Microsoft added Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 to Xbox Game Pass by mistake

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Key notes

  • Microsoft accidentally added the original Baldur’s Gate & Baldur’s Gate 2 on the Xbox Game Pass.
  • Some users have reportedly received a mobile notification that hints at it.
  • The green console, instead, has confirmed other titles for the subscription plan.

It’s that time of the month for Xbox Game Pass subscribers, as Microsoft recently announced the line-up of games for January. Some users have reported that they’ve received a mobile notification saying that Baldur’s Gate & Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition are coming to the subscription plan

Unfortunately, these apparently turned out to be an honest mistake.

Folks over at True Achievement spotted the notification from the Xbox Game Pass mobile app, inviting gamers to re-experience beloved RPGs through the Xbox Game Pass. 

But, once you click on it, you’ll land on the game’s store page and meet the disappointing news that these games aren’t available on the Game Pass. Though, you can still purchase it on the Store for $49.99.

Instead, Microsoft has chosen Ubisoft’s 2020 hit Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to headline the January list, among other games. Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto V is leaving the subscription by the end of the week, after rumors saying that it would leave by the end of 2023.

The latest Baldur’s Gate 3 was a success, sweeping a lot of Game of the Year awards from the likes of The Game Awards and the Golden Joystick Awards. But, the bad news is, that the game’s studio has said that it won’t come to the subscription plan any time soon.

Meanwhile, made-by-Microsoft Starfield is being left out once again from the prestigious GOTY category. Not even a nomination. Ouch.