Bad news, Grand Theft Auto V is leaving Xbox Game Pass by the end of the year

The game made its return last summer.

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Key notes

  • Grand Theft Auto V is leaving Xbox Game Pass by the end of this year.
  • Some users worldwide have reportedly received an Xbox mobile notification that hints at it.
  • You can also buy it still with a a 20% discount on the store.

After quite a long speculation, Grand Theft Auto V is looking to leave the Xbox Game Pass subscription plan by the end of this year. 

Some users worldwide have reportedly received an Xbox mobile notification. It says that the service will remove Rockstar’s money machine on December 31, 2023.

Check out the message below (in Italian):

“Play before saying goodbye to Grand Theft Auto V or buy it with a 20% discount to continue having fun!,” the notification translates, using Google Translate.

Back in July this year, GTA V returned to Game Pass and brought a next-gen upgrade, featuring sweet 60 fps gameplay and ray-traced visuals for Xbox Series X/S. 

In addition to playing GTA V on Xbox consoles, Microsoft also made it possible for Xbox Game Pass subscribers to stream the game using the Xbox Cloud Gaming service.

Not too long ago, the hotly-anticipated trailer for the upcoming GTA VI also dropped. But it raised quite a few eyebrows: Rockstar blatantly did not include the PC on the list of playable devices of the upcoming Vice City-based game. 

It’s quite unsurprising, given Rockstar’s tradition of releasing their games on consoles first and then on PC later. This has been their approach for many years.

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