Microsoft plans to remove Xbox 360 from the list of games in October
Microsoft plans to remove Xbox 360 games from its monthly gaming offering with Gold in October, as the software manufacturer began sending an email to Xbox Live Gold subscribers warning them of the change, noting that the company had "maxed out its ability to bring Xbox 360 games to the market." catalog".
Games with Gold is a monthly benefit for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. Microsoft Hand picks free games every month, and all Xbox 360 games can be played on the latest Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles.
Microsoft's Xbox backward compatibility program briefly returned with 76 new games last year, but the company explained that it had "maxed out our ability to bring new games into the catalog from the past due to licensing, legal and technical limitations," that would explain The reason why it has now reached the limit of new Xbox 360 titles for games with gold, according to The Verge technical website.
If you previously downloaded or redeemed Xbox 360 games through Games with Gold, this change will not affect those titles.
It just means that as of October 1, Microsoft won't be adding any additional Xbox 360 games to the Gold Offer.
Although Xbox Game Pass has become the indispensable subscription for Xbox owners, Xbox Live Gold is still very popular.
Microsoft tried to double the cost of an annual subscription to the service last year, but after a backlash, the company reversed course, even scrapping the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free games.
Xbox Live Gold also offers monthly discounts for the Microsoft Store, but most basic subscription features are now free for all modern Xbox owners.
However, you'll still need an Xbox Live Gold subscription for your Xbox 360. For the future of Xbox Live Gold, Microsoft started moving away from the Xbox Live brand last year, now referring to the suite of software and services as the Xbox Network.
Here's the full email from Microsoft to Xbox Live Gold subscribers:
As of October 1, 2022, the monthly games offered to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members via Games with Gold no longer include Xbox 360 titles.
We've maxed out our ability to bring Xbox 360 games into the catalog; However, Games with Gold will continue to include exciting Xbox One titles and exclusive savings every month.
This will not affect any Xbox 360 games you downloaded prior to October 2022. Any Xbox 360 games you redeem through Games with Gold before that time are yours to keep on your Xbox account, regardless of whether or not you continue your subscription.