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January 3, 2020 3:39 PM UTC

Microsoft Lands Huge Win With GTA V Xbox Game Pass Addition

Xbox announced Friday that Grand Theft Auto V is now available as part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription service console.

  • Grand Theft Auto V now available on Xbox Game Pass.
  • Rockstar Games hit limited to console.
  • Xbox Game Pass cements itself as the best subscription service around.

Xbox announced Friday that Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V is now available as part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription service on console.

Grand Theft Auto V Now Available For Console via Xbox Game Pass

Xbox shared the news with an Xbox Wire piece published on Friday. The post also explains that subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold  have access to Grand Theft Auto Online, where up to 30 players can trawl the mean streets of Los Santos.

While the game is limited to the Xbox One console, Microsoft is throwing in a welcome 20% off on the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V via the Microsoft Store.

Source: Rockstar Games

Xbox Strikes Gold

Naturally, there are questions as to why this is newsworthy information given we are talking about a game that was released in 2013.

The addition of Grand Theft Auto V represents the latest coup in Microsoft’s grand scheme to establish Xbox Game Pass as the premier subscription service. Rockstar’s perennial hit continues to draw in millions of players and regularly tops sales charts. With such an appetite for the game, Xbox Game Pass appears all the more appealing.

For as little as $10 a month, players have access to a vast catalog of over 100 games. They aren’t filler titles, either, with Microsoft including not only its home-brewed exclusives but a bevy of popular titles from third-party publishers.

We’re talking games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Sea of Thieves, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Gears 5, Untitled Goose Game, Subnautica, and now Grand Theft Auto V.

The latest entry is sure to skyrocket the service to even loftier heights. Sony’s domination of this current generation overshadowed Microsoft’s best efforts, but Xbox continues to lead the charge when it comes to subscription services.

The build-up to this year’s highly anticipated next-generation consoles just went up a notch.

This article was edited by Sam Bourgi.

Last modified: January 22, 2020 11:40 PM UTC

Thomas Bardwell @TomBWrites

Thomas is a UK-based video game writer with an unhealthy obsession for everything weird and wonderful about the world of gaming. Contact: tbardwellfreelance[at]gmail[dot]com or Twitter at @TomBWrites

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