Games With Gold Will No Longer Offer Xbox 360 Titles
Microsoft has just announced that its Xbox Live Games With Gold service will no longer offer Xbox 360 titles starting from this October. The news comes via a newsletter that is going out to Xbox Live subscribers across the globe.
The service will continue to offer Xbox One games on a monthly basis. However, Microsoft claims that it has reached the limits to adding new Xbox 360 games to Games With Gold, and, therefore, will no longer be giving them away as part of the service.
The console maker has made it clear that subscribers who have added Xbox 360 games that have been offered previously as part of Games With Gold will continue to be able to download and play them. This new policy will not, in any way, affect the Xbox 360 games that are already a part of your Xbox game library. No new Xbox 360 games will be available on the service starting this October, however.
Digital game downloads are provided without cost to Gold subscribers as part of the Games with Gold service. Xbox One games were added in June 2014, while Xbox 360 games with Gold debuted in July 2013. Subscribers received an Xbox 360 game twice a month and two Xbox One games once a month. On Xbox 360, games downloaded through the service are completely free to own. Xbox One Games with Gold games are restricted and inaccessible if the subscription expires and must be used with an ongoing Gold membership. All Xbox 360 Games with Gold games are backwards compatible with Xbox One as of November 2015.
The Xbox network, formerly Xbox Live, is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service created and operated by Microsoft. It was first made available to the Xbox system on November 15, 2002. On the occasion of the Xbox 360’s debut in November 2005, an upgraded version of the service was made available, and an improved version was introduced in 2013 along with the Xbox One. Xbox Series X and Series S both use the same iteration of the service.