Soon it will be easier and cheaper to play Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox consoles. Microsoft has announced that the game will soon come to Xbox Game Pass and will be available to play for all subscribers at no additional cost.
Game Pass is Microsoft’s game subscription service, similar to EA’s Origin Access service. The idea is that, instead of permanently buying individual games at full price, you pay a monthly subscription fee – much cheaper – to access a huge library of games during your subscription. You can access full games with all their features, making them cost-effective gameplay.
Whether or not the service deserves you depends on the games available. Xbox Game Pass is about to get paid in this regard, with the addition of Red Dead Redemption 2 to the address book available to subscribers on May 7.
As far as this appears, there are two caveats to this ad. Firstly, this will only be available on Xbox One. Xbox Game Pass is available, despite the name, on the PC due to Microsoft’s recent push to standardize games across the Windows and Xbox platforms, meaning that almost all of the multiple platform addresses on both systems are available across the service on the PC as well as the console. Red Dead Redemption 2 will be an exception.
The other is that Grand Theft Auto 5, available in Game Pass so far, will be out of service to make way for this other blockbuster Rockstar Games movie. If you don’t have a GTA 5 and you’re playing through Game Pass, you will lose access to the title on May 7. Subscribers can purchase titles in the Game Pass library at a 20% discount, so if you want to keep playing GTA 5, it’s best to do so before the deadline.
See you all on the border!