Xbox Game Pass Is Losing One Of Its Best Games On May 1

Tetris Effect, disconnected.


Seasons change, taxes hurt, and Xbox Game Pass continues its cycle of life by rotating several games out of the subscription service. On May 1, you can say goodbye to several games, some of which are really, really good.

As spotted by Wario64, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Destroy All Humans, Unsouled, Bugsnax, and one of the greatest synesthesia games of all time, Tetris Effect: Connected, will be exiting Game Pass to make way for new arrivals like Redfall. Game Pass members can still save 20% on these games when buying them outright, so for anyone who wants to keep these titles in their library, the price will be lower than usual.

For anyone who hasn't experienced the sheer audio-visual delight of Tetris Effect, there's no better time than now to dive into a classic game that is enhanced by its eclectic score and captivating visuals. Directed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, the Japanese designer and producer behind cult-classics Rez and its re-release Rez Infinite, the game earned high praise for its "mesmerizing aesthetics" in GameSpot's Tetris Effect: Connected review.

Leaving Xbox Game Pass On May 1

  • Dragon Quest Builders 2
  • Destroy All Humans
  • Unsouled
  • Bugsnax
  • Tetris Effect: Connected

As for new Game Pass arrivals, the latest batch of April titles are now available to play. Loop Hero, Iron Brigade, Ghostwire: Tokyo, NHL 23, and Minecraft Legends are all available on the system, and Redfall will arrive on May 2 for PC and Xbox Series X|S. On console, Redfall will be will be hard-locked to 30 frames per second, and a Performance Mode option will be added at a later date.

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