Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One is getting another game from Rockstar. Red Dead Redemption 2 will join the subscription service on May 7, Microsoft has announced. However, with the huge blockbuster’s arrival comes the loss of a good bigger game–one that continues to land on sales charts quite six years after its launch.
Red Dead Redemption 2 may be a prequel to the highly-regarded 2010 game Red Dead Redemption, showing the autumn of the Van der Linde gang through the eyes of 1 of the gang’s most trusted enforcers, Arthur Morgan. Because the group is chased across the country by lawmen and bounty hunters, tensions rise, and rifts appear within the tight-knit group. The sports Pass version also will include full access to the Red Dead Online multiplayer mode. You’ll pre-load it now if you are a Game Pass subscriber.
As one huge Rockstar game comes, though, another one goes. Grand theft Auto 5, which is currently available on Game Pass for Xbox One, is going to be leaving on May 7. If you’re more inclined to a modern-day crime drama, you’ve got a few weeks left to play it. Otherwise, you can add it to your permanent collection for 20% off if you are a Game Pass subscriber.
Game Pass offers two different tiers for $10 apiece per month, which supply similar (but not identical) all-you-can-eat libraries on Xbox One and PC. A Game Pass Ultimate subscription bundles the 2, along with side Xbox Live Gold, for $15 per month. This announcement doesn’t include RDR 2 for PC, which only released last November.
This joins the newest round of Xbox Game Pass additions, including the PC release of Gears Tactics.
“While Red Dead Redemption was mostly focused on John Marston’s story, Red Dead 2 is about the whole Van der Linde gang–as a community, as a thought, and because the death rattle of the Wild West,” Kallie Plagge wrote in GameSpot’s Red Dead Redemption 2 review. “It is about Arthur, too, but because the lens through which you view the gang, his very personal, very messy story supports a bigger tale. Some frustrating systems and a predictable mission structure find yourself serving that story well, though it does take patience to urge through them and understand why. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a superb prequel, but it is also an emotional, thought-provoking story in its title, and it is a world that’s hard to go away when it’s done.”
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