Rockstar Games’ “Grand Theft Auto 5″ or GTA 5 goes on sale from February 16 to 23 as part of Xbox Live Deals on Gold, as announced by Larry Hyrb on his Major Nelson blog, according to a report on the Inquisitr. Xbox Live Gold members can buy a digital version of the game at discounted rates for both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 consoles.
A whopping 58 per cent discount is on offer for GTA 5 version on the Xbox 360. Xbox One users however only get 15 per cent off GTA 5, but gamers get a Free Bull Shark Cash Card worth $500,000 which can be very useful during gameplay on GTA 5 online multiplayer mode. An IGN report says that the bigger savings on the Xbox 360 version may be good enough reason for some users to get a new console as well.
The discount offer comes before the game’s makers, Rockstar Games, starts releasing the GTA Online Heists Game which is said to be scheduled in the coming weeks.
According to the Inquisitr report, GTA 5 continues to “dominate sales charts across all platforms, and provides gamers with new content to play thanks to free updates.” Through built-in creation tools, users can now “create their own missions” and share these with the makers. Rockstar Games recently shared some “fan-made jobs inspired by previous installments of the GTA series” via their website.
After the release of Online Heists for different game consoles, fans of the game series are eagerly awaiting the release of GTA 5′s PC version, which will be launched on March 24, 2015 according to an announcement posted on the Rockstar website. The PC version will also come with Online Heists for PC and GTA Online for PC.
GTA was first released in 1997. Since then, the game series has developed 11 stand-alone games and four expansion packs.