Xbox Game Pass: You Can Play My Time at Sandrock and FC 24 Now

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a CNET Editors’ Choice award pick, offers hundreds of games that you can play on your Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One and PC for $17 a month. A subscription gets you access to a large library of games, with new titles added every month — like the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 — plus other benefits, like online multiplayer and deals on non-Game Pass titles.

Microsoft brought Octopath Traveler 1 and 2 and other titles to Game Pass Ultimate earlier in June, and the company is adding these titles to the service soon.

My Time at Sandrock

Available now.

It feels weird to describe this title as “cozy,” since it takes place in a postapocalyptic world about 300 years after most technology was destroyed. But I also don’t know how else to describe a game that has two chonky cats named Banjo and Captain who have quests for you to complete. Otherwise, this life sim is full of crafting, farming and the occasional fights with bandits and monsters.


Available now.

Living on a hostile alien planet can be hard. But in this 2D sandbox survival title, you can have a little fun while you’re at it. You have to forage for supplies on an unfamiliar planet and craft items, like spacecraft parts, to aid in your survival. Luckily you can play with others in online multiplayer, so if you’re having trouble getting past a particular enemy, you can recruit them for help.

EA Sports FC 24

Available now.

If your team isn’t doing as well as you hoped at Euro 2024, now’s your chance to fix that. You can pit your favorite country’s team against some of the best players from around the world as you aim to achieve international glory and win the Henri Delaunay Trophy.

SteamWorld Dig

Available now.

If you’ve ever played games like Minecraft and Terrarium and enjoyed digging below the earth, finding gems and encountering monsters, this one is for you. The premise is simple: You dig underground to find gems to sell on the surface. But as you delve further down, you’ll encounter stronger monsters. SteamWorld Dig also has randomized encounters, so you’ll never run into a similar underground layout twice.

SteamWorld Dig 2

Available now.

And if you just couldn’t get enough of the original SteamWorld Dig, the sequel is also joining Game Pass. Its gameplay is similar to the original, with plenty of digging, collecting gems and fighting underground monsters, but there’s more of a story in SteamWorld Dig 2. A series of mysterious earthquakes have rocked — get it, rocked? — a small mining town, and it’s up to you to figure out what’s going on and save the town.

Robin Hood: Sherwood Builders

Available: June 27

You control the legendary heroic outlaw in this action-adventure title. It’s up to you and your band of merry men to free Sherwood from the tyrannical Sheriff of Nottingham. You can fight, hunt and craft, and steal items to help support the local communities. You’ll also run into other legendary characters along the way, like Lady Marian and Little John.

Leaving Game Pass

Microsoft is adding those six games to Game Pass Ultimate, but it’s also removing five titles from the service on June 30 and one on July 5. So, you still have some time to finish up any side quests before you have to buy these games separately.

Leaving June 30

Leaving July 5

For more on Xbox, here’s everything Microsoft announced at its Xbox Summer Showcase, other titles available on Game Pass Ultimate now and everything to know about the gaming service.

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