Like most of the people reading this, I've played Grand Theft Auto V to death. I've put hundreds of hours into exploring Los Santos and unlocking its many secrets. I still throw the game on from time to time just to drive around and relax. Hell, I even love Trevor like a brother... a deeply terrifying brother that I would probably hide from at every opportunity.
My point is that every time I think I'm done with GTA V, Rockstar pulls me back in. For example, Microsoft has just announced that the epic open-world crime sim is coming back to Xbox Game Pass from tomorrow (April 8), and I just know I'm gonna be all over it. Why? Because this time, it'll also be available on mobile devices thanks to the magic of the cloud. xCloud, to be precise.
I don't know if you've dabbled with the Xbox Game Pass cloud-based options for mobile devices, but it's genuinely pretty damn great. I don't have the best connection, but I've been having a hell of a time streaming games like Arkham Knight, Forza Horizon 4, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on my phone. You'd think the novelty of playing these AAA console games on a mobile would wear off. It does not.
Looking down at your mobile screen isn't always the best way to play these games, obviously, but if you're lying on the sofa watching TV scrolling through your phone and fancy booting up a game without moving, it feels pretty magical to simply open up Xbox Game Pass and jump into a title. I genuinely can't wait to give GTA V a go tomorrow night as I continue to pretend I'm not watching along with my wife as she catches up with the latest season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
I should stress for those of you who don't know that at the time of writing, xCloud is still only available on Android devices. You'll also need the slightly more expensive Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to stream games on your mobile. Still, if you have a device that can get involved, please do join me in being very excited at the prospect of GTA V on mobile phones.
Now, where the heck is the Nintendo Switch version?
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