Today the end of an era has been confirmed. Certainly it is something that had to happen one day, no matter how sad it makes us. you already know that Microsoft is giving away two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games every month with Games with Gold (here are the titles of July 2022).
This has been true since the days of Xbox One. The good news was that Xbox 360 titles they were available forever in our account, without any time limitation.
Microsoft has announced that starting next October it will stop including Xbox 360 games in Games with Gold. This means that September 2022 will be the last month with representation of the old Microsoft console.
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What will happen to the Xbox 360 games we already own? Absolutely nothing. All titles you download before October 2022 will remain in your accountas well as those you have already redeemed to date.
However, Games with Gold October 2022 will NOT include Xbox 360 games, and so on. microsoft will replace them with two Xbox One gamesmaking a total of four.
”Starting October 1, 2022, monthly games provided to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members through Games with Gold will no longer include Xbox 360 titles” Microsoft confirmed in a statement.
Why have they made this decision? in the statement they explain that they have reached the top. In other words, they have already offered all currently licensed Xbox 360 games with Games with Gold.
These words remind us of the backward compatible case. Microsoft confirmed a few months ago that it will no longer adapt more Xbox and Xbox 360 games to One and Series X|S, due to rights issues.
A sad news but that, inevitably, had to happen one day. Sony removed PS3 and PS Vita titles years ago of free monthly PS Plus games, adopting the model with PS4 and PS5 games.
It is to be expected that in the future Microsoft will give away two Series X|S games and two Xbox One games, or they could even return to include classics from the first Xbox in each batch. Starting next October 1, 2022Xbox 360 games will leave Games with Gold forever.