GRAND Theft Auto 5 is about to stop working for millions of players.
The good news is that it will only affect Xbox owners.
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And it’s only trouble for people who are playing the smash-hit title via Xbox Game pass.
Game Pass is Microsoft’s brilliantly good value subscription service, getting you access to over 100 top-tier games.
One of those titles is Grand Theft Auto 5, and GTA Online bundled with it.
Crime doesn’t play
The game landed in Game Pass on April 8 this year, but is about to leave.
And that means anyone playing it through Game Pass will lose access – unless they outright buy the game.
Xbox Game Pass currently has somewhere north of 23million paying subscribers.
It’s possible that the removal is linked to the upcoming revamped Xbox Series X and PS5 version of GTA 5.
It’s worth noting that GTA 5 has previously joined and left Game Pass before.
So it’s entirely possible that the game could make a return to Game Pass in the future.
But if you’re invested in the game, it may be worth picking it up.
GTA 5 is currently half price in the Xbox Summer Sale here.
Game Pass, golden idea
Nevertheless, even without GTA 5, Xbox Game Pass remains an amazing deal.
There are two tiers to the membership offering: Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate.
Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to more than 100 premium games for Xbox and PC.
It includes smash-hit titles, including ones from top-tier franchises like Halo.
The Pass is sort of like a Netflix for games, so you only have access to Game Pass titles while you’re subscribed.
But it also features some additional perks too, including in-game content, exclusive deals, partner offers and consumables.
This normally costs £10.99 a month, but there’s currently a sale that gets you the subscription for £1.
Better still, Microsoft is also throwing an extra two months in for free.
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for £1 – buy here
All prices in this article were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed. Always do your own research before making any purchase.