Alan Wake and more announced for Xbox Game Pass, DayZ soars after addition

Alan Wake
Alan Wake (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Alan Wake is a popular third-person action game from Remedy Entertainment.
  • It originally launched on Xbox 360 many years ago.
  • The title is coming to Xbox Game Pass on May 21 according to the developer.
  • DayZ has also found new success after hitting Xbox Game Pass.

Xbox Game Pass is a monthly game subscription service from Microsoft that gives you access to over 200 games for $10 a month. If you buy Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you gain access to not just Xbox Game Pass, but also Xbox Live Gold.

Today, Remedy Entertainment revealed that Alan Wake was coming to Xbox Game Pass on May 21. It's unclear if this was to be revealed since the official Xbox Game Pass Twitter account usually teases such announcements. Either way, it's happening!

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Xbox Game Pass has also proven to be quite beneficial for DayZ. Today, developer Bohemia Interactive sent Windows Central the following press release.

DayZ reports hundreds of thousands of new players, after becoming available on the Xbox Game Pass... The hardcore survival game is flourishing now more than ever, and has become one of the Most Played games on Xbox. Game Pass users can access the game for free and they can also purchase the base game and its DLC for a discounted price... If you have yet to play DayZ, then the Game Pass is the perfect opportunity to try your hand at surviving this harsh post-apocalyptic wasteland. DayZ is an unforgiving, authentic, open-world sandbox online game where each one of 60 players on a server follows a single goal – to survive as long as they can, by all means necessary. Every decision matters – with no save games, and no extra lives, every mistake can be lethal.

It seems like another game, called Golf With Your Friends (opens in new tab) is also coming to Xbox Game Pass soon. It should be available on May 19 from the looks of it, when it launches on all platforms. Cities: Skylines may also be returning in a few days. Lastly, Xbox Game Pass for PC is getting Plebby Quest: The Crusades.

Are you going to play both games on Xbox Game Pass? What titles do you want to see join the service? Let us know.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

2 Comments
  • I didn't tap into Alan Wake until it showed up on Backward Comparability. Couldn't believe I skipped over this during the XBox 360 Era. Great game. I will have to try out DayZ. The one thing Game Pass has done for me is open doors to new Genre's or games I would not have tried.
  • Awww, i got excited because I thought this was about some new Alan Wake game.