May 2021 Xbox Games with Gold Free Games Predictions

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The Bigger Game – Code Vein

Xbox Games with Gold Predictions

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We have some Xbox Games with Gold predictions before the offical free games list for May 2021 is announced by Microsoft sometime in the coming weeks, with one larger AAA title and a smaller indie rounding out our list.

For the current month of April 2021, Xbox players got quite a few games, including Vikings – Wolves of Midgard, Dark Void, Truck Racing Championship, and Hard Corps: Uprising.

For next month however, we suspect the headliner will be Code Vein, developed and published by Bandai Namco.

This is for a few reasons. Firstly, Microsoft is very comfortable offering Bandai Namco games on Games with Gold, and it’s honestly surprising Code Vein has yet to be offered on the service. Some examples of past Bandai Namco game inclusions are:

  • Dark Souls in June 2014
  • Project CARS in February 2017
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in September 2019.
  • Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion in March 2019
  • Tekken 6 in January 2020
  • Project CARS 2 in April 2020

Secondly, Code Vein has been on sale for the last few weeks, taking its price from $59.99 to just $19.79. Usually when a game goes on sale before the new Games with Gold list is announced, this makes it a more likely pick for the following month.

If we don’t see Code Vein specifically next month, it’s still likely to occur sometime soon.

The Smaller Game – Super Lucky’s Tale

Xbox Games with Gold Predictions

Xbox Games with Gold Predictions

For a smaller indie title, we suspect Super Lucky’s Tale from developer Playful Studios would be a likely pick.

The first and most indicative reason why we think Super Lucky’s Tale will be on Games with Gold is because it is actually published by Microsoft Studios itself. Microsoft is much more likely to choose games from its own library of IPs to offer for free due to the ease of access, so this makes Super Lucky’s Tale a much more likely pick over other indie games published by Sony or Nintendo.

At the same time, Super Lucky’s Tale was a well-received indie that released back in 2017 as an Xbox One X launch title, so it has been well over the customary amount of years Microsoft waits before offering a game for free on Games with Gold.

Check back with Twinfinite in the next week or so for the official announcement from Microsoft as to what free games are offered on Xbox Games with Gold for May 2021.

About the author

Haley MacLean

Video games are a true unification of art and technology, and Haley was amped to be able to write about them during her tenure at Twinfinite. A lover of all things Nintendo, obsessed with narrative driven games, and hopes the couch co-op genre makes a return soon. BA/BJ/MJ from University of King's College, NS, Canada. Haley was a Staff Writer for Twinfinite from 2016 to 2021 with a focus on covering all things The Sims and Nintendo.