Microsoft has announced that games will be joining the PC Game Pass subscription service this month, and it’s a good time for well-known indie games. Chief among the additions is Weird Westa’s new immersive sim from the co-founder of Arkane that, according to Tyler, is “the filthiest kind of immersive sim that Deathloop isn’t,” which means it will let you pull off a lot of ridiculous improvisational feats.
Weird West launches on PC Game Pass on March 31st, but many games will join the service before then. Shredders is an open-world snowboarding game with a focus on doing “the craziest tricks imaginable”. Similar to SSX except big so much so that John called it “Microsoft Flight Sim for snowboarding games” sounds cool if it’s true (maybe it will remind Sheer, too much). We’ll know when it hits the service and fully launches elsewhere on March 17th.
There will be other worthy things. The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos tactical dungeon crawl is also releasing on March 17 following its initial release on Steam in 2020. March 22. Zero Escape: Nonary Games A collection of visual novels arrives that we described as “smart but not overbearing.”
Finally, Norco comes out on March 24th. It’s been described as a “southern gothic point-and-click adventure” and I like it this is clearly 90s art style.
As always, games will leave PC Game Pass this month as well: Madden NFL 20, Narita Boy, and Shadow Warrior 2 will disappear on March 31st. Destiny 2 Beyond Light, Shadowkeep, and Forsaken will be removed from the service on April 11th.