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Games With Gold ends later this year with free Xbox 360 games

Xbox games with gold will be releasing free Xbox 360 games soon. Since 2013, the service has made at least two 360 titles available each month. Thankfully, all redeemed games remain playable after Microsoft pulled the plug.

Microsoft is discontinuing Xbox 360 Gold games

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September 2022 will be the last month that Xbox Live Gold subscribers will receive a free Xbox 360 title. The October offer will consist exclusively of Xbox One games.

It seems like the problem that caused Microsoft to drop Games With Gold 360 titles for good is that there just aren’t many left to give away. The email announcing the news states:

“Starting October 1, 2022, monthly games made available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members through Games with Gold will no longer include Xbox 360 titles.

We’ve reached the limit of our ability to catalog Xbox 360 games; However, Games with Gold will continue to feature exciting Xbox One titles and exclusive discounts each month.

This will not affect Xbox 360 games that you downloaded before October 2022. Any Xbox 360 titles you redeem through Games with Gold before that time can be kept on your Xbox account, regardless of whether you continue your subscription.

Thank you for being a loyal member.

Team Xbox”

Surprisingly, Xbox Games With Gold hasn’t been a full decade yet. Introduced at the end of the Xbox 360’s lifespan in July 2013, it only featured games from that console for the first year. The opening pairing was Defense Grid: The Awakening and Assassin’s Creed 2. Since then, at least two Xbox 360 titles have been released for 223 free games each month.

It’s a shame the program is being discontinued. I keep forgetting to redeem games, so I’d love it if Microsoft just came back and gave everyone a chance to get the games they missed. Hopefully we’ll see Xbox Series X|S-optimized games replacing the outgoing Xbox 360 titles, but the announcement was conspicuously absent from any mention of it.

Also, Yakuza returns to Xbox Game Pass in July, and Skull & Bones and Riders Republic will host in-game events highlighting environmental issues.

https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/710185-games-with-gold-to-end-free-xbox-360-games-later-this-year Games With Gold ends later this year with free Xbox 360 games

Emma Bowman

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