Your Xbox Game Pass is getting new games in May – Dragon Quest Builders 2 just the first

Your Xbox Game Pass is getting new games in May – Dragon Quest Builders 2 just the first

Xbox Game Pass is getting new games in May (Image: MICROSOFT)

Xbox Game Pass is introducing new games to the service this week, starting with Dragon Quest Builders 2 on Tuesday, May 4. Microsoft announced its plans for the new month today, revealing that they would be adding a total of nine new games over the coming weeks. This will mean that by the end of May, Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to play a number of new titles across Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.

It should be noted that some are only being released on consoles, while others will be appearing exclusively on Microsoft’s PC platforms.

This means that you will need to have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – Microsoft premium version of its XGP library – to access some of them.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 will be kicking off the big Xbox Game Pass update on May 4, having first been announced on April 26.

“Get ready to put on your hard hats, grab your tools, and to start construction. You’ll be able to embark on an epic journey and become the Master Builder, as Dragon Quest Builders 2 is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S (via backward compatibility), and Windows 10 PC and Xbox Game Pass (Console, Cloud, and PC) on May 4,” the official Xbox Game Pass announcement reads.

For those who might not have heard of it, Dragon Quest Builders 2 is the block-building RPG spin-off from the popular Dragon Quest series, created by Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama, and composer Koichi Sugiyama.

Unlike other block-building games, Dragon Quest Builders 2 features a full storyline, complete with its own cast of characters.

We don’t know exactly what time Dragon Quest Builders 2 will become playable on May 4, but we would expect the new game to be live by 6pm BST.

And while Dragon Quest Builders 2 is going to be a release for Xbox Game Pass this week, more is being planned for May.

For those with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, FIFA 21 will become playable on May 6, alongside Outlast 2 and Steep.

FIFA 21 is incredibly popular and while not all Xbox Game Pass subscribers will get to start playing it this week for free, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other games to look forward to.

Later this month, Microsoft will be introducing Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Just Cause 4: Reloaded, Psychonauts and Red Dead Online.

All of this will be coming to the service on May 13, however, it should be noted that Red Dead Online will be the standalone version and will not contain any single-player campaign content.

The tech giant plans to finish the month with the release of Remnant: From the Ashes, which will be available to play on the PC platform on the same day.

Microsoft has also announced that they are refreshing the Xbox Game Pass library by dropping the following games this month:

  • Alan Wake (Console and PC)
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 (PC)
  • Dungeon of the Endless (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Final Fantasy IX (Console and PC)
  • Hotline Miami (PC)
  • Plebby Quest: The Crusades (PC)

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