CellsSpiritfarer: Farewell Edition
DescendersStardew Valley
Dishonored 2State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
Doom Eternal Standard EditionSuperliminal
Fable AnniversaryThe Elder Scrolls Online
Fallout 4Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
Fallout 76Unpacking
FirewatchVampire Survivors
Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition
Gang Beasts
Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition
Golf With Your Friends
Halo 5: Guardians
Halo Wars 2
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Human: Fall Flat
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Overcooked! 2
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

Price and Benefits

The cost of entry for this gaming bonanza remains budget-friendly, with Xbox Game Pass Core available at just R149 per month or a yearly subscription for R899. This pricing model matches the previous Xbox Live Gold subscription, offering gamers a seamless transition to this exciting new service without breaking the bank.

Moreover, Xbox Game Pass Core comes with the added benefit of online multiplayer access, a feature that was not available with the regular Xbox Game Pass subscription, priced slightly higher at R179 per month. To enjoy both Game Pass and online multiplayer, the ultimate choice remains Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Say Goodbye to Games with Gold

As part of this transition, Microsoft has officially discontinued its Games with Gold program in favor of Xbox Game Pass Core. This move underscores Microsoft’s commitment to enhancing the gaming experience for its users by providing a more expansive and up-to-date library of games.

Regular Library Updates

Microsoft aims to keep the Xbox Game Pass Core library fresh by updating it two to three times a year. This ensures that South African gamers will continually have access to new and exciting titles to explore, making the subscription even more enticing.



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