Xbox Game Pass: Surprise announced, coming today! [VIDEO]
The surprise release date announcement confirms that Xbox Game Pass will be getting a new free game on August 30th.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers can experience Call of the Wild: The Angler with their subscription starting August 30th. A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced new games coming to Game Pass in the second half of August 2023. However, Call of the Wild: The Hunter was not included in the announcement.
The announcement of new Xbox Game Pass games coming in the second half of August 2023 focused on three games in particular and hinted at a September 2023 offering.
The games in question were the standalone Firewatch and the multiplayer asymmetric horror game The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. There was also critically acclaimed indie RPG Sea of Stars on day one, as well as award-winning Indie game Gris, joining on September 5.
Microsoft didn’t mention Call of the Wild: The Angler when it announced new Xbox Game Pass games coming in the second half of August 2023. It’s possible that the game’s release date wasn’t set in time. But this is just speculation. Anyway, Call of the Wild: The Angler will be available to Game Pass subscribers starting Wednesday, August 30th. A PlayStation version will also be available, although it will not be part of PS Plus and must be purchased.
For those who are not familiar with the game, Call of the Wild: The Angler is a hunting game from Expansive Worlds. It was first released on PC last year and had a somewhat mixed reception from fans at the time. However, recent impressions of Call of the Wild: The Angler have been positive.
The game now has a “Mostly Positive” rating on Steam based on recent user reviews versus overall ratings.
Barring more surprise game announcements, Call of the Wild: The Angler will be the last new access to Game Pass until August 2023. However, Xbox Game Pass subscribers have a lot to look forward to until September 2023. Next month will be one of the biggest news in the game. The date of the subscription service. Coming in September 2023 is the long-awaited sci-fi RPG Starfield, Lies of P based on Bloodborne. Also party game Party Animals, co-op shooter Payday 3, and more. Subscribers will have to wait until September to see what new games are coming to the platform next month, but as Call of the Wild: The Angler proves, there’s always a chance of surprise additions to Game Pass.