Grand Theft Auto V leaves Xbox Game Pass (update)

GTA V (Image credit: Rockstar Games)

What you need to know

  • Grand Theft Auto V left Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One on May 7.
  • Following its departure, Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox One is available for $26 on Amazon.

Updated May 8, 2020: Grand Theft Auto V has now left Xbox Game Pass. To access your previous Xbox Game Pass progress, purchasing the full game is required. In the meantime, Red Dead Redemption 2 has recently joined the service.

Grand Theft Auto V is leaving Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One. Rockstar Games' open-world bestseller entered Microsoft's Xbox subscription service earlier this year, providing unlimited access under the flat $10 monthly free. It's now scheduled to depart on May 7, following four months of availability.

Grand Theft Auto V was an unexpected entry to the Xbox Game Pass rotation back in January, following continued success through the console generation, with over half a decade of topping U.S. sales charts. While initially praised for its single-player offerings, its multiplayer and profound depiction of modern Los Angeles has seen players return in the millions. Rockstar Games switches out Grand Theft Auto on May 7 for Red Dead Redemption 2, its latest acclaimed open-world hit.

While Grand Theft Auto V leaves Xbox Game Pass on May 7, subscribers can lock down the full permanently for 20% less via this Microsoft Store listing, knocking its price down to $24 in the U.S. The game is also available for a similar price on Amazon, costing $23 for the physical disc.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.