Xbox Game Pass November Update Includes Forza Horizon 5, Minecraft: Bedrock and Java Editions, and More

A month before Halo Infinite’s release, Xbox Game Pass has tons of new stuff for its November 2021 refresh.

December 9 is an important date for Microsoft and Xbox, as the latest iteration of their biggest Halo franchise finally launches across consoles and PC. However, you should not sleep on this month’s releases as well, as the Xbox Game Pass November update has some very good surprises in store for Microsoft’s service.

Xbox Game Pass November new titles

Minecraft: Java and Bedrock Editions (PC), coming November 2

Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft: Bedrock Edition will be arriving on Windows 10 and 11 as part of your Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate membership. This also includes cross-play with any version of Minecraft, which you can conveniently use to play with your friends across all platforms, including those on mobile.

Unpacking (Cloud, Console, and PC), coming November 2

Unpacking is a zen puzzle game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking. Enjoy Unpacking as it comes to Xbox Game Pass this Tuesday.

It Takes Two (Cloud, Console, PC) EA Play, coming November 4

Embark on the craziest journey of your life in It Takes Two. Invite a friend to join for free with Friend’s Pass and work together across a huge variety of gleefully disruptive gameplay challenges. It takes Two is also available to play via EA Play on Origin or on Steam.

Kill It with Fire (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox, coming November 4

The spider – mankind’s most ancient and deadly nemesis. As a licensed Kill It With Fire exterminator, it’s time to fight back! Assemble your arsenal of increasingly excessive weapons, track spiders across suburbia, and burn everything in your path! Enjoy the ID@Xbox title as it comes to Game Pass this Thursday.

Football Manager 2022 (PC), coming November 9

Football isn’t just about being the best and winning. It’s about overcoming the odds, realising your dreams, and earning your success. Fighting your way to the top and shocking the world or clawing your way back from the brink – these moments taste sweetest. Football Manager 22 is a Day One Xbox Game Pass title, although you can also purchase it as a standalone title on PC via Steam.

Football Manager 2022: Xbox Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC), coming November 9

Navigate your way to the top of the footballing world as the boss of the world’s greatest football teams in a tailored version of Football Manager that’s been adapted for console play on the biggest stage. Build your dream squad and make the club completely your own as you develop your career to become a managerial great. Plus, Ultimate members can play with Cloud Gaming featuring Xbox touch controls on day one, no controller needed!

Forza Horizon 5 (Cloud, Console, and PC), coming November 9

Your Ultimate Horizon Adventure awaits! Explore the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars. Lead breathtaking expeditions across the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars, as Forza Horizon 5 releases on Game Pass this November 9.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition (Console), coming November 11

Play the genre-defining classic, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, with high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more, bringing this beloved world to life with all new levels of detail.

One Step from Eden (Console and PC) ID@Xbox, coming November 11

Build a powerful deck, cast spells on the fly, battle evolving enemies, find game-changing artifacts, make friends or make enemies, just make it to Eden. Enjoy the deckbuilder once it arrives on the Game Pass this November  11.

Xbox Game Pass, leaving this November

  • Final Fantasy VIII HD (Console and PC)
  • Planet Coaster (Cloud and Console)
  • Star Renegades (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Streets of Rogue (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • The Gardens Between (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • River City Girls (Cloud, Console, and PC)
Kenneth Araullo
A writer specializing in video games, with two years of writing experience backed by a decade and a half of playing games. A PC Gamer and Dota 2 enthusiast at heart (will also take the occasional Switch title every now and then), he has reviewed multiple titles across many genres, and reported on many, many more.