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What’s new on Xbox Game Pass in May 2024, and what’s leaving

Published Apr 30th, 2024 6:22PM EDT
Coming to Xbox Game Pass: Little Kitty Big City, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, and More
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It’s a new month which means that it’s time for a new round of games coming to Xbox and PC Game Pass! However, with every new game coming to the service, there is always another game that we must say goodbye to.

In a blog post, Xbox has announced what’s coming to Game Pass in May 2024. There is one game that is available to play right now, some more games that are coming throughout the rest of the month, and a number of games that are leaving the subscription service.

The announcement came on the same day that the company revealed that it would be hosting its annual Xbox Games Showcase as well as a Call of Duty Direct event on June 9th. While we’re waiting for all of those game announcements, let’s see what we get to play in the meantime!

What’s new on Xbox Game Pass in May 2024

Here’s everything that’s coming to Xbox Game Pass in May 2024:

Have A Nice Death – April 30th

The first game to come to Xbox Game Pass in May (actually in April) is Have A Nice Death, which launches on April 30th and is available on Cloud, Console, and PC.

In this darkly charming 2D action roguelike, play as an overworked Death, whose employees have run rampant, completely throwing off the balance of souls – and his vacation plans. Grab your trusty scythe and show your employees who’s boss.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition – May 2nd

The next game to launch in May is Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. The title will launch on Xbox Game Pass on May 2nd and will be available on Cloud, Console, and PC.

The Definitive Edition of the critically acclaimed action-adventure is returning to Game Pass! Endure high-octane combat, customize weapons and gear, and overcome grueling environments to survive Lara Croft’s first adventure and uncover the island’s deadly secret.

Kona II: Brume – May 7th

Kona II: Brume is the next game coming to Xbox Game Pass in May. It will be available on Cloud, Console, and PC on May 7th.

Continuing the interactive tale of Kona, this title offers players an immersive first-person narrative experience with a unique storytelling mechanic. Explore the rustic setting of a rural mining village of Northern Canada in 1970 and uncover the mystery of the bizarre mist – the brume – that has engulfed the region.

Little Kitty, Big City  – May 9th

Little Kitty, Big City will launch next on Xbox Game Pass. It will be available on Cloud, Console, and PC on May 9th. This is a day-one title, meaning that the game is available on Xbox Game Pass the same day it goes on sale.

In this open-world playground, you’re a curious little kitty with a big personality on an adventure to find your way back home. Explore the city, make new friends with stray animals, wear delightful hats, and leave more than a little chaos in your wake. After all, isn’t that what cats do best?

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons  – May 14th

The next game coming to Xbox Game Pass in April is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. It will be available on Cloud, Console, and PC and launch on the service on May 14th.

The critically acclaimed and award-winning classic is returning to the Game Pass library! Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director Josef Fares and developer Starbreeze Studios. Solve puzzles, explore the varied locations, and fight boss battles, controlling one brother with each thumb stick.

The company also notes that, while they didn’t announce these games as part of its usual update on what’s new with Game Pass back in April, both Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and The Rewinder are both now available as part of Game Pass as well.

Leaving Xbox Game Pass on May 15th

With new games being added, there will also be games that we lose. The following games will removed from Xbox Game Pass on May 15, 2024:

  • Eastern Exorcist (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Eiyuden Chronicle Rising (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Ghostlore (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Just Cause 4 Reloaded (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Norco (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • SD Gundam Battle Alliance (Cloud, Console, PC)
  • Supraland Six Inches Under (Cloud, Console, PC)

While we say goodbye to a few games, we’re getting a sweet deal on the other side. There’s a lot to play while we’re waiting for that Xbox Games Showcase event!

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