Red Dead Redemption 2 is galloping onto Xbox Games Pass for console on May 7, Microsoft has announced. Rockstar’s blockbuster released in 2018 and made its way to PC a year later – albeit with a couple of teething problems. It’s got an impressive reputation, winning an astonishing 175 Game of the Year awards and over 250 perfect scores.
WHAT IS THE STORY OF RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2?
It’s pretty good, then, but what’s it all about? You play as Arthur Morgan, a rootin’ tootin’ cowboy who’s part of a gang of outlaws that are on the run. You’ll have to evade the clutches of federal agents, rob, steal, and fight your way across an absolutely stunning recreation of Northern America in 1899.
RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 FEATURES
Even though Rockstar teamed up with PS4 for the marketing of Red Dead Redemption 2, the game actually plays best on Xbox One X, offering players a native 4K resolution at 30fps. The PS4 Pro, meanwhile, runs the game at 1920×2160 and uses a reconstruction technique to bring it up to a full 4K. What that basically means is the game looks a little softer on PS4 Pro and a touch sharper on Xbox One X.
Microsoft said players can preload Red Dead Redemption 2 by using the Xbox Game Pass mobile app now. While you wait, you might as well boot up Rockstar’s GTA 5 while you’ve got the chance — despite being more than 6 years old, it’s still wildly popular. Xbox Game Pass members can also purchase GTA 5 “for up to 20% off” while it’s still part of the Xbox Game Pass program, Microsoft said in the news release.
Red Dead Redemption 2, when it hits Xbox Game Pass, will include all the Story Mode content, Photo Mode, and access to Red Dead Online.
Xbox Game Pass for Console is $9.99 a month and gives players “unlimited access to over 100 high-quality console games.” New games are added regularly; in April, Xbox Game Pass has subscribers gained access to Journey to the Savage Planet andYakuza Kiwami. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes console and PC Access and costs $14.99 per month — but Microsoft is currently running a new subscriber promotion with a starting price of $1.