SECOND UPDATE: Doom, Halo Wars and Darksiders II are NOT Leaving Xbox Game Pass

By Sean Carey,
SECOND UPDATE: Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition has also been removed from the Xbox Game Pass leaving soon section. We have reached out for clarification. We will keep you updated if anything changes... again.

UPDATE: It looks like Microsoft has made an error. Doom and Halo Wars will not be leaving Xbox Game Pass and shall be removed from the "Leaving Soon" section:


ORIGINAL STORY:
October, so far, has been a strong month for new games coming to Xbox Game Pass, with the likes of Dishonored 2, World War Z and Yooka-Laylee all being added to the subscription service — not to mention The Outer Worlds which is coming next week. However, it's out with the old and in with the new as we've just picked up that a total of six games will be leaving Xbox Game Pass at the end of October.

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The six games leaving Xbox Game Pass at the end of the month are:
Make sure you grab any achievements you might need before these games drop out of the service at the end of the month.

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.
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  • Darkroder92Darkroder92123,810 123,810 GamerScore
    Posted on 16 October 19 at 10:45Permalink
    Why Halo Wars leaving since its a first party game that doesn't make a since
    $True Gaming $
  • EarthboundXEarthboundX1,105,733
    Posted on 16 October 19 at 10:46, Edited on 16 October 19 at 10:47 by EarthboundXPermalink
    Oh, Thief of Thieves, that's the only game on this list I don't already have, guess I'll be playing that next.

    Well, other than GRIP, but that's a racing game, so not really something I personally care about.
  • aphexbraphexbr85,777
    Posted on 16 October 19 at 10:47Permalink
    Doom? NOOOOOO! But, glad to get the warning and even though it would have been nice to have more than 2 weeks I know what I'm playing this weekend! Also nice reminder about Thief Of Thieves, I didn't care for the game too much so pretty much forgot about it, but it's a quick completion.
  • I NVIII II NVIII I500,358
    Posted on 16 October 19 at 10:49Permalink
    Well looks like I’m finally going back to Thief of Thieves now then!
    But yeah why is a first party game leaving?
  • SweetArkhaneSweetArkhane572,408
    Posted on 16 October 19 at 10:51Permalink
    What?! Halo leaving Game Pass?!

    I thought Microsoft games would stay in Game Pass...

    0 interest for me to stay subscribed then...
  • BlackxRyanBlackxRyan609,254
    Posted on 16 October 19 at 10:52Permalink
    Got to finish Thief of Thieves now
  • Posted on 16 October 19 at 10:57Permalink
    Was gonna play Halo wars again but guess not now...
    Banana Big Boys
  • Vr EnglishVr English609,446
    Posted on 16 October 19 at 11:01Permalink
    Darkroder92 said:
    Why Halo Wars leaving since its a first party game that doesn't make a since
    I agree here. I never expected this to go. Does seem nonsensical to me.

    I might have to try Doom a bit more and hope.it's nicer to my xbox than it has been.
  • Posted on 16 October 19 at 11:11, Edited on 16 October 19 at 11:11 by Stinky Big BudsPermalink
    Aww Doom, I reckon it will be back next year before the next Doom release.
  • ChewieOnIceChewieOnIce673,236
    Posted on 16 October 19 at 11:12Permalink
    Glad I got Thief of Thieves wrapped up thanks to its ridiculous ratios for GTASC
    @ChewieOnIce | NewsHound | 'Please don't kill us.' 'Please don't make it so appealing'
  • billbillbillbillbillbill627,150
    Posted on 16 October 19 at 11:14Permalink
    SweetArkhane said:
    What?! Halo leaving Game Pass?!

    I thought Microsoft games would stay in Game Pass...

    0 interest for me to stay subscribed then...
    The first Halo Wars was developed pre-343i entering first-hand development and built by the since-shuttered Ensemble Studios, so unlike Halo Wars 2 there might be certain royalties/licensing fees associated with HW that aren't present for the sequel, and low player engagement (and the presence of HW2) means it isn't worth it anymore.

    I highly doubt the rest of the Halo series, including Halo Wars 2, are going anywhere.
  • Dokter VDokter V368,852
    Posted on 16 October 19 at 11:20Permalink
    Luckily finished Darksiders II last month, was a pretty big game after all
  • Posted on 16 October 19 at 11:25Permalink
    I'd best smash through Thief of Thieves then
  • Posted on 16 October 19 at 11:26Permalink
    billbillbill said:
    SweetArkhane said:
    What?! Halo leaving Game Pass?!

    I thought Microsoft games would stay in Game Pass...

    0 interest for me to stay subscribed then...
    The first Halo Wars was developed pre-343i entering first-hand development and built by the since-shuttered Ensemble Studios, so unlike Halo Wars 2 there might be certain royalties/licensing fees associated with HW that aren't present for the sequel, and low player engagement (and the presence of HW2) means it isn't worth it anymore.

    I highly doubt the rest of the Halo series, including Halo Wars 2, are going anywhere.
    Pffft, don't bring logic and facts into the equation, Arkhane wont be able to continue having a tantrum...
  • SweetArkhaneSweetArkhane572,408
    Posted on 16 October 19 at 11:34Permalink
    Noisy neighbour said:
    billbillbill said:
    SweetArkhane said:
    What?! Halo leaving Game Pass?!

    I thought Microsoft games would stay in Game Pass...

    0 interest for me to stay subscribed then...
    The first Halo Wars was developed pre-343i entering first-hand development and built by the since-shuttered Ensemble Studios, so unlike Halo Wars 2 there might be certain royalties/licensing fees associated with HW that aren't present for the sequel, and low player engagement (and the presence of HW2) means it isn't worth it anymore.

    I highly doubt the rest of the Halo series, including Halo Wars 2, are going anywhere.
    Pffft, don't bring logic and facts into the equation, Arkhane wont be able to continue having a tantrum...
    è_é
  • Posted on 16 October 19 at 11:45Permalink
    Don't forget that these 4 games are also leaving at the end of October.

    Resident Evil 5
    Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition
    Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption
    >observer_
  • EZR43LEZR43L29,786
    Posted on 16 October 19 at 11:48Permalink
    Do we already have see gamepass games coming back later? I wanted to do doom and darksiders 2 but don't get the time :(
  • vSullyvSully755,378
    Posted on 16 October 19 at 11:50Permalink
    I've considered Grip recently for that sweet ratio, but alas, it wasn't meant to be.
  • Posted on 16 October 19 at 11:51Permalink
    EZR43L said:
    Do we already have see gamepass games coming back later? I wanted to do doom and darksiders 2 but don't get the time :(
    I believe that has happened before. I forgot which game has done that, though.
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