The Microsoft Games With Gold service gives Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners free games every month. As of now each system gets two games every month for free that are yours to keep and play forever, even if you no longer have a subscription with the service. That’s all about the change for Xbox One owners.
Microsoft announced today that going forward all future Games With Gold will be backwards compatible. That means Xbox One owners will get twice as many games each month and will be able to play the Xbox 360 titles. These titles are available to anyone with an Xbox Live Gold membership. The new functionality will being in November and won’t consist of only first party Microsoft titles, but also some high profile third party publisher offerings as well. The current list of third party publishers is:
- Bandai Namco
- Deep Silver
- Electronic Arts
- Square Enix
- Koei Tecmo
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
This actually helps make the GwG offerings a little better than the Playstation Plus titles since PS3 games cannot be played on PS4. Are you excited to see this new added bonus to your Xbox Live Gold subscription?