Fifteen more games are coming to Xbox Game Pass in May

They really don't slow down, do they? Xbox Game Pass is a must-have service and May 2021 is proving that. Here's the latest on the new batch of titles coming over the next couple of weeks.

LATEST - Even More Games Are Coming This Month

It feels like one of the biggest months for Xbox Game Pass yet and there is so much going on. Xbox has just confirmed that a whopping 15 new games are coming to Xbox Game Pass between now and May 31st.

In an effort to keep things informative, we're going to list them below with a little snippet of what each title is about. You're bound to find something you like...

  • SnowRunner (Cloud, Console, PC) - May 18th
    • SnowRunner puts you in the driver’s seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer extreme open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Drive over 40 vehicles from brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner as you leave your mark on an untamed open world

  • Peggle 2 (Cloud) - May 20th
    • Peggle 2 is a magical game full of bouncing balls, magical pegs, and bricks made of pure compressed joy! Test your luck and skill by clearing pegs, bashing bricks, and timing your shots just right to achieve extreme fever!
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighbourville (Cloud) - May 20
    • Ready the Juice Cannons and prepare for battle! Unearth 20 fully customizable character classes, tackle hilarious missions, defeat epic bosses, go all-out against friends and foes in six PvP modes, including Battle Arena, and more. Experience the unbeleafable thrills of combat today with EA Play!
  • Secret Neighbour (PC) - May 20
    • Secret Neighbor is a suspenseful multiplayer horror game where a group of kids try to rescue their friend from the Neighbor’s creepy basement – the only problem is one of the kids is the Neighbor in disguise.
  • The Wild at Heart (Console, PC) - May 20th
    • Day one with Xbox Game Pass! The Wild at Heart is a whimsical story centred around two children that escape to a fantastical land filled with magical creatures to befriend and an oddball order of guardians who’ve lost their way. Explore a beautiful, handcrafted world full of charming puzzles and deep secrets. Welcome to the Deep Woods. 

  • The Catch: Carp & Coarse Fishing (Cloud, Console, PC) - May 21st
    • With 35 species to hunt, you’ll have to work up your strategy and tactics to catch every boss fish. To succeed you’ll need to choose your angling spot, based on time of day, weather conditions and perfect equipment, before casting out to battle and catch these elusive creatures.
  • Knockout City (Console, PC) - May 21st
    • Day one with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Ultimate with EA Play!Calling all brawlers! Team up and duke it out in Knockout City, where epic dodgeball battlers settle the score in team-based multiplayer matches. Throw, catch, pass, dodge, and tackle your way to dodgeball dominance!

  • Maneater (Cloud, Console, PC) - May 25th
    • Maneater is a single-player action RPG, set in the Gulf Coast’s unforgiving waters. Fight to survive in the open ocean, swamps, and rivers with danger lurking at every depth. Your only tools are your wits, your jaws, and an uncanny ability to evolve as you feed.

  • Conan Exiles (Cloud, Console) - May 27th
    • Alone and naked in a hostile land, your first task is simply to survive. Then you must build a stronghold and gather your allies. And from there, you can set out to dominate your enemies. Conan Exiles is a single and multiplayer survival game, set in a massive open-world sandbox with mythical beasts, perilous dungeons, and the freedom to play whichever way you like.
  • Fusion Frenzy (Cloud) - May 27th
    • The Xbox original Fuzion Frenzy combines the continuous, frenetic action of a futuristic street sport with the action-packed fun of mini-games set in a dynamic 3-D urban environment. Six arenas and more than 45 mini-games provide plenty of competitive fun for up to four players.
  • Joy Ride Turbo (Cloud) - May 27th
    • Joy Ride Turbo is an arcade racer delivering precision handling, speed, and crazy stunt mayhem! In the Stunt Park, show off your skills or explore and find collectables that unlock cars, giving you an edge for faster races and death-defying stunts.
  • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (Console) - May 27th
    • Welcome to the year 3015! It’s a hell of a time to be alive. Humanity has colonized thousands of star systems, war is everywhere, and the battlefields of the future are dominated by hulking machines known as BattleMechs. It’s dangerous work for the elite pilots of these metal monstrosities, but that’s why a power-hungry MechWarrior like you came here, right? If you’re looking to blast, wreck, stomp – and profit – step inside!
  • Slime Rancher (PC) - May 27th
    • Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light-years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slime. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner!
  • Solasta: Crown of the Magister (PC) - May 27th
    • Discover the shattered world of Solasta. Explore ruins and dungeons for legendary treasures, learn the truth of an age-old cataclysm, and stop it from happening again. Tailor your squad to your preferred strategy and maximize your party’s abilities in classic tabletop RPG tradition. The choice is yours.
  • SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest (PC) - May 27th
    • Make your mark in the chaotic world of Nortander in SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest. Explore and prosper, build and lead armies, develop your character, and defend the throne in this story of renegades and rebellion.

