What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass is getting eight more games soon.
- Acclaimed experiences like The Banner Saga and Superhot are joining the service.
- Void Bastards is launching on Xbox Game Pass the same day as retailers.
- You can purchase a three-month subscription for $30 on Amazon (opens in new tab).
Today is a great day to be an Xbox Game Pass subscriber. Recently, Just Cause 4 joined the service and a lot of gamers have been enjoying it. However, the blockbusters don't end there. Today, Microsoft announced that acclaimed experiences like The Banner Saga are coming to the service soon.
You can look at a complete list below along with a description of the games. Metal Gear Survive and Void Bastards are probably the stars of the show here because they're both stellar action games.
Metal Gear Survive
Metal Gear Survive takes place in an alternate reality where your character is trapped in a dimension populated by undead-like creatures and other mechanical constructs. Your goal is to survive waves upon waves of enemy attacks, in a desperate attempt to escape this nightmarish world. Luckily, you can do so with the help of your friends because Metal Gear Survive is a multiplayer game.
Metal Gear Survive should join Xbox Game Pass on May 23.
The Banner Saga
The Banner Saga is a turn-based role-playing game which requires you to embark on an Oregon Trail-like quest. Throughout your journey, you'll have to go out into the world and face fantastical beasts. Dispatching them plays out more like chess because the combat focuses on strategy than brute strength.
The Banner Saga should join Xbox Game Pass on May 23.
Void Bastards is a strategy shooter which takes inspirations from games like BioShock and System Shock. The most striking feature has to be its unbelievable visuals that look like they were pulled straight from a comic book. There's a lot of excitement surrounding this game as it's going to launch on Xbox Game Pass the same day it hits retailers.
Void Bastards should join Xbox Game Pass on May 29.
Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer horror game along the lines of Friday the 13th: The Game. You can either be the predator or the prey. If you're one of the homicidal killers, you have to make sure no one survives the night. If you're one of the unlucky stereotypical B-movie characters, your goal is to make it out with your life.
Dead by Daylight should join Xbox Game Pass on May 30.
Outer Wilds is an open-world exploration game about escaping a deadly planet. You only have twenty minutes before the sun explodes and vaporizes you. Just like any roguelike, you have to repeat this again and again, learning more about the world through every playthrough. Hopefully you'll be able to eventually succeed with the newfound knowledge you've acquired after countless deaths.
Outer Wilds should join Xbox Game Pass on May 30.
Full Metal Furies
Did you enjoy Rogue Legacy all those years ago? Full Metal Furies is a co-op action game from the same developers. There is a strong emphasis on combat as it features some unique mechanics. Luckily, the title features single-player, local co-op, and online modes so you can experience it however you like.
Full Metal Furies should join Xbox Game Pass on June 6.
The Banner Saga 2
The Banner Saga 2 is also a turn-based role-playing game which requires you to embark on a perilous quest. Throughout your journey, you'll have to go out into the world and face dangerous creatures and other enemies. However, the story is even more interesting this time around.
The Banner Saga 2 should join Xbox Game Pass on June 6.
Superhot is a first-person shooter and melee game which takes place in a white, black, and red world. Time only moves when you do, and you have to time your movement, attacks, and dodging to avoid bullets and other attacks. It's much harder than it looks.
Superhot join Xbox Game Pass on June 6.
Xbox Game Pass didn't have a strong library when it launched, but now it features a tremendous amount of variety. Experiences like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Just Cause 4, and What Remains of Edith Finch make it a must-have for Xbox One owners.
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I was most excited about Void Bastards because of the art style, but the gameplay sounds like it's not exactly what I was hoping for, which was just a straight-up, linear, story-driven shooter. The strategy focus has me a bit worried. I'm glad to see The Banner Saga on there. I always found it weird that they made The Banner Saga 2 a Games with Gold game instead of the first one. It made way more sense to do the first one instead to get people into the series than to give them the sequel first. It's crazy that they gave away Outer Wilds via the E3 2018 Mixpot and it's only now releasing, nearly a year later.
It was delayed due to polish issues I believe.
Author: "Xbox Game Pass keeps on getting better and better."
So what is it? When new games gets added the service gets better and better.
And when games are removed it becomes worse and worse? Oh and Metal Gear Survive is a stellar game?? Ok then...
considering 25 games will have been added in a six week period compared to the 11 that are leaving, yeah, I'd say that's the definition of better.
