Also, the debut of The Medium.
Xʙᴏx Gaᴍᴇ Pᴀss ꜰᴏʀ PC ɪs ɢᴇᴛtɪɴg a nɪᴄᴇ spʀᴇᴀᴅ ᴏꜰ ɴᴇᴡ ɢᴀᴍᴇs ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜᴏᴜᴛ tʜᴇ remaɪɴder ᴏꜰ Jᴀɴuary, ɪɴcludɪɴg tʜᴇ alʀᴇᴀᴅy cᴏɴfirᴍᴇd Cᴏɴtrol. Arguably tʜᴇ ᴍᴏsᴛ excɪᴛɪɴg ᴀᴅᴅɪᴛiᴏɴ ɪs tʜᴇ arrival ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ Yakuza Remᴀsteʀᴇᴅ Collectiᴏɴ, ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ʙʀɪɴɢs Yakuza 3, 4 ᴀɴd 5 ᴛᴏ PC ꜰᴏʀ tʜᴇ ꜰɪʀsᴛ tiᴍᴇ (tʜᴇ ᴄᴏʟʟᴇᴄᴛiᴏɴ ɪs ᴀʟsᴏ releᴀsɪɴg ᴀᴛ tʜᴇ saᴍᴇ tiᴍᴇ ᴏɴ Sᴛᴇᴀᴍ). Those ɢᴀᴍᴇs releᴀse ᴏɴᴛᴏ tʜᴇ servɪᴄᴇ ᴏɴ Jᴀɴuary 28.
January 28 will also see the launch of The Medium, which hits the subscription service on day one. But other titles are hitting the service even sooner: January 21 will see the aforementioned Control, Desperados 3 and Donut County added.
Just quietly, I'm most excited for Cyber Shadow, which hits the service on January 26. It's a gorgeous retro-styled action platformer with more than a whiff of Ninja Gaiden about it, and it's the first non-Shovel Knight game to be published by Yacht Club. It's also releasing on Steam.
January 29 will also see a handful of games leave the service: Death's Gambit, Final Fantasy XV, Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour, Gris, Indivisible, Reigns: Game of Thrones and Sea Salt.
Microsoft's subscription service exited beta last September and, after a long honeymoon period at a $1 a month, now costs $10 a month (or AU$10.95). Your first month on the service can be had for a dollar.