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.
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.
Which games are you interested in? What titles do you want in the future? Let us know.
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