Microsoft has kicked off the new year with an unexpected Xbox Game Pass arrival, welcoming Grand Theft Auto V to the Xbox One games library. Rockstar Games’ open-world epic has joined the Netflix-style subscription service, available alongside over 200 titles under one flat monthly fee. It hits Xbox Game Pass as one of the Xbox One’s most prolific series to date, still among top-selling and most-played Xbox titles over six years from launch.
Grand Theft Auto V joins Xbox Game Pass after shifting over 100 million copies, still regularly topping sales charts since its 2013 debut. While a comprehensive single-player package kickstarted a bestseller, regular free updates with Grand Theft Auto Online have supported the title through 2020. And with the release of “The Diamond Casino Heist” in December, Microsoft opens the title to Xbox Game Pass subscribers on Xbox One.
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