Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is a big Xbox Game Pass surprise


Any Mass Effect Game Pass month is a good one

Mass Effect Game Pass you say? Well now you’re cooking with gas.

Microsoft has revealed its January Xbox Game Pass additions, and things are looking real good. There’s a few real gems hidden away this month, and a few obvious ones. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition for one, arrives on January 6 on both PC and consoles. But there’s also the darling Outer Wilds, which comes on the same date to all three Game Pass platforms (cloud, consoles, PC).

Then we have the often forgotten but great Gorogoa on January 4, alongside of Embr on January 6. On January 13, Spelunky 2 hits the service, cementing the power of January. If you play Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, there’s a perk pack going live on January 5 (“N-Half Scape Dolls (x5) to help revive you during intense battles, and Photon Chunks (x50) to strengthen weapons and units”).

With the potential show on the horizonMass Effect seems poised for a comeback.

Xbox Game Pass January 2022 additions:

Week of January 3: 

  •  GorogoaJanuary 4 (Cloud, Console and PC)
  • Olija, January 4 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • The Pedestrian, January 4 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Embr, January 6 (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition, January 6 (Console and PC)
  • Outer Wilds, January 6 (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Week of January 10:

  • Spelunky 2, January 13 (Console and PC)
  • The Anacrusis (Game Preview), January 13 (Console and PC)

Games leaving Xbox Game Pass on January 15, 2022:

  • Desperados III (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Ghost of a Tale (PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (Console)
  • Mount & Blade: Warband (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Pandemic (Console and PC)
  • Yiik: A Postmodern RPG (PC)