Bandai Namco has confirmed that its upcoming action role-playing game Scarlet Nexus will not be released on Xbox Game Pass as some rumors had suggested.
A spokesperson for the publisher plainly confirmed this to VGC. “We have no plans to bring Scarlet Nexus to Xbox Game Pass at this time and are excited for its launch on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC on June 25,” the spokesperson said.
The rumor suggested that Scarlet Nexus would be just the latest title coming to Xbox Game Pass day one, but that won’t be the case. All of Microsoft’s first-party games release on Xbox Game Pass day one–including Halo Infinite later this year–while the publisher has cut deals with third-party publishers for this as well, like with Square Enix for Outriders.