Xbox Gamepass will be receiving 8 new games during May. Two of which will be available on their launch dates and six from May 1st. No word on which games may be leaving the service in their place so, none, in fact, may leave the service. Either way, two brand new games will be joining which is the continuation of them adding games at launch, continuing their promise to do so with their first launch addition of Sea of thieves.
The games being added this coming month are:
State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2 is the ultimate zombie survival fantasy that asks – how will you survive? A sequel to the hugely successful first game, you take on the zombie apocalypse as you build a community with unique survivor characters who have their own backstories and motivations and develop a base that makes each experience completely different.
In addition, State of Decay 2 features one of the most requested features from the community: cross-platform co-op multiplayer, where you and up to three of your friends can survive together on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC. State of Decay 2 is available for Xbox Game Pass members on May 22nd.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
It’s time to take to the pitch as Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 comes to Xbox Game Pass from May 1 through August 31. Experience the award-winning series and play as iconic teams like F.C. Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund.
The authenticity of the beautiful game is presented with true-to-life visuals and animations of players like Philippe Coutinho, Marco Reus, Lionel Messi, and Neymar Jr. Team up with friends in online 3v3 co-op matches to become the next great e-sports team. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is where legends are made. Become one with Xbox Game Pass.
On May 10th, Laser League, a light-speed, arcade multiplayer shooter like no other, will be making its console debut on Xbox One and join Xbox Game Pass the same day. Roll7, known for the award-winning OlliOlli series and Not A Hero, bring their trademark gameplay to an original vision of near-future competition.
Jump into exhilarating 4v4 local matches or go online for 2v2 and 3v3 battles, face off in packed and vibrant international stadiums with intensely challenging laser maps to master, and party up with friends to find the perfect strategic blend of the six different classes. Make use of each unique ability to dominate the pitch and your opponents as the pitch lights up with deadly laser lights. Climb the leaderboards and make a name for yourself, gaining mastery ranks and XP. Unlock new kits, emojis, and laser patterns to customize your characters and leave your mark on the pitch in Laser League!
If you can’t stand the heat, it’s because your kitchen is on fire! Overcooked, the award-winning chaotic couch co-op cooking game for 1-4 players will be available on Xbox Game Pass starting May 1. Chop, dice, and fry your way to victory in a race to serve your hungry customers before they storm out, taking their precious tips with them!
Choose from a vast variety of quirky chefs and take part in an epic journey, tackling an increasingly challenging gauntlet of kitchens that will push your teamwork and coordination to the limits. Have you ever wanted to boil soup while moving between two speeding trucks or bake pizza in a haunted house? Then Overcooked is the game for you!
Award-winning prison break simulation The Escapists is coming to Xbox Game Pass on May 1. While the aim of the game is simply to escape, the beauty is in your execution. You’re free to explore the prison, grabbing every chance to plan your escape between the mandatory rollcalls and chores.
Do favors for other inmates, build up your strength in the gym, or read books to increase your skills. Liberate items from the inmates to use for crafting weapons and tools. Whether you execute a stealthy breakout or go out guns blazing, the objective is the same: ESCAPE!
Homefront: The Revolution
Rise up and lead the resistance in Homefront: The Revolution, an open-world shooter set in a dystopian near future, where the United States has been occupied by the overwhelming military might of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) — available for Xbox Game Pass members on May 1.
As Ethan Brady, you must master the art of guerrilla warfare — ambush, sabotage, infiltration, and deception — and fight a running battle through the war-ravaged suburbs of Philadelphia. Homefront: The Revolution boasts a vast single-player campaign and the Resistance Mode, a fully featured co-op experience, lets you and your friends form a Resistance Cell and take the fight to the KPA in thrilling PvE combat.
Unmechanical: Extended is a critically acclaimed puzzle adventure game that combines puzzle solving, exploration, and an engrossing atmosphere, and is available for Xbox Game Pass members on May 1. Players can look forward to losing themselves in a world of flesh, rock, and steel, solving a whole host of puzzling challenges, and helping our little robot, who is trapped in an underground complex, to find his way to freedom.
And the only backward compatible title joining the lineup is:
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic and Knuckles join forces. Enjoy a different experience in the world of Sonic where adversaries work as one. Join Sonic and Knuckles from May 1, as they join forces to beat the schemes of the genius Dr. Eggman. Their goal is to find the Master Emerald and save Angel Island. You can play as Sonic or as Knuckles to defeat Dr. Eggman. With eight zones to explore and two adventures to conquer. And to enhance your experience, you can combine with Sonic 3 to play as Sonic, Knuckles, and even Tails to unlock the best secrets. Also, you can combine with Sonic 2 and all of Knuckles signature moves are now yours.
On top of these additions coming next month, from now until May 8th (or M8 day), any new members of Gamepass can get their first month for the low price of AU$1! That’s a saving of $9.95 for your first month of the game pass if you’re a new subscriber.
So? Feeling enticed yet?
Check out the full list of games available in the Gamepass here.