Star Wars Outlaws

Navigating the Galaxy Solo: ‘Star Wars Outlaws’ to Bypass Xbox Game Pass

In a galaxy not so far away, the gaming community was abuzz with the news of “Star Wars Outlaws”, Ubisoft’s latest foray into the beloved Star Wars universe. As the game’s August 30 release on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC draws closer, a key question emerged: Will “Star Wars Outlaws” be included in Xbox Game Pass? Unfortunately, for fans hoping for a seamless addition to their Game Pass library, the answer is a resounding no.

A Game Pass Galaxy Far, Far Away

“Star Wars Outlaws” will not grace the Xbox Game Pass lineup, a move that aligns with Ubisoft’s longstanding practice of offering its titles through its subscription service, Ubisoft Plus. This decision mirrors the trajectory of other Ubisoft releases, such as “Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora” and “Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown”, which also did not make their way to Game Pass. Despite the direct release for Xbox Series X|S, players looking to delve into the adventures of Kay Vess will need to purchase the game outright through the official Xbox stores.

Ubisoft’s Subscription Service Strategy

Ubisoft’s approach emphasizes the value and exclusivity of its Ubisoft Plus service, enticing gamers to subscribe directly for access to its premium titles. This strategy, while limiting the accessibility of games like “Star Wars Outlaws” through broader services like Game Pass, underscores the company’s commitment to its subscription model as a central hub for its expansive gaming portfolio.

Star Wars Outlaws: A New Adventure Begins

“Star Wars Outlaws” is heralded as a groundbreaking entry into the Star Wars gaming canon. Players are thrust into the boots of Kay Vess, an emerging outlaw fighting for freedom from her entangled life of crime. Alongside her loyal companion Nix and the resourceful BX Commando droid ND-5, Kay’s quest for survival promises to be a thrilling ride through the Star Wars galaxy.

What This Means for Gamers

The exclusion of “Star Wars Outlaws” from Xbox Game Pass may come as a disappointment to subscribers used to the convenience and variety the service offers. However, it also highlights the evolving landscape of game distribution and the strategic moves by major studios to promote their proprietary platforms. For fans of Star Wars and open-world adventures, the decision to invest in “Star Wars Outlaws” comes down to their enthusiasm for exploring new stories within the universe and their willingness to navigate the increasingly segmented subscription service environment.

Embarking on the Journey

As August 30 approaches, anticipation for “Star Wars Outlaws” continues to build. Though it may not be part of the Game Pass galaxy, the game stands as a testament to Ubisoft’s dedication to delivering immersive experiences within the Star Wars universe. For those ready to join Kay Vess on her quest for freedom, the adventure awaits, full price or not, on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC.

Novara Skuara

When I was 7, I saw Star Wars: A New Hope in theaters a week after it opened. My parents were nice enough to take me and I have been a fan of Star Wars and almost all science fiction in general. I am an amateur writer who has been published for contributing flavor text to a RP game. I also have a copyright on a novel I hope to be able to publish sometime soon.