In July 2022, Xbox games with gold will be 9 years old, which means that next year will be the 10th anniversary of the service. That obviously changed a lot during that time, increasing the number of games offered, moving from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, and so on. However, it seems Xbox Games with Gold has gotten to the point that fans are no longer disappointed when programming is lackluster – they just expect it to be.
It’s something no one wants, of course, but it’s understandable. Microsoft is pushing Xbox Game Pass over Games with Gold, and minus the Xbox Live Gold online requirement for the latter’s premium games, Games with Gold doesn’t offer the same value. Without this requirement, many probably wouldn’t even have it at this point, and that’s less important than ever since free games no longer require it. There are some suggestions that Games with Gold will eventually disband, with this online access becoming a benefit of Game Pass, but its future is truly uncertain.
Comparatively, it sometimes feels like Games with Gold is at the end of its life, but it’s certainly given fans a lot over the years. The negativity towards him is now mired in exactly this here and now, with incredible months in his nearly nine-year run. If that happens, Games with Gold should make sure it ends with a bang. Indeed, if we compare the first four months of Games with Gold in 2013 to the first four months of 2022, there is a big difference. Games with gold, when and if they end, would do well to channel those first four months.
Xbox Games with Gold First Free Games of 2013
Tale 3 wasn’t technically a Games with Gold title, but it was distributed in June in anticipation of the program’s release. Phil Spencer had revealed this program at E3 that year, and it had created considerable hype. Indeed, it seems safe to say that Games with Gold laid the foundation for today’s Xbox ecosystem, being truly and truly a predecessor to Xbox Game Pass.
- July 2013 Xbox Games with Gold were Defense Grid: Awakening and assassin’s creed 2
- Xbox Games with Gold for August 2013 were Repression and Dead Rising 2
- September 2013 Xbox Games with Gold was Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Las Vegas
- October 2013 Xbox Games with Gold were Power and Magic: Clash of Heroes and Halo 3.
One thing to keep in mind is that the first Games with Gold giveaways were largely to promote the upcoming launch of the Xbox One, so of course that has grown in scale. But still, he showed promise. Almost all of these games are immediately identifiable and have been a nice welcome mat to this console. The gold games started strong and stayed strong for a very long time; indeed, ultimately, the arrival of Game Pass (no matter how good it is for the Xbox economy) was one of the biggest nails in that content coffin.
Xbox Games with Gold First Free Games of 2022
While Games with Gold led the Xbox One celebration, Games with Gold didn’t really play a role in many of Microsoft’s acquisitions, or the launch of the Series X. Everything Games with Gold was once in 2013 is now part of the role of Game Pass. After all, star field is a day one Series X launch title on Game Pass, not Games with Gold.
- Xbox Games with Gold for January 2022 were NeuroVoider, Failed, Radiant Silvergun, and Space Invaders Infinity Gene.
- Xbox Games with Gold for February 2022 were Broken Sword 5: Curse of the Serpent, Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield, Hydrophobiaand Bunch of insects.
- Xbox Games with Gold for March 2022 were The Flame in the Flood, Street Power Soccer, Sacred 2 Fallen Angel, and The truth or the spongebob square.
- Xbox Games with Gold for April 2022 are Another view, Hue, Kaloki X outpostand MX vs. ATV Alive.
Watching the 2022 games is a world of difference; it doesn’t even seem to be the same service. Lots of changes in 9 years, and again Game Pass has had a huge impact here. Ultimately, however, few of these games are recognizable, and even less likely to follow enough now to even download them. That’s NOT to say these games aren’t fun or anything like that, but this comparison makes it very clear how games with gold have moved to Game Pass.
The last four months compared to the first four months of Games with Gold are like night and day, and if Microsoft puts an end to Games with Gold, it should ensure that its last months are as strong as its first. Games with Gold hosted the Xbox One; it is normal, if ever this happened, that he would receive a good bye.
Xbox games with gold subscribers receive a handful of free games each month.
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