You already know that Microsoft will be rolling out a new iteration of their console soon, one that drops the Kinect hardware like a rapper dropping the mic after some dope beats. But that’s just the start of a new strategy for Microsoft, as their Games for Gold program gets a slight tweak, and some titles that people will actually want to play.
Starting in June, the Xbox Games for Gold program will be taking another page out of the PlayStation Plus book. On the Xbox One, games will be de-activated should you choose to cancel your Gold account. As has been the case, Xbox 360 owners get to keep the games offered for as long as they have a working console. And they’re going to get some great new additions in June.
The latest such games which will be available for free if you hold a Gold account are Dark Souls, Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. That’s one of the finest and challenging RPGs in recent history, a solid indie game and the tweaked version of the eternal bliksemer, just in time for the Ultra update.
Xbox One owners, you can also get in on the action. You’ll be able to play Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault for free next month. But wait, there’s more!
Microsoft also plans to toss a deep discount towards Xbox One users, for Ryse: Son of Rome and Forza Motorsport 5. Hopefully, there’ll be a few more big deals on the horizon when the console launches locally in September.
Last Updated: May 14, 2014