Xbox Game Pass to Bid Farewell to Grand Theft Auto V

A Shift in the Xbox Game Pass Catalog as Iconic Grand Theft Auto Title Departs

As the gaming community ushers in the new year, Xbox Game Pass subscribers are bracing for notable departures from the platform. According to reports from X user Idle Sloth, three significant titles—Grand Theft Auto V, Persona 3 Portable, and Persona 4 Golden—are set to exit the subscription service on January 15.

Verification from the Xbox Game Pass app corroborates this information, listing all three games under the “Leaving Soon” section. Although the specific departure date is not explicitly mentioned, the imminent exit has caught the attention of gamers eagerly anticipating or currently enjoying these titles. Joining this departure lineup are Garden Story and MotoGP 22, bidding adieu to both console and PC platforms.

Grand Theft Auto V, a surprising addition to Xbox Game Pass in July 2023, will have graced the service for approximately six months. This follows its previous stint on the platform in July 2021 when it left after just three months, marking the title’s intermittent presence on the subscription service.


Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden, introduced to Xbox Game Pass in January 2023, have provided a year-long RPG journey for subscribers. Notably, the anticipation continues with the forthcoming arrival of Persona 3 Reload, a remake poised to enrich the Game Pass RPG offerings later in the year.

Looking ahead, 2024 holds the promise of significant additions to Xbox Game Pass, potentially featuring renowned titles from the Activision Blizzard portfolio. With franchises like Call of Duty, Diablo, and Crash Bandicoot in the mix, the anticipated inclusion comes after Activision Blizzard announced plans to integrate its library into Xbox Game Pass following Microsoft’s acquisition of the company in October. This strategic move hints at an exciting evolution for the subscription service, offering subscribers a diverse and engaging gaming experience in the months to come.