Final Fantasy IX, Alan Wake, and more to leave Xbox Game Pass, DayZ now staying [updated]

By Sean Carey,
Update: It appears DayZ is no longer leaving Xbox Game Pass despite appearing in the 'leaving soon' section of the Game Pass app. The official DayZ Twitter account has confirmed that the game won't leave on May 15th. DayZ is also no longer appearing as 'leaving soon' on the Xbox Game Pass app.




Original Story: Microsoft has announced that six games will leave Xbox Game Pass soon, including Final Fantasy IX, Alan Wake, DayZ, Dungeon of the Endless (for both console and PC), Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 (Win 10), Hotline Miami, and Plebby Quest: The Crusades.

Alan Wake (Console and PC)

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Description: IN DARKNESS,FIGHT WITH LIGHT.From Remedy, the masters of cinematic action comes a 3rd person action game filled with overwhelming odds and desperate near escapes. When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A dark presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love. With the body of an a…
Size: 6.2GB
Alan Wake drops out of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC on May 15th. The game's base achievement list will take you between 15 and 20 hours to complete and also requires two playthroughs — one of which includes completing the game on Nightmare difficulty. Thankfully, we have a superb Alan Wake walkthrough that should help guide you through unlocking all of the action-horror game's achievements. The PC version of Alan Wake does not support Xbox achievements.

Alan Wake
Alan Wake

IN DARKNESS,FIGHT WITH LIGHT.From Remedy, the masters of cinematic action, comes a 3rd person action game filled with overwhelming odds and desperate near escapes.When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A dark presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love. With the body of an a…



DayZ (Console)

DayZ

Description: The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse. You are one of the few immune to the virus - how far will you go to survive?
Size: 10.8GB
Strangely, DayZ was not included in Microsoft's official Xbox Wire announcement, but it has appeared in the 'Leaving soon' section on consoles and on the mobile app. Thanks to a new achievement server, set up by members of the TA community, the survival game can be completed in under two hours. Although a date hasn't been specified, DayZ will likely leave Game Pass on the 15th, so if you want an easy 1,000G, check out this article on how to get whitelisted for the server.

DayZ
DayZ

The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse. You are one of the few immune to the virus - how far will you go to survive?



Dungeon of the Endless (Console and PC)

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Description: A few hundred condemned criminals were being shipped to the Auriga system on board the prison hulk “Success”. While this was presented as a chance to earn back their place in society by working hard for the common good, they understood that, in fact, they would be slave labour sent to colonize an unexplored planet. All they knew about Auriga Prime was what the probes told them: it had water, temperate zones, plant life, and plenty of metals in the crust.
Dungeon of the Endless is a roguelite that will take you between 100 and 120 hours to unlock all of its achievements, so if you want to get this one done before it drops out of Xbox Game Pass on the 15th, you'd better get cracking soon. To help, we have a Dungeon of the Endless walkthrough that will guide you through how to unlock all of the game's achievements. There is also a separate Windows 10 achievement list for the PC version.

Dungeon of the Endless
Dungeon of the Endless

A few hundred condemned criminals were being shipped to the Auriga system on board the prison hulk “Success”. While this was presented as a chance to earn back their place in society by working hard for the common good, they understood that in fact they would be slave labour, sent to colonize an unexplored planet. All they knew about Auriga Prime was what the probes told them: it had water, temperate zones, plant life, and plenty of metals in the crust.


Final Fantasy IX (Console and PC)

Final Fantasy IX Achievements

Description: Selling over five million copies since its release in 2000, FINAL FANTASY IX proudly returns on Xbox One and PC!
Experience the adventure once again with characters and pre-rendered movies featured in high definition, as well as a new booster system with a selection of various modes such as "high speed" or "no encounters"!
Size: 5GB
Final Fantasy IX shares an achievement list between the console and the PC version, so you only need to complete this one once. According to estimates, unlocking all of its achievements will take between 60 and 80 hours, although you might be able to complete this one in less time if you follow our Final Fantasy IX walkthrough.

FINAL FANTASY IX
FINAL FANTASY IX

Selling over five million copies since its release in 2000, FINAL FANTASY IX proudly returns on Xbox One and PC!

Experience the adventure once again with characters and pre-rendered movies featured in high definition, as well as a new booster system with a selection of various modes such as "high speed" or "no encounters"!



Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 (PC)

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 (Win 10) Achievements

Description: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is the new real-time strategy game adapted from Games Workshop’s famous tabletop game that portrays the epic space battles of the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
Expanding on the groundwork laid out by the first game, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is a full-blown sequel - bigger, richer, more impressive and more ambitious than the original game. It will include, at launch, all 12 factions from the original tabletop game and its expansions it is based on: the Imperial Navy, Space Marines, Adeptus Mechanicus, Necrons, Chaos, Aeldari Corsairs, Aeldari Craftworld, Drukhari, the T’au Merchant and Protector Fleets, Orks, and finally, the Tyranids.
Size: 43.3GB
Also, dropping out of Xbox Game Pass for PC is Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 (Win 10). The real-time strategy game is yet to be completed by anyone on TA, so we can't give you a completion estimate. However, with several multiplayer achievements on its list, it does look like it could be a time sink.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 - Windows 10
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 - Windows 10

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is the new real-time strategy game adapted from Games Workshop’s famous tabletop game that portrays the epic space battles of the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Expanding on the groundwork laid out by the first game, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is a full-blown sequel - bigger, richer, more impressive and more ambitious than the original game. It will include, at launch, all 12 factions from the original tabletop game and its expansions it is based on: the Imperial Navy, Space Marines, Adeptus Mechanicus, Necrons, Chaos, Aeldari Corsairs, Aeldari Craftworld, Drukhari, the T’au Merchant and Protector Fleets, Orks, and finally, the Tyranids.



Hotline Miami and Plebby Quest: The Crusades, which don't support Xbox achievements, will also drop out of Xbox Game Pass for PC on May 15th.

Numerous legacy FIFA games and NBA Live 18 are also leaving Xbox Game Pass and EA Play later this week.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.