Xbox Game Pass Adds More Games For May, FF9 Coming Soon

You can explore the Old West, fight for survival, or bring down a corrupt kingdom with this month's Game Pass offerings.

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[Update: May has begun and Red Dead Redemption 2 and DayZ are both now available. The remainder of the games will arrive later this month. Next up will be the JRPG Final Fantasy 9, which pays homage to classic Final Fantasy games with a more traditional structure and characters.]

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We're well into May now, and Microsoft has detailed some more games coming to Xbox Game Pass for both PC and Xbox One this month. As usual there's a little crossover between the libraries, but most of it is unique to each platform. Most importantly, however, is that one of the most-acclaimed first-person shooters in history will be playable on PC for the first time, and Xbox Game Pass for PC subscribers get the game for free.

First in the Xbox One announcement, Microsoft reiterated its prior note that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming on May 7. That date will also add the open-world survival game DayZ. A week later, on May 14, the classic RPG Final Fantasy IX will join the lineup, followed by the indie game Fractured Minds, which explores anxiety and mental health issues, on May 19.

Meanwhile, the PC announcement also shows Final Fantasy IX coming to the service, along with Halo 2 joining the Master Chief Collection, and the 4X strategy game Endless Legend. Both announcements also note that they recently released Moving Out and Streets of Rage 4, in case you missed those.

Both services will also rotate out some of their respective libraries. Notably the Xbox One service is losing Grand Theft Auto 5, Doom, and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, while the PC version will rotate out Rise of the Tomb Raider. You can check out the full lists of games both coming and going below.

Game Pass is an all-you-can-eat subscription service offering full game downloads for Xbox One or PC for $10 per month apiece. A Game Pass Ultimate subscription offers both services, along with Xbox Live Gold for online play, for $15 per month.

Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (May 7)
  • DayZ (May 7)
  • Final Fantasy IX (May 14)
  • Fractured Minds (May 19)

Xbox Game Pass for PC

  • Halo 2
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Endless Legend

Leaving Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One

  • Grand Theft Auto V (May 7)
  • Black Desert (May 15)
  • Doom (May 15)
  • Lego Ninjago (May 15)
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (May 15)
  • Metal Gear Survive (May 15)
  • The Banner Saga (May 15)
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (May 15)

Leaving Xbox Game Pass for PC

  • Imperator: Rome
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • The Banner Saga
  • West of Loathing
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

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