The recent announcement unveiled the latest additions to Xbox Game Pass for the end of January. In a separate reveal, subscribers also discovered that Frostpunk 2 will join the service in the coming months. Frostpunk 2 is currently among the most sought-after games of the year on Steam. It makes a significant acquisition for Xbox Game Pass, especially considering how early in the year this addition is occurring.
Frostpunk 2 is not out on any platform yet, making it another day-one addition to Xbox Game Pass. It is a trend that subscribers have come to expect. For those unfamiliar with the original Frostpunk or unaware of the latest developments surrounding Frostpunk 2, here’s an overview.
Frostpunk 2 in Xbox Game Pass
Before Xbox Game Pass subscribers get too excited about the imminent release of Frostpunk 2, it’s important to note that the game does not have a confirmed release date as of now. What we do know is that it is expected to launch in the first half of 2024, unless any unforeseen delays occur, in which case it might be pushed beyond that release window. While the exact release timing remains uncertain, it’s reassuring that the launch is likely soon.
The developer and publisher, 11 Bit Studios, recently reaffirmed the 2024 release window for Frostpunk 2 in a new gameplay trailer. This announcement also included confirmation of the game’s availability on Xbox Game Pass. The initial release will be on PC, accessible through platforms such as Steam, the Epic Games Store, and GOG. Subsequently, versions for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 will release at a later date, following the PC launch.
About Frostpunk 2
Primarily, Frostpunk 2 is an apocalyptic city-building game, that places players in control of the destiny of a frozen city. Set 30 years after the events of the original Frostpunk, the game maintains a frigid and dire atmosphere, challenging players to navigate and survive in the harsh conditions of this post-apocalyptic world.
“The game takes place 30 years after the apocalyptic blizzard that has taken place in Frostpunk,” a preview of Frostpunk 2 from 11 Bit Studios said. “Earth is still overwhelmed by the neverending frost and harsh, icy climate. You play as the leader of a resource-hungry metropolis where expansion and internal conflicts are an unavoidable reality. It’s up to you to make decisions about your City’s future and face their consequences. In Frostpunk 2 you can build your City on a new scale by creating entire districts with different purposes. Make sure that all parts of the City work well together as well as research technologies that will set the direction for your citizens’ progress.”