For the next week, subscribers to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold service will be able to purchase a digital version of Grand Theft Auto V at discounted rates on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The GTA V sale was announced by Larry Hyrb, better known to fans as Major Nelson, from his official blog on Tuesday as part of the “Deals with Gold” weekly offer. This gives gamers one last chance to get their hands on the sandbox title for cheap before online heists are released in the coming weeks.
Xbox One Owners who are also Xbox Gold members can now pick up a digital copy of GTA V for 15 percent off. In addition to gaining the updated version of the Rockstar Games title that was recently remastered for next-gen consoles, the sale will also give Xbox One fans access to a special Shark Card that comes bundled with the downloadable version of Grand Theft Auto V. The Shark Card will give gamer access to an extra $500,000 worth of in-game money to spend within GTA V‘s online multiplayer mode.
While those looking to pick up a discounted version of GTA V for the Xbox 360 won’t receive the extra cash that comes from the Shark Card bundle offered to Xbox One users, Xbox Live Gold subscribers that purchase the game on Xbox 360 this week will simply receive a much larger savings instead. Rather than the 15 percent discount that comes with the Xbox One version of Grand Theft Auto V, the Xbox 360 edition of GTA V is now available for a massive 58 percent off for the remainder of the week.
This is a great opportunity for Xbox owners to pick up a copy of GTA V if they haven’t already done so. The game continues to dominate sales charts across all platforms, and provides gamers with new content to play thanks to free updates. User can also build their own missions using built-in creation tools. Rockstar Games recently showed off a series of fan-made jobs that were inspired by previous installments of the Grand Theft Auto series.
Players will also soon be able to experience new online heist missions after Rockstar Games confirmed that the highly anticipated feature will finally launch in an upcoming update at some point before the PC version of GTA V releases late next month.
It is believed that the developer is currently fully invested in preparing for the launch of the online heist jobs. As reported this week by the Inquisitr, Rockstar opted not to run last year’s Valentine’s Day event again for this holiday over the past weekend. Many assume this is because the team is focused on finishing the co-op heists and getting the PC edition of GTA V ready for release.
If you don’t yet own a copy of Grand Theft Auto V, will this week’s Xbox Gold sales convince you to finally try out Rockstar Games’ open-world sandbox title?
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