Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Coming to Xbox Game Pass - Prima Games

Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Coming to Xbox Game Pass

by Liana Ruppert

With every month, the Xbox Game Pass grows and adds new and exciting titles that fans of Team Green can sink their teeth into. For those that love those wide open rodes and cowboy politics, there’s a new adventure on the horizon for those looking for the latest deal! That’s right, Red Dead Redemption 2 is officially coming to the Xbox Game Pass next month. 

The latest adventure to make its way into the Xbox Game Pass library is the award-winning open-world journey that is set as a prequel to the highly acclaimed Red Dead Redemption title from Rockstar Games. Known for its incredible storytelling, memorable characters, and attention to detail that left the gaming community stunned, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a treat for any type of gamer which makes its inclusion as a free title thanks to the Xbox Game Pass membership all the more exciting. 

For those that may be unfamiliar with this subscription service, how the Xbox Game Pass works is this program allows gamers to enjoy unlimited access to many great Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles for only $9.99 per month, and this includes first-party exclusives like Gears of War, Crackdown, and Halo. With so many games to discover and download, your Xbox experience will never be the same.


Play games across multiple genres, from action/adventure and family favorites to shooters, sports, puzzle games, and more. And with new titles added every month, you’ll always have a wide selection of great games to choose from.

Download and Play

Download games directly to your console and play online or offline in full-fidelity, without any streaming or connectivity issues. Whether it’s a new story to immerse yourself in or an old journey you’re eager to revisit, experience your games as they were intended.

Yours to Keep

Love an Xbox One game and want to own it? Interested in an add-on or Season Pass for a title you’re playing in the Xbox Game Pass catalog? Save 20% on Xbox One game purchases and 10% on all related add-ons, but only while the base game is currently in the catalog. Xbox 360 games do not qualify for discounts.

With the next generation of Xbox coming soon with the Xbox Series X, memberships like this are key especially with all of the moves Microsoft has been making regarding studio acquisitions. With a renewed focus on first-party exclusives and branching out beyond just the shooter genre, Phil Spencer and co. has gone above and beyond with this generation to set up for future successes while making up for the plummet of previous leadership during the 360 era. 

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also offers players this incredible program combined with the Xbox Live membership that allows for several free games a month, both current-gen and the 360. There are a lot of options to play, including Play Anywhere with PC platforms, which makes us interested to see what else Xbox has up their sleeve regarding improving the player experience. 

You can also check out what else is going with the next generation of Xbox with our coverage here: 

Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives for the Xbox Game Pass library on May 7th. What do you think about Red Dead Redemption 2 joining the Xbox Game Pass? What are you most excited to see Microsoft add next? Sound off with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames and while you’re at it, mosey on over to our Xbox hub here to learn what else is going on over at Team Green!