An Undertale Xbox Game Pass release has been announced, but it's not coming back to PC like you might think. Instead, the game is making its debut on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, and it's coming a lot sooner than you'd expect.
Undertale is, on its face, a turn-based RPG with some interesting minigames. What makes it a particularly interesting experience, however, is how it was designed as a game. You can opt to befriend monsters instead of fighting them if they so choose — or you can kill 'em all instead.
While it attracted a fair amount of attention on its release, it's spent the first five years of its existence with a notable omission availability: it had never launched on any Xbox console. It's finally making its debut on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, and it's also going to have some special enhancements.
"If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that the aforementioned PC version of Undertale has been available on the Microsoft Store for a while now," read today's announcement. "While the Xbox version provides for a largely similar experience, there are a few Xbox-specific enhancements designed to make for a more comfortable time for those playing on a home console. Because of these, progress and save data between the two versions are unfortunately not compatible. But this also means that, similar to previous console releases, the Xbox version features its own little…shrine, one might say…of exclusive content to look out for."
When is the Undertale Xbox Game Pass Release Date?
The Undertale Xbox Game Pass release date is tomorrow, March 16, 2021. The game will be available for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One as part of the Xbox Game Pass program, or you can buy it for Xbox via the Microsoft Store.
Undertale had previously been available on Xbox Game Pass for PC more than a year ago, but it was subsequently removed and has not yet returned. Considering the incompatibility between the Xbox and PC versions and the lack of an announcement, I don't think we're going to be seeing it make its way back to Xbox Game Pass for PC just yet.
For now, you can sign up for Xbox Game Pass and get Undertale (along with a bunch of other great games) starting tomorrow. Alternatively, you can just buy it outright on the Microsoft Store for $14.99 or your regional equivalent.
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