While it feels like Games with Gold is getting less attention than the Xbox Game Pass, there’s nothing official from Microsoft to say it’s being slowly phased out.
But depending on your tastes, recent months have seemed a little bare of any heavy-hitters, while big-name titles have boosted Xbox Game Pass.
Whatever the current situation, Games with Gold November will be announced in the coming days, and subscribers are hoping for some big free games news.
Not only are they hoping for some top Xbox One titles, but they are also interested to see if Xbox Series X will start to be added to the list.
Sony has already made its own announcement regarding the PlayStation Plus service, with a new PlayStation 5 bonus being released in November.
In November, PlayStation Plus members will receive two PS4 action-adventure games – Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition – dropping on Tuesday, November 3.
But they will also get Bugsnax for PS5 when the console launches, beginning November 12.
A message from Sony adds: “The very first PS5 game to join PlayStation Plus is Young Horses’ ultra-charming, whimsical first-person adventure Bugsnax!
“Play an investigative journalist who has set out to explore Snaktooth Island, home to legendary half-bug half-snack creatures, Bugsnax. Discover, hunt and capture all 100 critters while also tracking down and reuniting the island’s inhabitants.
“Bugsnax (PS5 version) will be available to PlayStation Plus members beginning on Thursday, November 12, until Monday, January 4, 2021.”
The fine print adds that this game will only be available to those PS Plus subscribers who own a PS5, meaning no bonus game for PlayStation 4.
It also has a different release schedule, which will allow gamers to download it until January.
So, it’s unclear at this time if we can expect a new PS5 game every month with PS Plus, or if this will be more sporadic.
While we’re not guaranteed a new PS5 game every month just yet, it’s only fair that Xbox Game With Gold subscribers would want to see something similar with their service.
Even if we only get a bonus game for November’s Xbox Series X launch, it would make a lot of Xbox Live Gold members very happy.
October’s Games with Gold lineup included Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut, Maid of Sker, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy and Costume Quest.
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut and Costume Quest will be replaced at the end of the month with new games, while Maid of Sker will be available until November 15.
Unfortunately for fans, no leaks have surfaced yet suggesting what might be hitting Games with Gold next, meaning we’ll just have to wait and see.
With the month ending very soon, we should hear more about the new free games lineup in the coming days.
No set date has been announced for this reveal, but we would expect it to happen before Saturday, October 31.
Published at Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:12:26 +0000