Grand Theft Auto 5: A Highly-Rated Game Leaving Xbox Game Pass

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Get ready, Xbox Game Pass enthusiasts! January 5th marks the last day for you to play the critically acclaimed open-world crime game, Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5), with your subscription. GTA 5 has graced Xbox Game Pass on numerous occasions but never stays long. Its latest visit lasted approximately six months, leaving subscribers with a limited window to savor this fan favorite.

Long-term Xbox Game Pass users have come to expect that GTA 5 wouldn’t be part of the service for an entire year—and they were right. The game was added to the “Xbox Game Pass Leaving Soon” list in December, and it was officially confirmed that January 5 would be its last day on the platform. If you’re keen on playing GTA 5 through your subscription, today is your last chance! With only one day at your disposal, it’s safe to say that you won’t have enough time to finish Grand Theft Auto 5. However, those eager to own a copy can do so at discounted rates before its departure. GTA 5 comes in four versions:

  • Grand Theft Auto 5: Premium Edition – $23.99
  • Grand Theft Auto 5: Premium Edition & Great White Shark Bundle – $20.24
  • Grand Theft Auto 5: Premium Edition & Whale Shark Card Bundle – $23.99
  • Grand Theft Auto 5: Premium Edition & Megalodon Shark Card Bundle – $35.99

With over 100 million copies sold, it’s safe to assume that many gamers already own GTA 5 and will not be affected by its departure from Xbox Game Pass. Nevertheless, the exit of this highly-rated game (with an impressive 97 overall rating) from the platform is still a disappointment. As one of the bestselling video games in history, it’s a shame to see such an iconic title leaving Xbox Game Pass.

Xbox Game Pass Subscribers, Mark Your Calendars:

  • Garden Story
  • MotoGP 22
  • Persona 3 Portable
  • Persona 4 Golden

January 15th brings the departure of four more games from Xbox Game Pass. Be sure to make room in your gaming schedule for these titles before they’re gone: Garden Story, MotoGP 22, Persona 3 Portable, and Persona 4 Golden. Happy gaming!


What is the last day to play Grand Theft Auto 5 on Xbox Game Pass?

January 5, 2023

Can I buy a discounted copy of Grand Theft Auto 5 while it’s still on Game Pass?

Yes, there are four versions available with discounted prices.

Why is Grand Theft Auto 5 leaving Xbox Game Pass?

It’s not clear why Rockstar Games decided to remove the game from the service.

What are the alternatives to playing Grand Theft Auto 5 after it leaves Xbox Game Pass?

You can buy a digital or physical copy of the game, or wait for future availability in the Xbox Game Pass library.

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