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. (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab), knocking its price down to $24 in the U.S. The game is also available for a similar price on Amazon, costing $23 (opens in new tab) for the physical disc.

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  • This game is worth buying outright.
  • Love the graphics love the story but hate the janky controls. Something about the aiming is just off. You don't notice it until you get in a close quarter shoot out. Maybe they fixed it, but I haven't played this game in a long time
  • Couldn't finish the game as the torture mission was too much for me. Otherwise, I was having fun.
  • Yeah, that was the low point in the game. Too bad you didn't finish it; it's an even better game once you get past that point.
  • Glad I polished it off a couple weeks ago. It does seem like Game pass is losing a lot more high profile titles than it is gaining these days though.
  • That's what I've been playing lately. I own it though. I got the premium online edition or whatever it's called, on sale for $15 a while back and just started playing it a few weeks ago. I'm trying to figure out how to find and steal a tank so I can get 5 stars.
  • The people that really wanted this game should already have it by now.
    I don't find the story interesting so I gave up on it.