Xbox Game Pass March update adds Star Wars Squadrons, Football Manager 2021, and NBA 2K21

Microsoft has confirmed some of the games that will be added to Xbox Game Pass during March, and if you are a sports fan then this is the month for you. Madden NFL 21 has just joined the service through EA Play. Also joining Xbox Game Pass through EA Play will be Star Wars Squadrons and NHL 21. Furthermore, sports fans will also be able to claim NBA 2K21 and Football Manager 2021. Quite the bumper start to March by Microsoft. The dates and platforms are below.

  • Madden NFL 21 (Console) – Available now.
  • Football Manager 2021 (PC) – March 4th
  • Football Manager 2021 Xbox Edition (Console/PC) – March 4th
  • NBA 2K21 (Console/Cloud) – March 4th
  • Star Wars Squadrons (Console) – Date to be confirmed
  • NHL 21 (Console) – April

As per usual when some games get added others get removed. Leaving Xbox Game Pass on March 15th will be:

  • Alvastia Chronicles (Console and PC)
  • Astrologaster (PC)
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Console and PC)
  • Kona (Console)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Console)

In our review for NBA 2K21, Dom wrote:

NBA 2K21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S is a big step forward for the franchise and easily the best version of this year’s basketball franchise. There might be the feeling that features were shorn from the current gen release to give it more impact, but from the inclusivity of featuring the WNBA in MyPlayer, to the sprawling The City online hub and the stunning graphics and gameplay improvements, this will keep you and your new console happy well into 2022.
Football Manager 2021 combines the best elements of previous games and undergoes a dramatic improvement that cuts deeper than the superficial. It’s heavy, detailed, and been given a new texture by a more personal take on management.
In our review for Madden NFL 21, Dom wrote:
Madden 21 has the components to be a solid, if utterly by-the-numbers entry in the franchise. However, a raft of bugs and glitches serve to undo the game’s atmosphere at every turn.
And finally, in our Star Wars Squadrons review, Dom wrote:

Star Wars Squadrons has taken an impressive first step in revitalising the Star Wars fighter pilot game. With a tale that feels like a genuine part of the galaxy far, far away, and space combat that gives you the tools to be an X-Wing or TIE fighting ace. Whether you’re on the light or the dark side of the Force, this is a game that Star Wars fans need to play.
Source: Microsoft
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  1. Have you heard anything about EA Play for Game Pass for PC? I haven’t seen a word from Microsoft since they delayed it on launch day back in December. I’d love to give Squadrons a go.

    • Nope. Not a peep about it since the delay, sadly.

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