Xbox Game Pass Set to Remove One of Its Top Games by December 15


Microsoft has announced that Chained Echoes, a highly acclaimed game available on Xbox Game Pass, is scheduled to depart from the subscription service on December 15. Here are the details:

Chained Echoes, released towards the end of 2022, received widespread praise from critics and players alike. Regarded as one of the best JRPG-style games ever developed, Chained Echoes has garnered acclaim for its captivating art style, unique combat mechanics, immersive storytelling, and exceptional music. With an impressive overall rating of 90, it stands as one of the top-rated games of 2022 and among the highest-rated titles accessible through Xbox Game Pass.

This departure from Xbox Game Pass comes as a disappointment for fans of Chained Echoes. Alongside it, three other titles—Opus Magnum, Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator, and Rubber Bandits—are also set to leave the service on December 15. Subscribers interested in these games are advised to play them before their removal. However, given Chained Echoes’ exceptional critical reception compared to the other departing titles, fans might consider prioritizing their playthrough of this game, especially if they’re JRPG enthusiasts.


Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass on December 15, 2023:

– Chained Echoes
– Opus Magnum
– Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator
– Rubber Bandits

Players subscribed to Xbox Game Pass have roughly two weeks to experience Chained Echoes before its removal from the service. Completing the game might take anywhere from 30 to 50 hours, depending on the extent of side content explored. While it might require some longer play sessions, dedicated players should be able to finish Chained Echoes before it exits Xbox Game Pass.

Regarding JRPG-style games, it’s been a mixed period for Xbox Game Pass lately. Besides Chained Echoes leaving soon, Persona 5 also recently departed the service. However, there have been some positive additions, such as the critically acclaimed Sea of Stars. Furthermore, there’s more to anticipate, including Persona 3 Reload coming in February.

For those who miss the opportunity to experience Chained Echoes via Xbox Game Pass, it’s worth noting that the game is worth purchasing. Subscribers have the option to buy it at a 20% discount while it remains available on the service, ensuring that they can keep it even after it leaves Xbox Game Pass.