Dishonored 2 Is No Longer Leaving Xbox Game Pass After Bethesda Acquisition
Dishonored 2 is no longer being listed as a game that will leave Xbox Game Pass after the news of Microsoft acquiring ZeniMax Studio.
Microsoft has acquired ZeniMax Media in a landmark deal that is being valued at $7.5 billion. This means existing franchises like Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, DOOM, and more, will become a part of Microsoft’s first-party lineup and potential become exclusive to their platform.
One of the benefits of this acquisition is that games like DOOM Eternal are confirmed to launch on Xbox Game Pass. DOOM Eternal will be released on October 1st.
Dishonored 2 was one of the games that were listed as leaving Xbox Game Pass this year, but that appears to have changed with the acquisition. The game is no longer leaving Game Pass and will stay on the subscription service for the foreseeable future.
Here are all the games that are leaving or have left Xbox Game Pass in September.
- NBA 2K20 (leaving September 1st, 2020)
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (leaving September 7th, 2020)
- Gonner: Blueberry Edition (leaving September 15th, 2020)
- Jump Force (leaving September 15th, 2020)
- Bad North (leaving September 30th, 2020)
- DiRT Rally 2.0 (leaving September 30th, 2020)
Dishonored 2 (leaving September 30th, 2020)
- Panzer Dragoon Orta (leaving September 30th, 2020)
- Westerado: Double Barreled (leaving September 30th, 2020)
- Yooka-Laylee (leaving September 30th, 2020)
There are other Bethesda Softworks games that have left Game Pass before including DOOM and Skyrim. It is possible that they might make a return for the service just like DOOM Eternal. Microsoft has released their first-party games on day one for Xbox Game Pass making it an attractive subscription service for those who are invested in the Xbox eco-system.