Xbox Game Pass Adds Yet Another Game This Week


Xbox Game Pass sees the release of two more games this week, one of which we didn’t know was coming to the subscription service. The excellent Sea of Stars releases today, August 29, but we already knew about that. Expansive Worlds has confirmed that its open-world fishing game Call of the Wild: The Angler is also headed to Game Pass–and soon. The game hits Game Pass on August 30.

Call of the Wild: The Angler makes its console debut via Game Pass, and it’ll also be available for purchase for $30. The Angler is also coming to PS5 and PS4, and PC players can get it through Game Pass for PC or by purchasing it outright. You can check out the video below to hear from the studio about the process of bringing The Angler to console.

The Angler has Performance and Quality modes on PS5 (this is Avalanche’s first PS5 game) and Xbox Series X, allowing players to choose between higher frame rate or graphical quality and resolution. The console edition also includes the improvements from the Evolution Update that came to PC recently, introducing an updated tutorial, an overhauled progression system, eight additional fish species, and a variety of quality-of-life updates.

The Angler is a fishing game that allows players to explore an open world and seek out rivers and lakes to find and catch fish. You can play solo or by teaming up with up to 11 other people via cross-play co-op. The game has all types of different fish, each with their own unique behavior and methods to catch them. You can create and customize a character and take part in story missions or just explore the open world.

Expansive Worlds, which is a division of Just Cause developer Avalanche, also runs the live-service hunting game, The Hunter: Call of the Wild. That game is also on Game Pass.