Xbox Game Pass: GTA 5 for Xbox consoles starting this week

Xbox Game Pass: GTA 5 for Xbox consoles starting this week

Xbox Game Pass

On April 8, 2021, the rock star open world adventure GTA 5 returns to Xbox Game Pass. Subscribers to the Microsoft game flat rate can then play the adventure on Xbox consoles of the Xbox One and Series X / S series as well as in cloud gaming. A real next-gen update for Grand Theft Auto 5 for Series X and S will not be available until the end of the year. The game celebrates its eighth birthday in September. With the release on Xbox 360, Xbox One and with the next-gen update also for Xbox Series X, the game will then be available on platforms across three console generations.

In addition to GTA 5, there will also be Zombie Army 4 in April : Dead War for Xbox consoles as well as for PC and cloud gaming. As soon as the Zombie Schnetzler is available in the Game Pass, the developers will also release the next-gen update for the game. In performance mode you play the adventure in 1080p at 120Hz. The quality mode, meanwhile, provides you with 4K resolution at 60Hz refresh rate. The following games are also waiting for you in the Xbox Game Pass in early April 2021.

In April 2021 in the Xbox Game Pass

April 8th - Grand Theft Auto V (cloud and console) April 8th - Zombie Army 4: Dead War (Cloud, Console and PC) [email protected] April 8th - Disneyland Adventures (Cloud) April 8th - Rush: A Disney / Pixar Adventure (Cloud) April 12th - NHL 21 (Console) EA Play April 15th - Rain on Your Parade (Cloud, Console and PC) [email protected] April 15th - Pathway (PC) [email protected]

These games are leaving Game Pass

April 15th - Deliver Us the Moon (console and PC) April 15 - Gato Roboto (console and PC) April 15 - Wargroove (console and PC) April 16 - Madden 15 (console) EA Play April 16 - Madden 16 (console) EA Play April 16 - Madden 17 (console) EA Play April 16 - Madden 18 (console) EA Play April 16 - Madden 25 (console) EA Play April 16 - NHL 18 (console) EA Play April 16 - NHL 19 (console) EA Play advertisement: Xbox Series X now at Amazo n order




Sony States The Obvious: MLB Did ‘The Show 21’ Xbox Game Pass Deal

MLB The Show 21

Sony

One of the strangest stories of the year so far is Xbox managing to secure a formerly Sony exclusive franchise, MLB The Show 21, as a day one Game Pass release. And now Sony has confirmed just how that happened, even if the answer was someone obvious, it was the MLB’s call.


Speaking to Inverse, a Sony rep said the following about the move:


'As part of the goal for this year's game, MLB decided to bring the franchise to more players and baseball fans. This decision provides a unique opportunity to further establish MLB The Show as the premier brand for baseball video games.'


MLB The Show is indeed “the” triple A baseball game, which is why it’s always been a bit odd that it’s been Sony exclusive. So I’m not shocked that MLB looked at the likes of Madden and FIFA and wanted to open it up to more platforms. But the Xbox Game Pass deal, likely a big check for the MLB, is a bit of a stick in the eye to Sony, whose first party developer San Diego Studios made the game.


The MLB making the Game Pass deal has now thrust Sony in the awkward position of charging $70 for the PS5 version of the game they developed while their rival gets it for “free” on Game Pass.

The Show 21

Sony

I am extremely curious as to what’s going on behind the scenes here, and if Sony will continue to be motivated to task San Diego Studios with making The Show if the series is no longer not just PlayStation exclusive, but actively being used to help market their competitor thanks to the MLB. Maybe the MLB just doesn’t really understand the dynamics at play here, but it’s a strange, unique situation and it’s going to continue to be weird if a Sony studio is making The Show, Sony is producing it on PlayStation and the MLB is producing it on Xbox. I mean, maybe that can work, but I wouldn’t be shocked if Sony started waffling about this entire endeavor, despite their claims about the move reinforcing The Show as “the premier brand for baseball games.”


This isn’t a situation likely to replicate itself all that often. It’s hard to think of too many other big third party licenses like the MLB that are exclusive to one console or the other. It’s not like Santa Monica Studios is going to do a deal with Xbox for God of War 2 or something. That’s not how this works. But what happened with The Show here is all downside for Sony, compared to where they were before when the franchise was PS exclusive for 15 years. We’ll see what happens now that the dynamic has changed.


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