Xbox Game Pass In May: Xbox One Gets Another Big Launch, State Of Decay 2

State of Decay 2 and more will be playable for subscribers.

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Microsoft's Netflix-style subscription service for Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, is set to enjoy another big month in May. Alongside the standard additions we've come to expect, two different titles will be available through Game Pass on the same day they're released for sale. The company is also offering new subscriptions for just $1.

One of the two new releases is State of Decay 2, which is among Xbox One's bigger exclusives of the year so far. The open-world survival game looks to build on its predecessor with, among other things, new co-op multiplayer. The game will be available on both Xbox One and PC for Game Pass subscribers, and it actually supports cross-platform multiplayer between the two for up to four players. It launches on May 22.

The other game making its debut on Game Pass on its release day is Laser League. It's a new arcade-style multiplayer shooter from Roll7, the developer of the excellent OlliOlli skateboarding games. It's been available in early access on Steam since last year, but it leaves that state and arrives on consoles (both Xbox One and PS4) on May 10. It'll be available for Game Pass owners on Xbox One on that day.

May's other additions all arrive right on May 1 and include a nice mixture of genres. There's the great co-op cooking game, Overcooked; classic platformer Sonic & Knuckles; puzzle game Unmechanical: Extended; open-world shooter Homefront: The Revolution; and simulation game The Escapists.

The last of the bunch is a bit of an unusual one--PES 2018, the Pro Evolution Soccer series' most recent entry, will also join the lineup on May 1. Whereas it's understood that third-party Game Pass games aren't necessarily in the library forever, we know exactly when PES 2018 leaves: August 31. That's roughly a few weeks before we'd expect PES 2019 to arrive.

You can check out the full lineup of May additions below, or see what was added in April. While we don't know what the future will bring, we do know that Microsoft's first-party titles will continue to release through Game Pass right on release day, including this year's Crackdown 3.

May 2018 Xbox Game Pass Lineup

May 1

  • The Escapists
  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Overcooked
  • PES 2018
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Unmechanical: Extended

May 10

  • Laser League

May 22

  • State of Decay 2
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I've never given PES a chance.

I guess this is my chance to do so.

If 2018 is good I'll pick up 2019 from Amazon.

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Yooo!!!! That is crazy that they're not only putting out first party games day and date on release, but 3rd parties as well - especially something as high profile as PES. This is an interesting development for the future, where we might see publishers and devs using things like Game Pass and GWG/PS+ (Super Mega Baseball 2 launches on GWG in May) more often to give their games a chance against the competition - like PES gaining some exposure against FIFA.

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That sound very nice indeed and glad I am an member of Xbox Pass.

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