Xbox Gold subscription subscribers will soon be on the losing end, as Xbox 360 games will soon no longer be offered as part of the service.
While Xbox has always been a household name, they’ve become more popular in recent years thanks to Game Pass. So much so that even PlayStation Plus has introduced new Game Pass-like tiers.
But before Game Pass, it was Games with Gold. These were games offered to subscribers similar to PlayStation Plus’s free monthly games.
However, it looks like subscribers who are only on Xbox’s Gold Membership will soon start losing out, as Xbox 360 games will no longer be available.
Xbox 360 games will not be offered with Xbox Games with Gold later this year
An email apparently from Xbox was recently sent to Xbox Gold and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. The official email informs players that they are no longer including Xbox 360 games in Games with Gold.
The email, shared by Wario64, is in Dutch. But when translating the text, it reads “Starting October 1, 2022, monthly games through Games with Gold [will no longer] no longer offer Xbox 360 games.
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The removal of Xbox 360 games from Games with Gold appears to be due to Xbox “reaching its limit”. We assume this is due to the discontinuation of Xbox’s backward compatibility program. This probably means they have no more games to offer.
However, those who downloaded Xbox 360 games before October 2022 will be free to redownload the games they received. And, without subscription too.
Xbox confirms that Games with Gold will still offer Xbox One games for the future, along with exclusive savings.
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But don’t let the removal of Xbox 360 games get you down, because there are plenty of amazing games on Xbox Series consoles that you need to play!
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