May is another bumper month for Xbox Live Gold freebies

Next month’s compilation of free stuff for Xbox Live Gold subscribers has leaked, featuring a hit parade of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Super Mega Baseball 2, Vanquish, and Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage.

Besides Hideo Kojima’s herpetological finale on Xbox One, Metalhead Software’s Super Mega Baseball 2 is totally new and actually only launches on 1 May, so this one’s a home run for people like me who were going to buy it anyway. SCOOOOORE. A must-play classic, PlatinumGames’ 2010 slide-’em-up Vanquish and retro arcade brawler Streets of Rage trilogy will be out on Xbox 360 with backwards compatibility on Xbox One.

According to this unlisted video on the Xbox YouTube channel, the schedule includes:

  • Super Mega Baseball 2 (available 1-30 May)
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (available 16 May to 15 June)
  • Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage (available 1-15 May)
  • Vanquish (available 16-31 May)

If you missed them this month, The Witness and Dead Space 2 are still free until 30 April, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate until 15 May.