GTA Plus is being expanded to include Rockstar's classic titles
Subscription services are highly popular nowadays, and the gaming industry is no exception. Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus are the big names, but...
Subscription services are highly popular nowadays, and the gaming industry is no exception. Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus are the big names, but it seems like every publisher of a somewhat successful franchise is trying to join in. Rockstar is the latest provider aiming to enhance its subscription service. It was recently announced that GTA Plus will be expanded, allowing subscribers to play a selection of its classic titles.
Before you set your expectations too high, Rockstar will not be offering its entire game archive all at once. Instead, it appears that Rockstar will allow players to simultaneously play three titles on the system for which they have subscribed to GTA Plus, with additional games being added as a "rotating selection."
Currently, the lineup includes the games GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas, albeit in the generally criticized remastered versions (thanks to GamesRadar). Nevertheless, if you yearn for a journey into the past, this provides a cost-effective means to do so.
Rockstar does not specify when these three games will exit the service or which games will replace them, but the developer has a rather extensive selection of older titles to draw upon in the future. Red Dead Redemption is one such title that has just received a new port, but it is difficult to imagine it being available in a subscription service so shortly after its release. There are also older titles like Red Dead Revolver, Bully, Manhunt, and many others, so we'll have to wait and see what Rockstar has in store next.
It's actually a no-brainer, especially if you regularly play GTA 5, as you also receive a variety of bonuses for that game, including new cars, free clothing, a substantial amount of in-game money, and more. GTA Plus currently costs only $6, although Rockstar may be aiming to increase the price of the service and using the free games as justification. Nevertheless, at least for now, it's a good deal and perfect if you've been waiting to dive into the GTA remasters.
It might be a good idea to jump in now from the beginning anyway, as it is widely believed that the release of GTA 6 is imminent. We don't have a specific release date for the game yet, but a recent financial report from Rockstar hinted that we can expect a release sometime in 2024, as the company anticipates "new record levels of operational performance" in its next fiscal year.