Not long after Sony announced what’s coming next month, Microsoft has followed suit, with four games that’ll come out across Xbox One and Xbox 360.
With December nearly over—is your shopping done?—it’s time for Microsoft and Sony to reveal their lineups for Games With Gold and PlayStation Plus. While we’re still waiting on Sony’s news, here’s what Microsoft’s offering:
Microsoft’s Games With Gold lineup for November isn’t super exciting, with Pneuma: Breath of Life and Knight Squad leading on Xbox One. However, it’s also the first month in which the company is guaranteeing every Xbox 360 game featured in Games With Gold will be backwards compatible with Xbox One.
Next month’s Games With Gold lineup has been announced. Valiant Hearts: The Great War and The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season are coming to Xbox One, while Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Walking Dead are for Xbox 360. Sony hasn’t announced what’s coming to PS Plus just yet.
August PS and Games With Gold lineups are out! On PS Plus, it’s Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4), Limbo (PS4), Sound Shapes (PS4, PS3, Vita), Stealth 2 (PS4, PS3, Vita), God of War Ascension (PS3), CastleStorm (PS3, Vita). On Xbox, it’s MGS: Ground Zeroes (XB1), How To Survive (XB1), Metro 2033 (360), and …
Microsoft has occasionally offered two Xbox One games per month as part of its Games With Gold promotion, but starting in July, that’s becoming the standard, the company announced.
Starting in October, Chariot will be free for Xbox LIVE subscribers, continuing the trend of indie titles on Games with Gold and Playstation Plus going free for subscribers of the services on release day.
Xbox LIVE Gold Members are about to die a lot in Super Time Force, for free.
For a while there, it looked like Xbox One owners might soon be able to download and try out even more games from Microsoft free of charge. But Microsoft says that the screen teasing this possibility was an error.
The next four free games for LIVE subscribers to look forward to are Dishonored, Crimson Dragon, Motocross Madness, and Strike Suit Zero. Here's the timing:
After bringing Games with Gold to Xbox One for the first time in June, Microsoft is following up with the best selection of games the program has seen so far in July. Xbox One owners will get the excellent Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition on July 2, the day it debuts, while 360 owners can grab BattleBlock…
Xbox Live is going the way of PlayStation Plus—starting in June, when the 'Games with Gold' program launches on Xbox One, free games downloaded with the program will not stay on your account if you deactivate Xbox Live Gold.
On May 1st (tomorrow), Dust: An Elysian Tail will be free for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers, followed by Saints Row: The Third on May 16th. [Major Nelson]
Starting tomorrow, April 1st, Hitman: Absolution will be free for Xbox LIVE Gold members, replaced by Deadlight on April 16th. [Major Nelson]
Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders are the March offerings from the Xbox 360 Games with Gold program. Xbox 360 owners will be able to snag these games free from March 1-15 and 16-31 respectively.
Microsoft's Games with Gold program goes all Square Enix-y in January with Sleeping Dogs and Lara Croft. Xbox 360 gamers with a Gold Xbox Live subscription will be able to download Sleeping Dogs for free January 1 through 15, with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light free from January 16 to the 31.
When it was announced back at E3, the free-games-for-paid-subscribers deal called Games With Gold was supposed to last only until the Xbox One's launch. Well, now it is officially continued as an "ongoing benefit." That's not what caught my eye about the announcement, however.