Xbox Game Pass August 2023 Wave 2 Titles Announced

Published: August 15, 2023 9:42 AM /


Leatherface and his henchmen in the creepy key art for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, one of the games coming as part of the Xbox Game Pass August 2023 Wave 2 lineup

Xbox has unveiled the Xbox Game Pass August 2023 Wave 2 lineup, and while there aren't many surprises, it's a pretty solid showing.

Starting from today, space RPG Everspace 2 is available across cloud and Xbox Series X|S, so go strap yourself into your spaceship and get lootin'.

Following that, wilderness walking sim Firewatch hits PC, console, and cloud on August 17th. Get your magnifying glass ready, because there's a mystery to solve out in Wyoming, and hey - it might just help you find a new connection with the outdoors.

August 18th sees the release of the rather disturbing-looking The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, again on PC, console, and cloud. Probably safe to avoid that one if you're looking for a cozy adventure.

Radio silence follows for a week and a half or so, after which the retro-inspired RPG Sea of Stars lands on Game Pass for PC, console, and cloud. This one's gone gold, too, so there aren't likely to be any more delays.

A battle in the Xbox Game Pass August 2023 Wave 2 game Sea of Stars, in which the player is contemplating using the skill "Moonerang"
Sea of Stars is one of a handful of games heading to Xbox Game Pass this month.

After Sea of Stars, the final Xbox Game Pass game heading to the service as part of this August 2023 second wave is Gris, although the emotionally evocative platformer technically lands on PC, console, and cloud on September 5th.

Here's another quick recap of everything that's coming to Xbox Game Pass as part of the second August 2023 wave.

  • Everspace 2 (available now - Xbox Series X|S, cloud)
  • Firewatch (August 17th - PC, console, cloud)
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (August 18th - PC, console, cloud)
  • Sea of Stars (August 29th - PC, console, cloud)
  • Gris (September 5th - PC, console, cloud)

As ever, several games are also leaving Game Pass at the end of this month. Here's everything checking out of the service on August 31st.

  • Black Desert
  • Commandos 3 - HD Remaster
  • Immortality
  • Nuclear Throne
  • Surgeon Simulator 2
  • Tinykin


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