Are you wondering what may be departing Xbox Game Pass in March 2023? While Microsoft hasn’t made any official decisions yet, we can take a look back at games that were added to the service around this time last year. This can offer us a good idea of what’s likely to go, and what may stay for a little longer.
At this time, there’s no exact science to figuring out what’s leaving Xbox Game Pass each month. Publishers can extend current deals, aiming to keep certain games in the subscription service, while some games are added and removed according to Microsoft’s discretion.
We’ve gone back to March 2022, taking note of games which joined Xbox Game Pass around that time, as well as a few games from the March 2021 list. We’ve also included when each game joined the service and its compatible platforms, in order to give you a better idea of what might be exiting Xbox Game Pass in March 2023. Please note, however, that the following list is a prediction, and is subject to change.
Here are all the potential games leaving Xbox Game Pass in March 2023:
Date It Joined Xbox Game Pass Game Platform
March 16, 2021 Undertale Console, PC, Cloud
March 18, 2021 Empire of Sin Console, PC, Cloud
March 25, 2021 Genesis Noir Console, PC, Cloud
March 25, 2021 Octopath Traveler (Leaving February 28, 2023) Console, PC, Cloud
March 25, 2021 Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Console, PC, Cloud
March 1, 2022 FAR: Changing Tides (Leaving February 28, 2023) Console, PC, Cloud
March 3, 2022 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Leaving February 28, 2023) Console, PC
March 10, 2022 Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition Console, PC, Cloud
March 10, 2022 Lawn Mowing Simulator Xbox One
March 10, 2022 Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Console, PC, Cloud
March 10, 2022 Young Souls Console, PC, Cloud
March 16, 2022 Tunic Console, PC, Cloud
March 16, 2022 Paradise Killer Console, PC, Cloud
March 17, 2022 Shredders Series X, Series S, PC
March 17, 2022 The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk Console, Cloud
March 22, 2022 Kraken Academy!! Console, PC, Cloud
March 22, 2022 Tainted Grail: Conquest Console
March 22, 2022 Zero Escape: The Nonary Games Console, PC, Cloud
March 24, 2022 A Memoir Blue Console, PC, Cloud
March 29, 2022 Crusader Kings 3 Series X, Series S
March 31, 2022 Weird West Console, PC, Cloud
Once again, it’s important to note that the above games may not actually leave Xbox Game Pass in March 2023. Publishers have the power to make last minute decisions to extend current deals, and some games may stay for even longer than the predicted time frame. Our past predictions have been around 50-75% accurate, however, so it’s still a good starting point when predicting what may leave Xbox Game Pass in the coming months!
Of course, there are still several games set to leave Xbox Game Pass next month, with a batch leaving on February 15th, and another batch on February 28th. Assuming these follow the typical trend of leaving after a year, March 2023 could see a fair few entries departing Xbox Game Pass.
That being said, which of these games do you think will actually leave Xbox Game Pass in March 2023? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think – be sure to keep an eye out on the official Xbox website and Twitter account for more updates in the coming weeks.