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Sable, Boyfriend Dungeon among Xbox Game Pass PC releases in spring showcase

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Microsoft's spring showcase for their ID@XBOX indie publishing initiative has a nice stack of games coming to Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab) for PC this year on their launch day, eight new ones in all.

Most notable are Boyfriend Dungeon (opens in new tab), the anticipated Kickstarter-funded roguelike that is also a dating sim where you date your weapons. There's also the beautiful Sable, a lovely cel-shaded desert exploration adventure and one of our most highly anticipated games of 2021 (opens in new tab)

Here's the full list:

  • Boyfriend Dungeon, by Kitfox Games
  • Craftopia, by Pocketpair
  • Dead Static Drive (opens in new tab), by Team Fanclub
  • Recompile (opens in new tab), by Phigames
  • Sable, by Shedworks
  • She Dreams Elsewhere, by Studio Zevere
  • The Ascent (opens in new tab), by Neon Giant
  • Undungeon, by Laughing Machines

We liked the idea of Dead Static Drive, which is kind of like Grand Theft Auto vs Cthulhu (opens in new tab). Hacking game Recompile looks pretty flashy (opens in new tab). We're also pretty intrigued by co-op cyberpunk actin RPG The Ascent (opens in new tab), especially since co-op games are so appealing on Xbox Game Pass.

Will we have to update the list of best PC games on Xbox Game Pass several times this year? Like as not, yes, we will.

Jon Bolding is a games writer and critic with an extensive background in strategy games. When he's not on his PC, he can be found playing every tabletop game under the sun.