In addition to this, starting May 18th, the following titles will have Xbox Touch Controls on mobile devices:

  • Banjo-Tooie;
  • Call of the Sea;
  • Genesis Noir;
  • Narita Boy;
  • Nier: Automata Become As Gods Edition;
  • Rain on Your Parade;
  • Two Point Hospital;

More Games Revealed

We've got the full list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in May 2021 down below, but Microsoft has revealed some new games for the first half of the month.

The following games have been revealed as coming to the service over the next week or two:

  • Outlast 2 - May 6
  • Steep - May 6
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster - May 13
  • Just Cause 4: Reloaded - May 13
  • Psychonauts - May 13
  • Red Dead Online - May 13
  • Remnant: From the Ashes - May 13 (PC only)

FIFA 21 Is Coming to EA Play

It's absolutely massive, really. FIFA 21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass on May 6 thanks to the service's partnership with EA Play.

It's the first time a title from the series has been added to the service, or something similar before the next iteration of the game has been released.

This might not be your cup of tea, as it's a sports title, but this could signpost the fact that EA games will join Xbox's Game Pass earlier than we think in the future.

Knockout City & Second Extinction Confirmed

Microsoft has recently confirmed that Knockout City will be launching on Xbox Game Pass via EA Play on May 21.

The "dodgebrawling game" releases on the same day, so coming to Game Pass will help it garner a larger audience.

Following that announcement, it was revealed that Second Extinction will be entering Xbox Game Preview Program and will be available through Game Pass.

Full List of Confirmed Games

Below are all of the games confirmed to be coming to Xbox Game Pass in May 2021.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 will be coming to the service on May 4th based on a Microsoft Store listing.

  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 - May 4
  • Outlast 2 - May 6
  • Steep - May 6
  • FIFA 21 - May 6 via EA Play
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster - May 13
  • Just Cause 4: Reloaded - May 13
  • Psychonauts - May 13
  • Red Dead Online - May 13
  • Remnant: From the Ashes - May 13 (PC only)
  • Knockout City - May 21

Leaving Games

While new games are always being added to Game Pass, games are also leaving too.

Here are all of the confirmed games to be leaving in May 2021.

Leaving May 1st

  • Endless Legend (PC)
  • Fractured Minds (Console)
  • For The King (Console, PC)
  • Levelhead (Console, PC)
  • Moving Out (Console, PC)
  • Thumper (PC)

Leaving May 6th

  • FIFA 15 (Console)
  • FIFA 16 (Console)
  • FIFA 17 (Console)
  • FIFA 18 (Console)

The FIFA games are being removed from Game Pass due to them being delisted on EA Play.

EA Play is available for free to Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, adding around 90-100 extra titles to the already stacked roster of games.

Due to them being older FIFA titles we can't imagine anyone will be missing them.

But, if you prefer the older titles, you can grab them used for as little as 50p on CEX.

When Will The Rest Of The Games Be Announced?

We usually see an announcement within the first few days of the month, and then sometimes again further into the month, depending on how many games are being added.

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