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Xbox Game Pass games for May 2018 include another release day title

Here’s the list of games joining the Xbox Game Pass subscription in May 2018, including another brand new console exclusive, on release day.

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Xbox Game Pass May 2018

Here’s the list of games joining the Xbox Game Pass subscription in May 2018, including another brand new console exclusive, on release day.

Xbox Game Pass might not have as many games as PlayStation Now. It features close to 200, at the last count, whereas Sony’s equivalent boasts over 500 titles.

But in the war to be the “Netflix of Games” Microsoft is taking a slightly different approach. Yes, the Xbox Game Pass is full of classic titles, just like PlayStation Now, but every now and then, it receives a new game. And we’re talking brand new, here: Sea of Thieves, Rare’s fantastic multiplayer pirate simulator, launched on Xbox Game Pass on the same day it released on retail and digital stores.

In May 2018, Microsoft are keeping the brand new additions to the Xbox Game Pass roster going with State of Decay 2 (and Knuckles).

State of Decay 2, the zombie survival sequel you can play online with three buddies – like Left 4 Dead, or Dead Island – releases on Xbox One and Windows 10 on May 22nd, 2018. The moment it goes live (give or take a few minutes, as we did see some hiccups with Sea of Thieves) you should expect to see it available on your Xbox Game Pass subscription.

That not enough to sway you to give Xbox Game Pass a try this month? Here’s what else is joining the roster:

  • State of Decay 2
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  • Laser League
  • Overcooked
  • The Escapists
  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Unmechanical: Extended
  • Sonic & Knuckles

That’s quite a varied mix, with some very strong titles (and Knuckles) in there. It’s good to see Microsoft is following on with its commitment to adding new games to the Xbox Game Pass; long may it continue.


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