Compulsion Games, the makers of the much-hyped but ultimately rather lackluster We Happy Few, was one of the first firms bought by Microsoft as part of this most recent spate of game acquisitions. Although Microsoft now owns the studio and it has been on Game Pass for almost four years, We Happy Few will depart the program later this week.
Though Microsoft has not yet officially confirmed it, launching the Xbox Game Pass app now tells customers that the indie survival rogue-lite We Happy Few is slated to quit the app on January 15th – later this week.
Of course, titles are often added and removed from Game Pass, but what makes this one unique is that Compulsion Games is a first-party developer owned by Microsoft.
It’s worth mentioning that Microsoft purchased the company after we had already launched us Happy Few, with Gearbox functioning as publisher. As a result, despite owning the firm, Microsoft appears to lack complete rights to We Happy Few licence – at least for the first game.
For many, Xbox Game Pass is an amazing method to enjoy many titles at a low cost. This is acceptable as long as you understand you do not own any of the games and that they might vanish.