Previous console generations have moved on pretty fast, with developers and publishers not waiting all that long to start developing games exclusively for new platforms. This latest console generation is an exception to that rule, as developers have worked to make their games available both for older hardware and the new platforms. As a result, there haven't been many games released exclusively for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, with most titles launching as cross-gen games.

This is of course reflected with the Xbox Game Pass lineup in any given month, with the vast majority of games available for both Xbox One and Xbox Series X. There have been a few exceptions, like when The Medium released as a day one Xbox Game Pass game and an Xbox Series X console exclusive, but they have been few and far between. However, the new Xbox Game Pass games for March 2022 have included another title that's only available on Xbox Series X and not Xbox One and will soon add another.

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On March 17, Xbox Game Pass added day one snowboarding game Shredders to its lineup of titles. Shredders is an Xbox Series X console exclusive, one of the few that are available at the time of this writing. While it would be great if Xbox One owners could get in on the action as well, having games only available for Xbox Series X and not Xbox One adds value to the new console and means developers can better take advantage of its superior hardware.

Xbox Series X-Only Game Pass Games for March 2022

Crusader Kings 3 Official artwork featuring a king
  • Shredders - March 17
  • Crusader Kings 3 - March 29

On Tuesday, March 29, Xbox Series X owners have another next-gen only Game Pass game to look forward to, and it's a big one. Crusader Kings 3 first launched last year as a PC exclusive, earning rave reviews and being hailed as one of the best strategy games in years. Crusader Kings 3 was a smash hit with critics when it launched, so there's a great deal of excitement for the upcoming console version.

As it so happens, the console version of Crusader Kings 3 is next-gen only, meaning it will be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X but will be skipping PS4 and Xbox One. The console version of Crusader Kings 3 will also be a day one Xbox Game Pass game, so subscribers have a major title to look forward in the days ahead.

Thanks to Xbox Series X's backward compatibility with Xbox One, all the new Xbox Game Pass games for March 2022 that released for Xbox One are also playable on the new console, regardless if they have a native Series X version or not. Because of this, March 2022 has been an especially exciting month for Xbox Series X owners.

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