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Xbox Game Pass for the end of May 2021: What’s coming

Microsoft has dropped its Xbox Game Pass list for the remainder of May 2021. Here’s what you can look forward to playing.
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We already covered what’s leaving Xbox Game Pass at the end of this month. Now you can check out what’s on tap for the rest of May. Microsoft just dropped a huge list of new games coming in the next two weeks. Here’s what you’ll have to look forward to:

Console

  • SnowRunner – 5/18/2021
  • The Wild at Heart – 5/20/2021
  • The Catch: Carp & Coarse Fishing – 5/21/2021
  • Knockout City (EA Play) – 5/21/2021
  • Maneater – 5/25/2021
  • Conan Exiles – 5/27/2021
  • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – 5/27/2021

PC

  • SnowRunner – 5/18/2021
  • Secret Neighbor – 5/20/2021
  • The Wild at heart – 5/20/2021
  • The Catch: Carp & Coarse Fishing – 5/21/2021
  • Knocking City (EA Play) 5/21/2021
  • Maneater – 5/25/2021
  • Slime Rancher – 5/27/2021
  • Solasta: Crown of the Magister – 5/27/2021
  • SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest – 5/27/2021

Cloud

  • SnowRunner – 5/18/2021
  • Peggle 2 (EA Play) – 5/20/2021
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (EA Play) – 5/20/2021
  • The Catch: Carp & Coarse Fishing – 5/21/2021
  • Maneater – 5/25/2021
  • Conan Exiles – 5/27/2021
  • Fuzion Frenzy – 5/27/2021
  • Joy Ride Turbo – 5/27/2021

What’s on my radar, you ask? I’ve been hearing good things about SnowRunner ever since it was announced yesterday. That’s available immediately. I’m definitely very interested in checking out Maneater — the game that describes itself as a “shark-pg.” Though the arrival of MechWarrior 5 is certainly nothing to sneeze at either. You can never have too many mech games. You just can’t.

There are some relative unknowns on this list: The Wild at Heart and The Catch: Carp & Coarse Fishing, for instance. I want to dig more into those and see what their stories are.

One trend I’m definitely noticing is that Microsoft is doing a much better job securing PC games than it has in the past. Some of them are carryovers from the Xbox platform, but that’s actually great if the company is looking to keep some parity across PC and console.

The PC version of Xbox Game Pass has often felt like the red-headed stepchild in some ways. Console has often gotten more games, while those on the PC side haven’t been quite as lucky. It seems there’s a real shift happening on this front.

Anyway, now you know what’ll be keeping you busy through the rest of May. Be sure to check back closer to the end of the month, as Microsoft will undoubtedly have yet another slate of early June games to look over.