GTA 5 and Persona 3 Portable Leaving Xbox Game Pass
It seems like GTA 5 just can’t stay out of the spotlight. First, its source codes were leaked online, and now, we have another unfortunate piece of news. Grand Theft Auto 5 and Persona 3 Portable are being removed from the Xbox Game Pass library. Let’s take a closer look at the details.
Goodbye to GTA 5 and Persona 3 Portable
The Xbox Game Pass is known for introducing new games regularly, but it also bids farewell to beloved titles. Unfortunately, the latest casualties are GTA 5 and Persona 3 Portable. GTA 5 has been a timeless classic for Xbox One series and Xbox Series S/X users since July 2023. However, in just two weeks, console gamers will have to pay to play this game. The price of Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox varies depending on the region and edition, ranging from $19.99 to $59.99.
Persona 3 Portable, a beloved game among RPG fans, is also no longer available on the Xbox Game Pass. While GTA V had a broader appeal, Persona 3 Portable catered to a more specific audience. But there’s no need to panic just yet. We’ve seen GTA being added and removed from the Game Pass multiple times in the past. Given its immense popularity and the anticipation surrounding GTA 6, it’s highly likely that the game will make a comeback on the Game Pass soon.
Xbox Game Pass Pricing
For those interested in subscribing to the Xbox Game Pass, here are the pricing details for the US market as of January 3, 2024:
- Game Pass Core: $9.99/month or $59.99/year. This tier provides access to over 250+ Game Pass games and online multiplayer in most games.
- Game Pass Console: $10.99/month. This tier includes all the features of Game Pass Core and allows you to play downloaded Game Pass games on your Xbox console.
- Game Pass PC: $9.99/month. This tier includes all the features of Game Pass Core and enables you to play downloaded Game Pass games on your PC.
- Game Pass Ultimate: $16.99/month. This tier encompasses all the features of Game Pass Core, Game Pass Console, and Game Pass PC. Additionally, it offers cloud gaming through Xbox Cloud Gaming.
As GTA 5 and Persona 3 Portable bid farewell to the Xbox Game Pass, console gamers will have to find other means to enjoy these titles. However, considering the history of GTA being added and removed from the Game Pass, there’s a good chance that the game will return in the future. In the meantime, gamers can explore the vast library of games offered by the Xbox Game Pass and take advantage of the various pricing tiers available.