Those who like to play a lot of high-quality games may be appalled by the decision regarding Game Pass for Xbox. One of the best games leaves the game library in mid-March. After all, there are still a few days left to conjure up epic moments from the screens - and then there is also the discount option in an emergency.

Yes, the selection of the titles for the subscription service is a constant coming and going, but the fact that probably the best game of all things will be thrown out of the Game Pass in mid-March is difficult to digest. Five titles will leave the subscription program for PC and console on March 15, and fans will no longer be able to play on the Xbox CD Projekt Reds Action-RPC The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt about witcher Geralt. We think that's a mean disaster. After all, everyone who started the title but was not able to finish it has the option of a 20 percent discount on the game.

EA games as compensation for the witcher

In addition to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, four other games say goodbye to the Game Pass for the time being: Alvastia Chronicles for console and PC, Astrologaster for PC, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night for console and PC and Kona for console. After all, there is a chance that all titles will eventually return to the Game Pass and be available to players again.

Fans would especially wish that for The Witcher 3, because the title was undoubtedly one of the highlights from the Xbox game library. The game has been around for many years. In 2015 CD Projekt Red's action-RPG was released around the always bad-tempered witcher Geralt; a game-of-the-year edition was published in summer 2016. Just under three years later, the title even made it to the Nintendo Switch. The game has remained in constant conversation over the years - not least because of the brand's Netflix series provided renewed impetus.

Already shortly in the pre-order area, The Witcher 3 clearly cracked the million mark. Six weeks after the publication, the makers already registered six million sales. By the end of the 2015 release year, the number had grown to ten million copies - and the third offshoot in the series has now sold almost 30 million copies. All titles in the Witcher series cracked together the 50 million mark.

Not The Witcher, but also good: New games are added to the Game Pass when others say goodbye. Image: Xbox

Not The Witcher, but also good: New games are added to the Game Pass when others say goodbye. Image: Xbox

For fans, the game within the Xbox Game Pass was an enrichment, now you have to - at least for a while - do without it or buy the title yourself. It would be worth it.

At least one ensures a top-class, albeit non-genre, compensation: Several games from Electronic Arts will be available in the Game Pass as part of EA Play in March, for example Madden NFL 21, NHL 21 and Star Wars: Squadrons. Other sports games are already playable, namely Football Manager 2021 and NBA 2K21.

Source: Microsoft

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