In case you didn't already know, Microsoft's Games With Gold offer rewards Xbox LIVE Gold members with two free titles to download on their Xbox 360. This month's titles are Dust: An Elysian Tail
until May 15th, followed by Saints Row: The Third
from May 16th until May 31st. Starting next month, Microsoft will be offering Xbox One titles as part of the Games With Gold offer too.
During June, Xbox One Gold LIVE members will be able to download Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Xbox One)
and Halo: Spartan Assault (Xbox One)
. The one thing that you will need to bear in mind is that you will need to have an active Gold membership to be able to play your free games. If you let your Gold membership lapse, you will not be able to play those free games until you re-purchase your Gold. You must also download the titles during the promotional window, so those who are planning on getting an Xbox One at a later date are unlikely to be able to trigger the free games on Xbox.com ready for when they buy the console at a later date.
Of course, Gold members will be able to download the free games on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Games With Gold is reaching its first anniversary next month on the Xbox 360 and, to celebrate this fact, Microsoft is putting up three free games for Xbox 360 players next month. June's confirmed titles are Dark Souls
, Charlie Murder
and the bonus title Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
Microsoft is also rebranding their Deal of the Week promotion. Starting this week, the promotion will now be known as Deals With Gold. You can check out this week's deals here
. While the Xbox 360 deals will continue to be available in the future, Microsoft is launching Deals With Gold on the Xbox One in June. The deals will include "significant savings of up to 50 – 75 percent off certain titles", and some of those first titles will be Forza Motorsport 5
and Ryse: Son of Rome
Finally, Xbox One players will soon be able to enter into a virtual VIP room that is exclusive to Xbox LIVE Gold members. In this room will feature free games and monthly deals (presumably the Games With Gold and Deals With Gold), as well as "other great benefits". Although a date for this wasn't confirmed, we're assuming that it starts in June with the other offers.
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