If you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, September is a great month for you. Several day-one releases are available through the service. The standout title this month is Starfield, developed by Bethesda Game Studios and exclusive to Xbox Series X|S and PC. The game launched in early access on September 1 for owners of the collector's and premium editions.
Starfield has been highly anticipated and is critically important to Game Pass. It offers an ambitious open-world experience with side quests and solid gunplay. However, it has been noted that the game's archaic elements and shallow RPG mechanics hold it back from reaching its full potential.
Another notable addition to Game Pass this month is Gris, a haunting platformer with incredible art direction. If you missed it the first time, now is a great time to give this enchanting game a second chance.
On September 14, Solar Ash will be available. Developed by the creators of Hyper Light Drifter, this high-speed and gravity-bending game follows the journey of Ash, a Voidrunner exploring long-abandoned ruins in a quest to save her planet.
Lies of P is another day-one release joining Game Pass this month. This soulsborne action-RPG puts a new spin on the tale of Pinocchio. Set in the darkly elegant Belle Epoque era, players guide P through a city filled with lethal automatons, adapt P's mechanical body, and make choices that lead to self-discovery.
It's worth noting that nine games will be leaving Game Pass on September 15, including Aragami 2 and Metal Hellsinger. However, there are still plenty of exciting releases to enjoy, such as the turn-based RPG Sea of Stars, which is also available on Game Pass.
In addition to the new September releases, Game Pass also features other recently added games such as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Everspace 2, and Firewatch.