Red Dead Redemption 2 and NBA 2K20 Leaving Game Pass in September

Xbox Game Pass may be removing Red Dead Redemption 2 and NBA 2K20, but the two are being replaced with some other worthwhile titles

August 19, 2020

One of the great parts about Xbox Game Pass is its rotating selection of titles. Simultaneously, that rotating selection is also one of its worst traits, because it means you’ll have to buy the games you’ve been playing to keep enjoying them. That’s likely to be the case with players of the two high-profile departures from the service in early September: Red Dead Redemption 2 and NBA 2K20.

That’s right, no more rootin’ and tootin’ or hoop shootin’, at least on console. Xbox Game Pass for the Xbox One will be losing both of these titles; NBA 2K20 is off first on September 1 and Red Dead Redemption 2 is gone September 7.

This month also has some major losses for Xbox Game Pass for console. Subscribers have until August 31 to enjoy games like Creature in the WellGiana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s CutMetro: Last Light Redux, and The Jackbox Party Pack 3. However, the award for most notable losses this month go to Metal Gears Solid 2 & 3 HD, which I will be yelling about since I never knew it was even part of the service.

With all these losses, Game Pass has to make up for it with some pretty sweet titles, and it sure does. Spiritfarer is already available for subscribers on both console and PC and Battletoads is hopping over tomorrow along with Don’t Starve: Giant Edition. For the full list of what’s coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC and console in the coming weeks, check out Xbox’s news post right here.

Now, if you’ve been getting into Red Dead Redemption 2 or you can’t wait until September 4 for NBA 2K21 to come out, there’s still an upside. Your Game Pass subscription makes you eligible for up to 20 percent off at check out, so be sure to nab that deal before these titles leave the service.

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