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Xbox Game Pass adds Monster Hunter Rise and more this January at the cost of six other titles

Danyal Arabi

Xbox Game Pass adds Monster Hunter Rise and more this January at the cost of six other titles

The Xbox Game Pass is a constantly evolving subscription service and its January refresh is here. Unfortunately for indie game fans, We Happy Few will depart from the service’s catalog on  January 15, 2023. Five other games will also be joining We Happy Few as their lease expires on the same day. Players who wish to retain these games and own them can claim their 20% membership discount to own them for cheap.

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Xbox Game Pass loses We Happy Few and five other titles for Monster Hunter Rise and Persona games

As per the official blog, six games will be leaving the Xbox Game Pass:

  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Nobody Saves The World (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Pupperazzi (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • The Anacrusis (Game Preview) (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • We Happy Few (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Windjammers 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC)

In their stead, three new titles will be added:

  • Persona 3 Portable (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 19
  • Persona 4 Golden (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 19
  • Monster Hunter Rise (Cloud, Console, and PC) – January 20

While the loss of six titles is lamentable, having more Persona titles is a big win for JRPG fans worldwide. The addition of Persona 5 was a huge deal last year, and now fans have the chance to sink their teeth into two more games. Additionally, the addition of Monster Hunter Rise is no small feat.

Each of these titles can provide hundreds of hours of gameplay each, making them great additions for long-term subscribers. Microsoft’s official blog also mentions that this is just the beginning, indicating that more titles could be on the way later this month.

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Danyal Arabi

Danyal Arabi


Danyal Arabi is an Esports writer and Editor at The SportsRush. With a vested interest in computers since an early age he has managed to sink more than 4000 hours into CS: GO over the years. As a Deus Ex enjoyer and fan of the earlier Assassin's Creeds, narrative-driven games have taken much of his time. Being a 2D fighter enthusiast across franchises like Injustice, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter, a fair few controllers have been sacrificed in his pursuit to win. Apart from all things gaming, Danyal enjoys motorsport, bowling, and spending weekends with his pals over good food and banter.

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