In October, Microsoft intends to stop providing Xbox 360 titles in its Games with Gold subscription service. With the announcement that it has “reached the limit of our capacity to introduce Xbox 360 titles to the repertoire,” the software developer has begun contacting Xbox Live Gold users to alert them of the change.
Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users receive the monthly perk known as “Games with Gold.” All Xbox 360 games are playable on the most recent Xbox Series X / S consoles as well as Xbox One, and Microsoft handpicks free games each month.
Microsoft announced last year that it had “hit the limit of our capacity to introduce new games to the library from the past owing to licensing, legal and technological restrictions.” However, the program for Xbox backward compatibility only made a brief comeback with 76 new games. That would account for why the number of new Xbox 360 games available through Games with Gold has already been surpassed.
This change will not affect Xbox 360 games that you have previously downloaded or redeemed through Games with Gold. Simply put, this indicates that beginning on October 1st, Microsoft won’t be adding any new Xbox 360 games to the Games with Gold selection.
Although Xbox Game Pass has replaced Xbox Live Gold as the essential subscription for Xbox customers, Xbox Live Gold is still very well-liked. Last year, Microsoft tried to increase the cost of an annual membership, but in response to criticism, the corporation changed its mind and even eliminated the Xbox Live Gold need for free-to-play titles.
Although the majority of Xbox Live Gold’s main services are now free for all current Xbox customers, the membership still offers monthly discounts for the Microsoft Store. For an Xbox 360, you’ll still need an Xbox Live Gold membership. In terms of Xbox Live Gold’s future, Microsoft started eschewing the Xbox Live moniker last year and instead refers to the collection of programs and services as Xbox network.