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Doom, Elder Scrolls and Wolfenstein games coming to Xbox Game Pass

Subscribers are going to have a lot more stuff to play as of March 12.

Some big games are coming to Game Pass.

Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax Media was a done deal Tuesday, after regulators gave their approval. This means some of the biggest games made by Bethesda, id Software and Arkane Studios are now the property of the Xbox maker, so these games are coming to Game Pass.

Microsoft revealed the 20 games that'll be added to the Game Pass catalog starting March 12. These games include recent titles such as Rage 2, Doom Eternal and Fallout 76, along with some classic games including Doom, Wolfenstein and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. The titles will be available either on PC, Xbox console or via xCloud, Microsoft's cloud gaming service. 

Here's the list of games and which versions will be available: 

  • Dishonored Definitive Edition (console, PC, cloud).
  • Dishonored 2 (console, PC, cloud).
  • Doom (1993) (console, PC, cloud).
  • Doom II (console, PC, cloud).
  • Doom 3 (console, PC, cloud).
  • Doom 64 (console, PC, cloud).
  • Doom Eternal (console, PC, cloud).
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (console, PC).
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (console, PC).
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (console, PC, cloud).
  • The Elder Scrolls Online (console, cloud).
  • The Evil Within (console, PC, cloud).
  • Fallout 4 (console, PC, cloud).
  • Fallout 76 (console, PC, cloud).
  • Fallout: New Vegas (console).
  • Prey (console, PC, cloud).
  • Rage 2 (console, PC, cloud).
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (console, PC, cloud).
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (console, PC, cloud).
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (console, PC, cloud).

Microsoft said Thursday that some games will get an FPS bump on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, though details will come sometime later. 

As for future Bethesda games such as Starfield, Elder Scrolls VI and Deathloop, Xbox head Phil Spencer said Thursday during a roundtable that there are "contractual obligations" that must be filled and the partnership is about delivering exclusive games to "where Game Pass exists." This could likely refer to these major games still coming to other platforms such as the PlayStation 5, but it's still not so clear. 

Xbox Game Pass is available for $9.99 a month on PC or console or for $14.99 a month for Ultimate Game Pass that includes both.