Major Nelson writes: "Great news: Access to free games each month is coming for Xbox Live Gold members on #XboxOne – Details coming later in 2014."
Great news: Access to free games each month is coming for Xbox Live Gold members on #XboxOne – Details coming later in 2014— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) November 14, 2013
Great news: Access to free games each month is coming for Xbox Live Gold members on #XboxOne – Details coming later in 2014
Awesome, free games is why I love PlayStation Plus. Nice to see MS doing the same with Xbox Live, finally!
The joys of competition.
Late 2014? why not now ?
I might actually consider xbone now. All I need nows a 400 dollar kinectless bundle with forza 5 when halo 5 is almost out.
Perfect!! Hopefully Ryse and Deadrising will be up for download free 6 months down the line. This is great news, and news that MS absolutely had to make to stay competitive.
@OlgerO Probably not enough games MS deem worthy of giving away for free But this is good news for Gamers on X1, seeing as sony are doing great with PS+
Yep. Now the next question is, will there be a new tier of Xbox live? I.e. Silver, Gold, Platinum (free rentals)?
^^^^Also to be perfectly honest. PS+ and XBL had NOTHING on SEGA Channel for the SEGA genesis. 30+free Genesis games and selection would often rotate. Granted the service was 30$ a month, but well worth it.
Sweet. i just renewed so im covered till Nov 2014.
@ OlgerO "Late 2014? why not now ?" Because there are no games at least 4 years old for the Xbox One to give away. /s
Remember to thank Sony, Xbox only owners. :)
Nice. Not that I need free games, but it's certainly a nice perk. I'll have both consoles, and a litany of free games! yayyy rampant consumerism!
It's not late 2014, it's later in 2014.
Why later? The same reason you aren't seeing AAA games on PS+ either... The free game model is awesome.. But it only comes into play after initial sales have finished.. Games need to hit 9-12 months before they can be offered up for free
It would be nice if they also step up for those subscribers with a little bit recent content because so far they been giving away really old games
Yea. Itll be really dumb if we get games like crackdown for the xbox one lol
Well they have to be recent because the Xbox One cannot play Xbox 360 games, they have to be Xbox One games that are free
I think we are missing the big picture. This means backward comparability ?
Sorry but giving away REAL full games like Halo or even Crackdown, that's pretty good. I don't want free indie games or a free arcade game. Plus the nice thing with these games is you get to keep them, they are yours. Download to your hard drive and your all set.
yeah well hopefully they aren't old crappy games like they have now. Almost all the games they come out with are like 5 years old and i already have them
I'm not sure if you know but the Xbox One is releasing in a week. Xbox One doesn't have backwards capabilities, so there isn't really a possible way for games to be very old let alone 5 years old. Maybe 5 years down the road but not now.
Now this is the fruit that comes from the loins of competition my friend ;).
MS should plug this in the ads for next year. With gold you get free games as well as a rich online experience. People will BUY $$$$$.
PS Plus does not give you free games they are rented. On the other hand, the free games with gold you can keep even if you choose to not renew the gold susbscription. Either way, I agree that this is great news.
"Access to free games" sounds like there going with the way Sony is doing it.
This is great. First they announced that it would continue for the 360 so I will keep collecting them on that and I will also be able to do it on my Xbox One. @OlgerO. This is the Xbox One. They need to have games to give away for free first. The 360 games will not play on the Xbox One. I would expect that the first games will probably be cheapies until there is a build up in the Xbox One library but it is still a good thing to have happen.
Lol @ "later 2014", as in not even the first half of 2014 before we even HEAR more about their plans. Smh It's nice to know it's coming, it's just clear to see that they aren't willing or ready to hand out new games for free right away like Sony is. Not even lower content versions like with DriveClub. Announcing that "information is coming" this far in advance is just a desperate grasp for attention coming within 24 hours of the PS4 launch.
"Later IN 2014" is not the same as "late 2014". I wouldn't expect it to be any later than Memorial Day 2014. I agree with your second statement. They should have announced it earlier but I don't know what Microsoft is doing.
