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Best answer: Yes and no. Only Kingdom Hearts 3 will be available in Xbox Game Pass starting on February 25, 2020. Though the rest of the series has finally launched on Xbox One, it is not coming to Xbox Game Pass any time soon.
Which Kingdom Hearts games are not in Xbox Game Pass?
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue are not in Xbox Game Pass. I know for anyone unfamiliar with the series, those names themselves don’t mean much. Effectively, they’re director’s cuts of the original games all bundled together. Here’s which games they include:
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX
- Kingdom Hearts 1
- Kingdom Hearts 2
- Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
- Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
- Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage
- Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (movie)
- Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
If you’re looking for just the main console games in the series, you’ll get those with Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX.
Why are all Kingdom Hearts games not in Xbox Game Pass?
This is the first time in the series’ history that all of Kingdom Hearts will be playable on Xbox One. As such, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue just launched on Xbox One on February 18, 2020. Square Enix likely wants to make as much money as possible and is selling them at normal retail prices.
Kingdom Hearts 3 has been on Xbox One for over a year, so that’s probably why it was placed into Xbox Game Pass. This also gives players with Xbox Game Pass an incentive to try it out and then purchase the remaining games.
Will the rest of the series ever come to Xbox Game Pass?
It is unknown whether Square Enix ever plans to release the rest of the series into Xbox Game Pass, but it’s not impossible. Either way, it likely won’t be for some time since the games just launched.
Will Kingdom Hearts 3 be in Xbox Game Pass forever?
Probably not. Xbox Game Pass regularly rotates games in and out of its catalog. While some stay longer than others, it’d be wise to play Kingdom Hearts 3 as soon as possible if you’re interested in it. There’s no telling when it will be pulled, but it’ll likely be a few months at the very least.
Hundreds of games ready for you to play
Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft’s killer game subscription service that lets members download hundreds of titles on demand whenever they please. Xbox exclusives launch into the program, and dozens of 3rd party games join frequently.
The main series
Nearly everything you’ll need to understand KH3
This bundle gives you the most complete series package and should (hopefully) get you all caught up if you want to even somewhat understand Kingdom Hearts 3’s story. Because let’s face it, the narrative is a mess.
Weirdly more expensive than the other bundle
This bundle includes less than the other, but for some reason, it is more expensive. Why? Because Square Enix. Who knows. Regardless, this should give some more context to the narrative if you find yourself confused.
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