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Games With Gold to Improve?

Mar 10, 2014

Games With Gold (GwG) has been a little under the gun ever since Microsoft introduced the program for their Xbox 360 console. It appeared to be an answer to Sony's Playstation Plus (PS Plus), which offers subscribers free games each month and in many ways it is but there are a couple things that differentiate the two.

Free Games with Xbox Live GoldFree Games with Xbox Live GoldCourtesy of Microsoft

Xbox fans all over have raised questions as to why Xbox Live's Games With Gold freebies are often, much older releases than what Sony is offering and less frequent. Microsoft Game Studios vice president, Phil Spencer, has given a little insight into the matter and says Games With Gold will become "more true" to gamers expectations in the future, reports Polygon.

Spencer reminds gamers of a big difference between Games With Gold and Sony's PS Plus. "One of our issues with Games with Gold - not 'issues,' but differences between the other system we get compared to, is the fact that with Games with Gold, you get to keep that game, regardless of whether you continue to subscribe".

Unlike PS Plus, where once your subscription ends, so does access to your so-called free games.

Phil Spencer is actually a really cool guyPhil Spencer is actually a really cool guyCourtesy of Microsoft

While GwG isn't Spencer's department, he goes on to say, "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,"

If you haven't seen them yet, the free Games With Gold for the month of March are:

Sid Meier's Civilzation Revolution (available March 1 - 16)
Dungeon Defenders (available March 16 - 31)

Cid Meier Civilization Revolution is free this MarchCid Meier Civilization Revolution is free this MarchCourtesy of Microsoft

Now we just wait and see what Microsoft brings to their loyal Xbox fans in the future. Will see titles as recent as 2013 Game Of The Year Nominees?

There is still no word official word on Games With Gold coming to Xbox One, but there has definitely been hints that a similar service will be made available down the line.

Have Your Say!

Are you an Xbox Live Gold member? Have you been downloading the free games every month? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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