Red Dead Redemption 2 Comes To Game Pass

Red Dead Redemption 2 Comes To Game Pass
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Red Dead Redemption 2 goes free to download as part of Xbox Game Pass starting May 7.

The blockbuster western, which former Kotaku editor Kirk Hamilton called “exhaustively detailed and exhaustingly beautiful” in his review, is the latest in a series of big games that have recently come to Microsoft’s subscription-based download library. The Witcher 3 was added last December, and earlier this year saw the arrival of Kingdom Hearts III, Nier Automata, and Yakuza 0.

The PS4-equivalent service PlayStation Now has also been beefing up its library. Last month the platform, which allows you to stream games in addition to downloading them, added 2018’s excellent Spider-Man. Sadly for Australians, Sony’s offering isn’t available here.

At the same time, new games coming to the platforms often come at a price, and sure enough Game Pass getting Red Dead Redemption 2 in May means it will also be losing Grand Theft Auto V, which was only just added in January.


  • This is an amazingly high profile game coming to Game Pass and I am LOVING the service still, but I am finding some of the higher profile games are coming to the service and leaving quicker than I can get to them with backlogs..

    I mean, GTA 5 can take months and months to finish and just being on the service for less than half a year almost seems like it was an extended free time.

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