Red Dead Redemption 2 is Coming to Xbox Game Pass for Console

In what is likely to be one of the biggest announcements for Xbox Game Pass this year, Microsoft today announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be coming to the service early next month. On the 7th of May, Game Pass subscribers on console will be able to play Rockstar’s critically-acclaimed title. However, it won’t be available through Game Pass on PC.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming to Xbox Game Pass

“Winner of over 175 Game of the Year Awards and recipient of over 250 perfect scores,” writes Microsoft; “Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of honour and loyalty at the dawn of the modern age. […] Now featuring additional Story Mode content and a fully-featured Photo Mode, Red Dead Redemption 2 also includes free access to the shared living world of Red Dead Online.”

Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Xbox Game Pass

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available to play on Xbox Game Pass on console from the 7th of May. The game will be taking GTA V’s place, which has been available through Game Pass in the same way. On the 7th, GTA V will no longer be available on the service. However, gamers who have been playing GTA V through Xbox Game Pass can get 20% off their purchase of the game while it remains in the Game Pass library. Note that Red Dead will only be available through Game Pass for Console, not on PC.

It’s currently unknown whether RDR2 will be a permanent or timed addition to the Game Pass library. However, Microsoft hasn’t announced an end date; indicating that if it is indeed the latter then it will at least remain on the service for the next few months, if not longer. Certainly, the game is likely to be a major selling point for Game Pass; especially with many gamers currently stuck at home due to the ongoing quarantine. Indeed, it could well be one of the most high-profile additions to the Game Pass library in all of 2020.