Xbox, players lose two games of Games With Gold

Xbox, players lose two games of Games With Gold


It's time for Microsoft to say goodbye to Xbox 360. With a short message sent to the subscribers of Games With Gold, the Redmond house announced that from October, free games related to the console that debuted 17 years ago will no longer be distributed. An almost natural step, which the direct competitor (or Sony) had already decided to take on PS Plus, removing support for PS3 and PS Vita games.

The latest incarnation of lamented Xbox 360 dashboard (2012) The motivation behind this choice, at least according to Microsoft, is the inability to add additional Xbox 360 games to the Games With Gold catalog. This limitation is due to several factors. The first is the hardware of the new generation consoles, with the backward compatibility program that came to an end in November 2021. The second, however, concerns the willingness of developers to grant free games for the old console. Probably the Redmond giant has no longer found software houses interested in granting the titles to be included within the program.| ); }
How the titles will be replaced is not yet known, but towards the end of the summer Microsoft will probably release the necessary information. In all likelihood, the Redmond giant could give away four games for Xbox One, or begin to include only next gen titles, even if the catalog appears very limited. Continue to follow geekinco for all the news and announcements in the pipeline from the world of video games.

In October, Xbox Games with Gold will no longer include any Xbox 360 titles

In October, Xbox 360 titles will no longer be included in Microsoft’s monthly Games with Gold subscription package. In an email to Xbox Live Gold users, Microsoft says it has “reached the limit of our capacity to introduce Xbox 360 titles to the library,” and that the move will take effect immediately.

Subscribers to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate get a monthly perk known as Games with Gold. In addition to monthly free games, Xbox 360 titles are playable on all current generation Xbox X/S and Xbox One systems.

Backward compatibility for Xbox was temporarily revived last year with the addition of an additional 76 titles, but Microsoft has since said that it “has reached the limit of our capacity to bring new games into the library from the past owing to licencing, legal and technological restrictions.” That might explain why the number of new Xbox 360 games eligible for Games with Gold has been reached.

Only free Xbox One games will be available from October forward.

There will be no effect on any Xbox 360 games that you have previously downloaded or redeemed via Games with Gold. This simply means that, as of October 1st, no new Xbox 360 games will be added to the Games with Gold library by Microsoft.

Despite Xbox Game Pass’s popularity, Xbox Live Gold is still widely used by console owners. In the wake of a public uproar, Microsoft changed course and even eliminated the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play titles from the service.

Though, most of the subscription’s fundamental services are now free for all contemporary Xbox customers. Xbox Live Gold still allow monthly discounts for the Microsoft Store, however. However, an Xbox 360 will still need the purchase of an Xbox Live Gold membership. It’s unclear what will happen to Xbox Live Gold in the future, but Microsoft has already stopped using the term “Xbox Live” to refer to its software and services as of last year.

From 1 October 2022, the monthly games provided to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members via Games with Gold will no longer include Xbox 360 titles.

We have reached the limit of our ability to bring Xbox 360 games to the catalogue; however, Games with Gold will continue to include exciting Xbox One titles and exclusive savings each month.

This will not impact any Xbox 360 games that you downloaded before October 2022. Any Xbox 360 titles that you redeem via Games with Gold before that time are yours to keep on your Xbox account, regardless of whether you continue your subscription.

Thank you for being a loyal member.

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