DayZ and Final Fantasy IX coming to Xbox Game Pass in May

A little something for everyone.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is not the only game coming to Xbox Game Pass in May as a few other titles were recently revealed on the Xbox blog. Alongside Red Dead Redemption 2, gamers can dig into Final Fantasy IX and DayZ and free DLC updates for games like Journey to the Savage Planet.

DayZ and Final Fantasy IX coming to Xbox Game Pass in May

DayZ and Final Fantasy IX coming to Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass subscribers can enjoy Red Dead Redemption 2 as well as DayZ, Final Fantasy IX, and Fractured Minds in May.
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During the month of May, several big games are being added to Xbox Game Pass including Red Dead Redemption 2, DayZ, and Final Fantasy IX to name just a few. Not only can Xbox Game Pass subscribers expect the ability to sink their teeth into games like DayZ, they’ll also be able to enjoy free DLC updates and more.

We knew that Red Dead Redemption 2 was coming to Xbox Game Pass with games like Grand Theft Auto V leaving the service on May 7. However, the addition of games like DayZ and Final Fantasy IX came as something of a surprise. If you’re wondering what else you’ll have access to this month, we’ve listed all of the games coming to Xbox Game Pass in May down below.

  • Moving Out - available now
  • Streets of Rage 4 - available now
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 - arrives May 7
  • DayZ - arrives May 7
  • Final Fantasy IX - arrives May 14
  • Fractured Minds - arrives May 19

With new arrivals come departures, with games like Grand Theft Auto V leaving on May 7 to make way for Red Dead Redemption 2. Wondering what games are leaving Xbox Game Pass? Here’s everything leaving Xbox Game Pass in May.

Leaving on May 7

  • Grand Theft Auto V

Leaving on May 15

  • Black Desert
  • Doom
  • Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
  • Metal Gear Survive
  • The Banner Saga
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

It’s sad to see games like Grand Theft Auto V go, but we’re definitely looking forward to playing Red Dead Redemption 2 as part of Xbox Game Pass starting on May 7. If you’re a fan of games like Journey to the Savage Planet and Human: Fall Flat, you’ll have access to some free DLC updates.

Meanwhile, if you’re an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you can get 6 months of Spotify Premium with the offer described as follows:

“This month, Ultimate members in the United States can play their favorite tracks offline, anywhere, ad-free with Spotify Premium for 6 months. Additionally, Game Pass Ultimate Members in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Mexico, and Brazil can enjoy Spotify Premium for 3 months. Only new Spotify Premium members are eligible for this Perk.”

As the information states, if you live in places like the United Kingdom, you can only get 3 months of Spotify Premium. The Perk is only available to new Spotify Premium members so if you’ve been a subscriber for the last few years like we have, you’re not going to get credit for 6 free months unfortunately.

If you’re not an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you can try out the service for $1 for your first month and get immediate access to hundreds of games like the ones listed above. The base subscription for console is $9.99 per month, while Ultimate is slightly higher at $14.99 per month but includes things like Xbox Live Gold and access to Game Pass on both PC and console.

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