Microsoft says there will be no more Xbox 360 games with Gold in October
Bad news. Or To be it? Either way, coming October, Xbox Live Games with Gold will no longer offer Xbox 360 titles. It’s the announcement that Xbox Live Gold subscribers are currently found in their inbox.
Technically, this is an unfortunate mistake, as your Xbox 360 is still connected to Xbox Live, which means it is still supported. So we’re not sure if this will come to light on Microsoft’s venerable, now old enough console. We reached out to a Microsoft representative earlier on Wednesday with this and other questions but have not received a response.
In any case, that means Games with Gold will halve its supply in October. Games with Gold starting at E3 2013 by providing Parable 3, and then began offering two Xbox 360 games per month the following July. (They did Assassin’s Theory 2 and Defense Grid: The Awakeningfor those who practice for Risk! auditions.) That number grew to four titles – two Xbox 360s, two Xbox Ones – in Summer 2014.
In an email sent to Xbox Live Gold subscribersMicrosoft said that the Games with Gold Program has “reached the limit of our ability to bring Xbox 360 games to the catalog.”
The more finicky among us might argue that limit was broken a long time ago. Xbox 360 Gold Game Offers July 16th to 31st this year To be Torch lightit’s GwG’s choice in August 2019. June’s Xbox 360 titles are 2010 Raskulls and chubby boy.
Good news? According to an email sent to subscribers, any Xbox 360 games they downloaded before October are theirs to keep forever, regardless of whether they maintain an existing Xbox Live Gold subscription. Access to Gold titles is conditional on an active Gold subscription since the program began nine years ago.
“Any Xbox 360 titles that you redeem for Gold Games before that time are yours to keep on your Xbox account,” the email said. Right! That means I no longer have to pay $10 per month just to keep playing Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Day (July 2017 selection).