The Games with Gold program has been running for quite awhile now and Xbox gamers have been seeing a healthy dose of older titles < and some recent titles> land on their lap every month. Up until now you could only get (2) free games on each console and unless you had an Xbox 360 from last gen you could only play the FREE Xbox One games Microsoft was giving you.
Staring in November, Microsoft has officially stated that all Xbox 360 digital games that are released via the Games with Gold promotion will be backward compatible with the Xbox One. This means that X1 owners will now be getting 4 free games a month to play on their nice new Next Gen system!
Backward Compatibility launches on November 12th and while an official list of all the games that will be ready for launch hasn’t been announced you can expect your dashboard to light up with all sorts of new games waiting to be downloaded ( Microsoft has stated that digital titles will simply appear in your game library automatically on November 12th).
Read below for Major Nelsons official word on Novembers Games with Gold.
For the month of November, Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 – as part of the Games with Gold program.
And starting in November all future Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360 will be playable on Xbox One, giving Xbox One owners double the free games to play each month. When Xbox One Backward Compatibility begins rolling out on November 12th, play multiplayer with your friends no matter which console they’re on and enjoy Xbox 360 games with the advanced features of your Xbox One, including Game DVR, Screenshots, and in-home streaming to Windows 10.
On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Pneuma: Breath of Life ($19.99 ERP) for free during the month of November. Knight Squad ($14.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from November 16th to December 15th.
On Xbox 360, starting Sunday, November 1st, DiRT 3 ($24.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through November 15th. Then on November 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Dungeon Siege III ($19.99 ERP) for free through November 30th.
Read more about November Games with Gold titles over at Xbox Wire.
*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.