May 2021 Game Pass, Games With Gold Updates, and More

May is already here, and Xbox has dropped another great series of games to play for Game Pass subscribers, as well as Games with Gold and many more system updates.

For starters, if you have Xbox Gold here’s what you can expect this month as part of your subscription: 

  • Armello ($19.99 ERP): Available May 1 to 31
  • Dungeons 3 ($29.99 ERP): Available May 16 to June 15
  • Lego Batman ($19.99 ERP): Available May 1 to 15
  • Tropico 4 ($9.99 ERP): Available May 16 to 31 

Game Pass subscribers will also see these in their library ready to download, or coming soon: 

  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Console and PC)
  • FIFA 21 (Console and PC)
  • Outlast 2 (Cloud, Console and PC)
  • Steep (Cloud and Console)
  • Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remaster (Console and PC) – May 13th
  • Just Cause 4: Reloaded (Cloud, Console and PC) – May 13th
  • Psychonauts (Cloud, Console and PC) – May 13th
  • Red Dead Online (Cloud and Console) – May 13th
  • Remnant From The Ashes (PC) – May 13th

Also, these games will be leaving Game Pass very soon, so jump on them ASAP:

  • 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)

Microsoft also dropped a system update for Series X/S owners this week that includes improvements to the Quick Resume feature. Not only can you see which of your favorite games have the Quick Resume feature with a tag in your home screen, but it also improves the reliability and faster load times. You can also group these games together in your home screen. They should really call it “Quicker Resume” now. Maybe not, in hindsight.

They’ve also implemented the Audio Passthrough setting for your favorite streaming apps like Disney+, AppleTV, Plex. and many more. Enabling this setting in your Xbox audio settings screen allows your app to “passthrough” the default audio settings for your Xbox so that you can enjoy the best sound quality from your streaming app without extra fuss.

Xbox has also added new dynamic backgrounds, more family settings, Android app updates, and also the removal of the Xbox Smart Glass app for the PC. Remember the Smart Glass app? Yeah me neither…

That Game Pass list has a lot of great titles in it, which ones are you going to jump on right away? Let us know in the comments, and if you’re playing Final Fantasy X again, show us your impression of Tidus’ laugh!

Sources: Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Games With Gold, May Xbox Update
Image Source: Microsoft

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