May is coming, and Microsoft has let slip the Games with Gold offerings for the month a bit early this time. As always, next month will bring four new games free for Xbox Live Gold members--two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360. The first will be coming on Tuesday, May 1.
First, on Xbox One, you can ring in America's past-time with Super Mega Baseball 2. That will be free throughout the entire month. Then, starting on May 16, Xbox One will also receive Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, the last game in the series helmed by creator Hideo Kojima.
The first half of May will also deliver Streets of Rage as part of the Sega Vintage collection. In the second half, it will be swapped out for Vanquish, the fast-action sliding cover shooter. Both of these can be claimed on Xbox One, where they're playable through backwards compatibility.
Make sure you pick up April's offerings before they get rotated out as well. Those include The Witness, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and Dead Space 2. Check out the schedule of May's releases below.
May 2018 Games With Gold
- Super Mega Baseball 2 (May 1-31)
- Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (May 16-June 15)
- Streets of Rage (May 1-15)
- Vanquish (May 16-31)