Xbox Game Pass loses 18 Xbox One games this May (update)
The latest wave of Xbox Game Pass retirements has surfaced, marking 18 slated departures for May 2019.
Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass library has suffered a sizable hit, scheduled to drop 17 titles throughout May 2019. Alongside the previously reported six games leaving the Xbox One subscription service on May 15, a further 11 titles are now slated to rotate on May 31.
Updated May 16, 2018: Microsoft is also set to remove Saints Row IV: Re-Elected from Xbox Game Pass on May 31 (via TrueAchievements), raising this month's total to 18 departures.
Xbox Game Pass touts a healthy lineup of over 100 Xbox One games, packing fresh additions every month while retiring previous entries. As spotted by TrueAchievements, May marks the departure of a lengthy list of games, including Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition, D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, and various Star Wars titles. Below is the full list of Xbox Game Pass games on track for a May 31 removal.
- D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
- Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
- DmC: Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
- JumpJet Rex
- Knight Squad
- Laser League
- Layers of Fear
- Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
- Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
- Super Time Force
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Xbox 360)
- STAR WARS - Knights of the Old Republic (Original Xbox)
As previously announced, these Xbox Game Pass titles made a May 15 departure:
- Mega Man Legacy Collection
- MotoGP 17
- Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley
- Ms. Splosion Man
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
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While these departures are a substantial hit, the coming month is also host to promising additions. Eight new titles are on the May 2019 roadmap, including Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Wargroove, and Surviving Mars. In the meantime, Xbox Game Pass is available for a $10 flat monthly fee on Xbox One consoles.
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But I would think it's understandable from a business point of view to do it.
Not communicating on games leaving and only hyping those who comes can give the feeling that games just keeps on being added to the service.
Also not making a lot of noise about the games being removed could lead to a gamer missing out on a game or just may cause a player to only be at 50% of a game.
This will just create a need to buy the game if he wants to play or complete it. There is very little info where we can find what game was on and off game pass. For example, D4 was already on game pass and removed last year. It made it's way back and now it's removed again. Are we going to be in a situation where some game will just be added again and again just to make the numbers? I'm not saying that it's happening but it could be something that could happen.
Yes, Just Cause 4. SotTR came to game pass 5-6 months after release. @Coip
We happy few isn't a AAA game and MS bought Compulsion Games so not 3rd party.