In May, 14 games were added:
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (May 2)
Wargroove (May 2)
Descenders 1.0 (May 7)
For the King (May 7)
Surviving Mars (May 9)
Tacoma (May 9)
Black Desert (May 9)
The Surge (May 16)
Lego Batman 3 (May 16)
Metal Gear Survive (May 23)
The Banner Saga (May 23)
Void Bastards (May 29)
Outer Wilds (May 30)
Dead by Daylight (May 30) And 18 games were removed:
https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-game-pass-loses-17-games-may The point is this is a library of games that keeps on getting updated. The service doesn't "keep getting better and better" because the word "better" is subjective. The service just keeps getting updated. The "keep getting better and better" statement would have been true if games were only getting added to the service and that's clearly not the case.
Between this and Metal Gear Survive being a stellar game I don't know if the guy is little overselling the thing...
That's my bad, I forgot about the removals on the 15th. The quality of games coming to the service versus what is leaving is what makes it better, although again, this is subjective so it's in the eye of the beholder. But getting games straight into Game Pass on release that aren't Microsoft published is a win for the service, and Dead by Daylight is one of the better 1v4 horror games (given the fact that Friday the 13th is pure tripe, this isn't that much of an achievement but it's still something). Regarding Metal Gear Survive, if the writer thinks it's a stellar game then that's their opinion and they are entitled to it. I've never played it so I cannot comment one way or the other. Although from looking at reviews on Metacritic most actually praise the gameplay and story but decry it because it doesn't have that "Kojima" influence. However it oversells nothing, it would be overselling it to say that ALL the games being added are stellar experiences and there isn't a bad egg in the bunch. Which could technically also be true, but it's less likely. We also don't know why games are being removed, whether it is the actions of Microsoft or the publisher, for instance 4 Star Wars games leaving the service can't be a coincidence.
Like we said it's subjective. The thing here is that it's not a one-off thing, if you keep saying every article "it keeps getting better and better". Is it a copy pasted thing?
If every month the service just keeps getting "better and better" (see links), I wonder whether he is giving an honest opinion of games added vs games removed), he is doing lazy copy-paste or he is just here to promote a service.
https://www.windowscentral.com/minecraft-joins-xbox-game-pass-april About Metal Gear Survive, there are meaning to words.
Stellar means something that performed outstandingly well one of the leading performer in the field.
I don't know about Void Bastards because it's not even released but Metal gear Survive? It was a commercial and critical failure.
It's been in many worst game of the year list.
I mean, looking at that, it probably is a copy paste, but it's a tagline, you appear to be getting frustrated over something that's pretty minor.
It didn't have to be such a discussion. But when I'm told initially it's a quantity thing and then it's about quality and personal opinion I wonder if it really is about that. I think it's also about is this writer serious when he writes article. Is he giving a true opinion?
I mean an unreleased game is called stellar game? A commercial and critical failure is called a stellar game? A small indie game is called a blockbuster?
I don't think I've seen this on any other site I've ever been to. And this is the same in many other articles...
The games that we’re removed weren’t of the quality that were added.
'Quality' is paying $19.99 for a monthly service(disservice) for most games that should be backwards compatible and free.
I dig that clapback 😁
So all old games should be free? Wow.
Since when is Game Pass $19.99? And I agree with Avatar of Apathy, why should older games be free?
Yup subjective argument that is present in almost all your articles about added games on game pass.
https://www.windowscentral.com/minecraft-joins-xbox-game-pass-april Are you sure it's not just the copy-paste? Anyway the service getting better and better is not a fact because quality is subjective.
A fact would be the service keeps getting updated, because that's usually how these type of service works.
Some removes, some added... bad move?
Have new games to play every now and then == still true...
Buy it with your discount if you truly want to keep it.
Who said it's a bad move?
I don't understand your comment and how is it a reply to my comment, Hirox?
I didn't even criticise game pass on this occasion. lol
Then, what's the fuss? 1. people always have new games to play, thinking it's a good service.
2. people always have new games to play, thinking it's a bad service.
Read the previous comments. It's not that difficult to understand.
Superhot, E3 soon, VR announcement? hmmmmm
Probably not. They gave superhot away a few months back.
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