Soon it will be even easier and cheaper to play Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox consoles. Microsoft has announced that the game is coming to the Xbox Game Pass service soon, and will be available to play for all subscribers at no additional cost.
Game Pass is Microsoft's take on a game subscription service, similar to EA's Origin Access service. The idea is that, instead of purchasing individual games permanently at full price, you pay a - much cheaper - monthly subscription fee to gain access to a vast library of games while you are a subscriber. You get access to the full games with all their features, making it a very cost-effective way to play.
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Whether or not the service is worth it for you naturally depends on the games available. Xbox Game Pass is about to get a hell of a boost in that regard, with Red Dead Redemption 2 being added to the library of titles available for subscribers on the 7th of May.
As great as that sounds, there are two caveats to this announcement. Firstly, this will only be available on Xbox One. Xbox Game Pass, despite the name, is available on PC due to Microsoft's recent push to unify gaming across their Windows and Xbox platforms, meaning almost all multi-platform titles that exist on both platforms are available via the service on PC as well as Console. Red Dead Redemption 2 will be an exception.
The other is that Grand Theft Auto 5, available on Game Pass until now, will be exiting the service to make way for this other Rockstar Games blockbuster. If you don't own GTA 5 and have been playing through Game Pass, you'll lose access to the title on the 7th of May. Subscribers can purchase titles in the Game Pass library at a 20% discount, so if you want to keep playing GTA 5 you better do that before the deadline.
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