Free XBL Gold sub games not a permanent thing?

#1 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2484 posts) -

I was looking on xbox.com, reading through some stuff, and noticed something. At their conference, it sounded like they were kind of throwing in against the free games that come with PSN Plus, but it clearly says on their site:

"As a gesture of thanks to the millions of Xbox fans around the world for their passion and loyalty, Xbox announced that every Xbox Live Gold subscriber will receive two free Xbox 360 games per month until the release of Xbox One"

So it would seem to indicate this is not a permanent feature, but just something leading up to the new console release. I'll have to go back and watch that part of the conference, but I don't think that was made clear at the time.

#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

I was looking on xbox.com, reading through some stuff, and noticed something. At their conference, it sounded like they were kind of throwing in against the free games that come with PSN Plus, but it clearly says on their site:

"As a gesture of thanks to the millions of Xbox fans around the world for their passion and loyalty, Xbox announced that every Xbox Live Gold subscriber will receive two free Xbox 360 games per month until the release of Xbox One"

So it would seem to indicate this is not a permanent feature, but just something leading up to the new console release. I'll have to go back and watch that part of the conference, but I don't think that was made clear at the time.

I do not think they can take back the game.

#3 Posted by neoepoch (1293 posts) -

No it is two free games per month, until the Xbox 1 launches. Then they won't be giving free games anymore. You still keep the free games they gave.

#4 Posted by rebgav (1429 posts) -

They did say exactly that on stage.

#5 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2484 posts) -

@rebgav said:

They did say exactly that on stage.

Ah ok, must have missed it, was at work at the time, so I was getting pulled in a few directions while I was trying to watch.

That's a bummer tho, would be something that adds to XBL Gold.

#6 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@rebgav said:

They did say exactly that on stage.

Ah ok, must have missed it, was at work at the time, so I was getting pulled in a few directions while I was trying to watch.

That's a bummer tho, would be something that adds to XBL Gold.

When will Ass 2 and Halo 3 come out?

#7 Edited by joshwent (2041 posts) -

@rebgav said:

They did say exactly that on stage.

Yep. Enjoy these 5 months. As of now, that is it.

Just another way that they are either horrible at communication (I hope), or just really damn shady.

Also, Red Green! He'd figure out a way around crappy DRM... with the power of Duct Tape.

#8 Posted by neoepoch (1293 posts) -

@rebgav said:

They did say exactly that on stage.

Are you sure that is what they meant? I thought it meant 2 games every month up until the launch of the X1.

#9 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2484 posts) -

@krakn3dfx said:

@rebgav said:

They did say exactly that on stage.

Ah ok, must have missed it, was at work at the time, so I was getting pulled in a few directions while I was trying to watch.

That's a bummer tho, would be something that adds to XBL Gold.

When will Ass 2 and Halo 3 come out?

2009 and 2007, respectively.

Seriously, I dunno tho.

#10 Edited by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

@krakn3dfx said:

@rebgav said:

They did say exactly that on stage.

Ah ok, must have missed it, was at work at the time, so I was getting pulled in a few directions while I was trying to watch.

That's a bummer tho, would be something that adds to XBL Gold.

When will Ass 2 and Halo 3 come out?

July

#11 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3532 posts) -

I was looking on xbox.com, reading through some stuff, and noticed something. At their conference, it sounded like they were kind of throwing in against the free games that come with PSN Plus, but it clearly says on their site:

"As a gesture of thanks to the millions of Xbox fans around the world for their passion and loyalty, Xbox announced that every Xbox Live Gold subscriber will receive two free Xbox 360 games per month until the release of Xbox One"

So it would seem to indicate this is not a permanent feature, but just something leading up to the new console release. I'll have to go back and watch that part of the conference, but I don't think that was made clear at the time.

I took that to mean that they have plans for two games each month until the release of Xbox One, not that they'll be discontinuing the program after that. They could drop to one a month, or they could go with something every other month, the just don't want to commit to anything right now.

#12 Posted by AgnosticJesus (539 posts) -

I took the 2 free games until the release of the Xbox One meaning that the program would be revised to include the new console in some way like PS+.

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#13 Edited by mlarrabee (2868 posts) -

I figured it was just like PS+ and the game is licensed to you until a certain point. With PS+, it's when your subscription lapses. With XBL, it's when the X-ONE is released.

Neither Sony nor Microsoft is likely to hand people several million dollars in free games, but I'd love to be proven wrong...

#14 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

I figured it was just like PS+ and the game is licensed to you until a certain point. With PS+, it's when your subscription lapses. With XBL, it's when the X-ONE is released.

Neither Sony or Microsoft is likely to hand people several million dollars in free games, but I'd love to be proven wrong...

Should be noted that you regain access to any games your previously got prior to your subscription ending when you resubscribe.

#15 Posted by mlarrabee (2868 posts) -

@devilzrule27: Seriously? Well, gee whiz, I guess PS+ is a better deal than I thought!

#16 Posted by Vinny_Says (5681 posts) -

"free"

#17 Posted by Hunter5024 (5503 posts) -

Has anyone confirmed whether or not cancelling gold will sever your access to them, like PS plus?

#18 Posted by DarthOrange (3801 posts) -

I took the 2 free games until the release of the Xbox One meaning that the program would be revised to include the new console in some way like PS+.

You sure do have a lot of faith Agnostic Jesus.

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