Phil Spencer: Games with Gold will feel 'more true' to what consumers want in the future

Games with Gold, a program that offers two free games a month to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, will become something "more true" to what consumers want from the program, according to Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer.

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AngelicIceDiamond1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

"Games with Gold will feel 'more true' to what consumers want in the future."

That' great because what Xbox fans want are newer titles. Because at the moment besides a few games (Like Dungeon Defenders this month) its nearly useless. Not because they're bad, or the quality of it really, its because they are so old and majority people already played it.

"Games with Gold will feel 'more true'"

"More true" being what we wanted from the beginning, newer releases.

Maml071353d ago

I'm big microfan
But i think game with gold is poor
They release a titles i never heared before
the only one good game is tomb raider and its arcade edition

Kingthrash3601353d ago

agreed, but why does everthing take time? i mean the future could be years from, gwg really bad and the more time they waste the more people will move on to ps+ where the future is now.

Why o why1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

Im glad this guy doesn't listen to the droves of apologists that you get on here professing how much better live is apposed to ps plus. That renting deflection is just that, deflection. Normal people can look at the two services, weigh up the differences and recognise which one has the better deal 'on paper' It was almost as if some guys were hell bent on protecting the honour of xbls superiority by not demanding or expecting more.

Landscapes change and ps stepped up and hit a home run with ps+ Ms have acknowledged what the fanboys didn't and thats that those outside the appologetic zone actually prefer newer, higher profile 'indefinite rentals' over 4, 5, 6 year old keepers that could probably be picked up dirt cheap.

Volkama1353d ago

Everything takes time with a big corporation. The Games with Gold offerings we're seeing at the moment were probably determined quite a lot of months ago. Having said that, I think it was Phil Spencer that spoke up at the end of 2013 to say he was really happy with the games coming out early 2014.

Hopefully they're planned in financial quarters, and better offerings aren't far away now.

Chris_GTR11352d ago

MS giving away stuff people actually want for free? LOL!!

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ITPython1353d ago

I dunno about Gold, but I sure am enjoying my free copy of Bioshock Infinite with PS+. And I look forward to enjoying the 2013 Tomb Raider on my PS3 as well. Might even try out Borderlands 2 just for the heck of it.

Just a quick compare:

Gold games - https://www.gamepointsnow.c...

PS+ games -

Yeah, pretty big difference there. I have to say PS+ @ $50 a year pays for itself very quickly. Mines already paid itself off, and I still have 7 months to go before I need to renew! By then I'll likely have 6-7 more games under my PS+ belt.

Great time to be a gamer (as long as you are with PlayStation).

jessupj1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

*puts on most whiny, obnoxious fanboy voice possible*

You're not getting free games, you're just renting them! neaaah! *pokes out tongue*

I agree though, would much rather "rent" bioshock than keep some of the old games on GWG.

I have a PS4, PS3 and vita and I can tell you this service is legendary for the price. For less than $5 I'm getting at least 4 quality titles each month. I don't need to buy any games and I can barely keep up as it is. My back log is huge.

The value is so amazing I honestly don't know how sony make money from this.

Once you experience Plus you can;t go back.

nukeitall1352d ago

Do you have cloud and dedicated server on your multiplayer games?

KillZone Shadowfall has P2P with proxy servers to make it look like you have servers. Point being, both services has their advantages....

ITPython1352d ago

@Nuke - Yes on both. Sony has had dedicated servers for most, if not all, of their first-party games since the launch of the PS3. And the PS3 had free online, while the 360 had pay online yet barely any of it's games had dedicated servers. Those of us on the PS3 have been enjoying dedicated servers for almost a decade now, so welcome to the club (better late than never I suppose).

And the cloud... lol, you do realize that the cloud = the internet, right? If you are referencing cloud computing, then yes, those of us in Sony land have had cloud computing since the PSP came out. Then again with PS Vita... and again with PS Now. So what cloud computing has the XB1 received thus far? AI for the mentally challenged bots in TF? You should be proud!

Rhythmattic1349d ago

I most often disagree with nukeitall due to Fanboy antics...
However, in this particular case he is right...

KZ:SF does definitely rely on P2P, using servers for matchmaking only...

And as he stated, both Dedicated server or P2P each have their advantages.

However, the definition of the "Cloud" for gaming is exactly that... Cloudy.

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Spurg1353d ago

"That said, I have been sitting down, monthly now, with that team — some of the earlier months were already programmed — and playing a more active role in picking franchises that show up in Games with Gold, and I think you'll see at least something that feels, at least, more true to what I think Games with Gold should look like with the constraints that are there," Spencer said.

Better games coming...

I think they should give more than just films and Tv Shows would be really cool as well.

StarElite1353d ago

Dragon Ball Z Season One is free on Xbox Video.

Spurg1353d ago

Damn...I never knew that...if they don't advertise it how I'm I suppose to know.

No_Limit1353d ago

With all the complaints with Ads on Live, how do people not know is literally in their face. /S

KonsoruMasuta1353d ago

They do advertise it. It's been on the dashboard for a couple of days now.

kreate1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )


Also some anime is free for gold members.

I also saw 'state of emergency' for free for being a gold member.

They give out free random stuff for gold members now which they didn't do in the early days of the 360.

But I rather have games for free.

If MS can give PS plus calibur games, I'd be a gold member for life.

creatchee1353d ago

I've been a LIVE subscriber since 2004, and honestly, I specifically pay for the multiplayer. Anything else that they add is cool with me (i.e. most of the things people whine about being behind a paywall). However, I really can't bring myself to complain about a free game, regardless of how old it is. PS+ definitely has a better selection, but again, my $50 (give or take) has always been primarily to play online.

Pillsbury11353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

Wow 50$ to just play online... What's that like? Coming from a place where I don't pay just to play online, I would be curious to know... I could study this.

creatchee1352d ago


Well, it'll be $100 a year when I get a PS4. Will you continue judging me from your lofty throne at that point or will you keep your snarky comments to yourself?

jammmie71353d ago

They do free movie weekends to every now and then.

Volkama1353d ago

They do free movie weekends and things quite often, I don't think you even need Gold for those.

And they manage to excel themselves in picking terrible films, it makes the Games with Gold selection look top drawer.

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lonewolfjedi1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

I swear Microsoft said games with gold was supposed to start later this year for xbox one. why did he decided not to comment about when gwg is coming to the xbox one?

DEEBO1353d ago

Where is the benefit for gamers with gold on the xbox one? i sign up on new years eve and i just got another 12 months from amazon for 39.99 but other then using netflix and multiplayer online gamers with gold hasn't done anything on the xbox one.

PlayStation plus on the other hand is really paying off for me.every month i get one game for ps4,two for the vita and three for the ps3 so yeah MS all the talking is going in one ear out promise the moon but all you give is 99 cent moon pies.

Pillsbury11353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

It's hard to imagine life now not getting new free games all the time.

Ps... Mmmmm mooonnn piieeee...

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