@gaffyh So true! Thanks Sony! ^ ^
IT's still not as good. And I thought games for gold was a given that it was on xbox one.
I love competition. Smart move by Microsoft. Give some competition to Sony. Now if only Nintendo could join the fight... and then there is the Steam Box in 2014 to give even more competition.
Microsoft is following sony's step... in a good way.
They are doing it on the Xbox 360 they started in the summer .
Great news for XB1 gamers. Never expected it to be announced so soon. I wonder how it will work on XB1 since games will still be quite pricey. Competition is indeed great :) Edit - Access might mean it might work like IGC?? which is a good thing IMO.
This damn good news and adds value for gamers with gold on X1
@NYC MS imo already delivered in value with X1. Now if MS updates their free games with gold with that of recent titles that get released and they're yours to keep even if you decide to cancel your gold like it is on 360 then MS can truly state they're overly delivering on value.
That would be a helluva marketing statement if you could keep your games even if you cancel Gold. I think thats what they're going to do.
Good news. Love competition. More free stuff when I get my XB1!
I agree. I hope it's full of goodies by the time I get mine.
Geez I was jk. Sensitive bunch
yh, humour dont work around here. lol..I lost a bubble like that once, I think.
I bet LocoCycle will be the first free Xbox One gold game.
Awesome, I certainly didn't expect that! @LOGICWINS - When you put it like that, I certainly can't argue.
You didn't? I sure did! When your projected to get stomped in sales 5:1, you need to react. Thats what Sony had to do in 2007 when they prematurely dropped the PS3s price. Now Sonys returning the favor and baking a second helping of humble pie. In this case, MS will have to gulp it down. In the end, it makes both game divisions better. @Sitdown- Easy there friend. Theres no hatred intended. I was just going off this http://n4g.com/news/1389566... I don't have the time/energy to calculate projections from EVERY retailer that will sell these consoles.
Most publications say 2 to 1, one person I can recall says 150 to 30......... so naturally you would go with the extreme huh?
Whether it was 2:1 or 5:1 doesn't matter. The POINT of my argument is that the disparity was extreme ENOUGH for MS to react...this is good for EVERYONE as they've grown far too comfortable with their success.
If details are coming later in 2014, doesn't that mean November and December will be missed out on?
Halo 5 free
I dont wanna start a fanboy war, however the games we've received so far have all be very, very poor.
i hadn't bought a majority of the games that they've offered so it was a win for me especially as i was already paying for gold regardless
dead rising and rainbow 6 vegas are not poor games
Rainbow 6 vegas is average, And i already had DR2... So yer pretty poor
Rainbow 6 is fun. DR is overrated and boring .
I think he meant how most of the games are already owned by the player base.
Agreed! Dead rising 2 was the only one I bothered with
I laughed when I saw what MS were offering 360 owners = shame of it. 2 year old games wasn't it at the start? I think the big announce said AC3 and Halo 3? Plus has had games that were months old and still very much current. I have no hopes of getting anything on my X1 that would be useful. Halo 5 yes - in 2019 possibly.
AC2. AC2 is still a brilliant game though. Halo 3 too.
Not knocking the games - just wouldn't want to go retro.
Look at the first couple years of PS+ and compare to the first 6 months of Games for Gold. Then, put down your phone, slap yourself, and get back in line for your PS4
Great to hear, both services are really stepping it up. And I am glad to see it.
Free kinect games, woo!
Thanks Sony..now drop that pay wall for non gaming activities and then your talking. ..
X Box live is also going to be lot better now, if gaming developers decide to use Microsoft's dedicated servers.
enough with the dedicated servers boasting thats all you guys rave about DEDICATED SERVERS DEDICATED SERVERS DEDICATED SERVERS. WE KNOW! its not like no one has ever offered dedicated servers before, actually it was common on PS3 among Sony Exclusives
The possibility of dedicated servers for all games is huge bro..
Great news for those of us who are getting Xbox one bring on next Friday.
There goes my HDD!
Better late than never How about you Nintendo? Nexus 7 2013