Xbox Game Pass Adds Big New Features Alongside Big New Game

Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate have added big new features and a big new game. The first of these new features is the ability to pre-load games, something fans have been asking for since the emergence of Xbox Game Pass. With this feature, subscribers will be able to pre-load games before they launch via the subscription service, and given how many games the service gets as they release, this will be a handy feature.

Adding to this, Xbox Game Pass now provides badges to let subscribers know if a game supports HDR or if it's optimized for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Again, not a game-changing feature, but a much-needed one in this cross-gen era.

Meanwhile, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pas Ultimate subscribers also have a brand new game to enjoy after the subscription service added eight new games yesterday, including some GOTY-level titles and brand new releases. More specifically, subscribers can now enjoy Dragon Quest XI S.

For those that don't know: Dragon Quest XI S is an enhanced version of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, which released in 2017 to critical and commercial acclaim. It's more or less a definitive edition of the game that just came to Xbox platforms for the first time today, December 4.

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At the moment of publishing, there's been no word of how long Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be added, but it's safe to assume it won't be a permanent addition, though it should be around for at least a few months.

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