Games With Gold to start on Xbox One this June
Microsoft has announced plans to extend its Games With Gold promotion to Xbox One, confirming Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault as the first titles offered for free to Xbox Live Gold members.
The promotion kickstarts in June, allowing Gold members to download free games on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One with a single membership.
Like the similar service in place on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One owners will only be able to access the free titles if they are an active Xbox Live Gold member. This isn’t the case on Xbox 360, which will continue to let you access your free titles if you choose to revert back to Silver membership.
Speaking of the Xbox 360, owners of the last-gen machine will also receive Dark Souls, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and Charlie Murder in June.
“Since Games with Gold launched on Xbox 360 a year ago, over 12 million people have enjoyed great free games, resulting in nearly 200 million hours of free fun playing Games with Gold titles,” said head of Xbox Phil Spencer. “We’ve been learning from your feedback and have focused on making improvements each month to the selection of titles.”
Microsoft also announced that it is set to introduce a Kinect-less Xbox One on June 9 for £349 after months of speculation.