Red Dead Redemption 2 Joins Xbox Game Pass Soon
Xbox Game Pass has been giving subscribers access to an exciting roster of titles for nearly three years now, with no signs of stopping as Microsoft prepares for the next-generation of consoles. Sporting several of the platforms post prominent exclusives, it appears that the service is now to add one of the most acclaimed games in recent memory with Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2.
Reported over on Prima Games, Xbox One players will be able to start getting back in the saddle soon as Red Dead Redemption 2 has now been confirmed as the next addition for Xbox Game Pass. Arriving May 7th, users will gain access to the massively successful western adventure following the morally-grey Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang in a prequel to the original 2010 game. The addition also comes with the multiplayer-focused mode Red Dead Online, providing players with another wide-open frontier of rootin’-tootin’ content.
Red Dead Redemption 2. May 7. pic.twitter.com/9takJL7Wa1
— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) April 23, 2020
Similarly to services such as Netflix, this big addition isn’t without an equal and opposite subtraction. After joining Game Pass earlier this year, Rockstar’s other flagship franchise Grand Theft Auto V is set to leave on May 7th – the same date RDR2 makes its arrival. This will not only say goodbye to the thrilling single-player campaign but also the multiplayer-focused GTA Online, giving players less than two weeks (as of writing) to get their car-jacking affairs in order. Subscribers interested in keeping the riotous fun flowing may find solace in a members-only discount for GTA V that yields up to 20% off of the full-game price.
As for anyone hoping to hop aboard the Red Dead Redemption 2 train, now would be a good time as any to check out Xbox Game Pass, as it opens up access to over 100 of the biggest Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles for just $9.99 USD per month. For an upgraded experience, Game Pass Ultimate (a combined subscription of Gold and Game Pass for Console and PC) is currently available for $1 USD for the first month, with a $15 per-month price tag arriving thereafter. Here’s a breakdown of the service’s full offerings, courtesy of Microsoft:
- Variety – Play games across multiple genres, from action/adventure and family favorites to shooters, sports, puzzle games, and more. And with new titles added every month, you’ll always have a wide selection of great games to choose from.
- Download and Play – Download games directly to your console and play online or offline in full-fidelity, without any streaming or connectivity issues. Whether it’s a new story to immerse yourself in or an old journey you’re eager to revisit, experience your games as they were intended.
- Yours to Keep – Love an Xbox One game and want to own it? Interested in an add-on or Season Pass for a title you’re playing in the Xbox Game Pass catalog? Save 20% on Xbox One game purchases and 10% on all related add-ons, but only while the base game is currently in the catalog. Xbox 360 games do not qualify for discounts.
What do you think? Are you excited to have Red Dead Redemption 2 come to Xbox Game Pass, or are you bummed that Grand Theft Auto V is leaving so soon? Are you waiting for RDR2 to arrive on Game Pass for PC instead? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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