GTA V is coming back on Xbox Game Pass, xCloud on April 8, More than 50 xCloud games now support touch control

GTA V is coming back on Xbox Game Pass, xCloud on April 8, More than 50 xCloud games now support touch control


Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5 is returning to the Xbox Game Pass on April 8, having previously been made available between January and May 2020. GTA 5 will be reintroduced to Xbox Game Pass on April 8 for console and Microsoft xCloud cloud gaming service, allowing users to play the game on their Android phone or tablet of choice, if they are subscribed to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Apart from GTA 5, other games coming to Xbox Game Pass in April are Sony’s MLB The Show 21, Rain on Your Parade, and NHL 21. Grand Theft Auto 5 could represent be an important addition to cloud gaming on Xbox Game Pass. If GTA 5’s addition to the Xbox cloud gaming service is successful, it could encourage developer Rockstar Games to reintroduce other titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 to Game Pass.

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) will return to Xbox Game Pass and xCloud on Thursday, April 8, Microsoft has announced through a blog post. The game was released in 2013 and still has a huge player base thanks to the expanding GTA Online service that keeps players hooked. Xbox console owners will be able to get GTA V free of cost if they have an Xbox Game Pass membership, as per the company. Microsoft also shared that over 50 games in the xCloud library now support touch controls.

Despite being almost eight years old, Grand Theft Auto 5 is still quite popular and is one of the best selling games of all time. Since its release in 2013, the game has been ported to PS4 and Xbox One, and it will receive next-gen compatibility for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S later this year. The release on Microsoft xCloud will allow users to play the game without starting their consoles. xCloud is included for users subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, but is only available for Android as of now. Microsoft separately announced that more than 50 games available in the xCloud library support touch controls, allowing users to play games on Android devices without a controller. 

Microsoft has shared through a blog post that GTA V will be coming to Xbox Game Pass starting April 8, which means Xbox owners who have Game Pass memberships, be it for console or Ultimate, will be able to play GTA V at no extra cost. GTA V was removed from Xbox Game Pass last year in May and was replaced by Red Dead Redemption 2. Microsoft says that GTA V will also be available on xCloud, the company's cloud game-streaming service that allows games to be played on almost any device without having to install them.

xCloud is only available for Android users and is yet to launch in India. The service is included in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership.

Grand Theft Auto V was launched by Rockstar Games back in 2013 and even after more than seven years, it has a huge fan base. GTA Online, which is its multiplayer universe, is constantly updated with new features, events, vehicles, missions, and more. The game first released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, followed by a PC release. It was then released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Now, with the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/ Series S, the game will be getting an enhanced re-release that would use the power of these consoles.

In the blog post, Microsoft also shared that Zombie Army 4: Dead War, Disneyland Adventures, NHL 21, Pathway, and other games will be coming to PC, console, and xCloud within this month. The company also announced that over 50 games in its xCloud library now support Xbox Touch controls, allowing users to play them on their mobile devices. You can check out the full list of these games on the Xbox website.