Xbox Live Games With Gold Announced for July, Is Awesome
Plus, Microsoft pledges to make the offerings better going forward.
After a disappointing few months, Games with Gold will be bouncing back this July with a great offering- on Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be treated to So Many Me, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag; Xbox 360 owners, meanwhile, Plants vs Zombies and Gears of War 3, the latter of which can also be played on the Xbox 360, thanks to that system’s newly announced backwards compatibility.
That’s not ll, either- Microsoft has announced that it will be overhauling the Games with Gold service going forward, to make it more competitive on a value basis. ‘As a special thank you to our members and all Xbox fans, we’re announcing that starting in July, Gold members get more with two new Games with Gold every month on Xbox One,’ Microsoft said. ‘Each month Gold members will enjoy four new free games; two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360; On Xbox One enjoy a new game on the 1st and 16th of every month, each available to download for a full month. There are no changes on Xbox 360 and games will be available to download from the 1st to 15th and from the 16th to end of the month.’
What this means is that we should see no more repeating games, and that, with the further benefit of the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility, Games with Gold might actually begin to amount to something on Xbox One.