What you need to know
- Xbox Game Pass is an innovative gaming subscription that gives you access to hundreds of games on Xbox and PC.
- Every month, Microsoft reveals the next wave of games heading to the service over the next few weeks.
- The second half of May is packed with new titles for Xbox Game Pass, including SnowRunner, Maneater, and Conan Exiles.
- Xbox Game Pass subscribers can also look forward to MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, Fuzion Frenzy, and many more.
Players all over the world already feel like the weight of their games backlog is crushing them, but that isn't stopping Xbox Game Pass from dropping game after game onto the service. Xbox has just revealed the games heading to Xbox Game Pass in May, 2021 (opens in new tab), and the list is absolutely massive this time around. Players certainly aren't going to struggle to find something new to play with Xbox Game Pass in the next few weeks.
Some of the highlights of the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass include SnowRunner, Maneater, Conan Exiles, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and many more. There are also more games gaining touch control support for Xbox Cloud Gaming through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and a handful of games (including some Kingdom Hearts titles) leaving the service at the end of May.
In case you missed it, The Ascent is also coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one, and launches on July 29, 2021.
The games on this list can head everywhere that Xbox Game Pass is available, including Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. The best games on Xbox Game Pass already include some incredible titles, but this list of games makes a case for joining it. In any case, it might be necessary to think about investing in one of the best external SSDs for Xbox Series X|S to store all of these games. Finally, make sure you never lose track of Xbox Game Pass news by bookmarking our ultimate guide to everything coming to and leaving from Xbox Game Pass.
You can check out all the titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud gaming below:
SnowRunner (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — Available now
Peggle 2 (Xbox Cloud Gaming) via EA Play — May 20
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (Xbox Cloud Gaming) via EA Play — May 20
Secret Neighbor (PC) — May 20
The Wild at Heart (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & PC) — May 20
The Catch: Carp and Coarse Fishing (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — May 21
Knockout City (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & PC) via EA Play — May 21
Maneater (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — May 25
Conan Exiles (Xbox Series X|S Optimized, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming) — May 27
Fuzion Frenzy (Xbox Cloud Gaming) — May 27
Joy Ride Turbo (Xbox Cloud Gaming) — May 27
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One) — May 27
Slime Rancher (PC) — May 27
Solasta: Crown of the Magister (PC) — May 27
SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest (PC) — May 27
You can check out all the titles leaving soon from Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
- Assetto Corsa (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- Broforce (PC)
- Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One)
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One)
- Surviving Mars (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
- Void Bastards (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, & Xbox Cloud Gaming)
Xbox Cloud Gaming touch controls
You can check out all the titles gaining touch controls on Xbox Cloud Gaming below:
- Call of the Sea
- Genesis Noir
- Narita Boy
- Nier: Automata Become As Gods Edition
- Rain on Your Parade
- Two Point Hospital
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
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