Microsoft will reveal its full plans for Games with Gold October 2020 this week, confirming the four new Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles that will be added to the list.
We don’t have a precise date for when this will happen but we do know it will need to be revealed before Thursday, October 1, 2020.
So expect the exciting Xbox Live Gold news to drop sometime over the coming days.
So far, no leaks have surfaced suggesting what might be hitting Games with Gold next.
September’s Games with Gold lineup included Tom Clancy’s The Division, The Book of Unwritten Rules 2, de Blob 2, and Armed and Dangerous.
The Division and Armed and Dangerous will be replaced at the end of the month with new games, while Unwritten Rules 2 will be available until October 16.
Microsoft has had a hard time matching the quality of Sony’s PS Plus this year, and with so many Xbox games to choose from, it’s hard to say what might be chosen next.
Something worth noting for the coming months is that Microsoft recently bought ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks.
This means that Microsoft, could if they wanted to, add some massive Bethesda games to Games with Gold, starting in October.
A message from Microsoft adds: “As one of the largest, most critically acclaimed, privately held game developers and publishers in the world, Bethesda is an incredibly talented group of 2,300 people worldwide who make up some of the most accomplished creative studios in our industry across Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios.
“These are the teams responsible for franchises like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, DOOM, Dishonored, Prey, Quake, Starfield and many more.
“We will be adding Bethesda’s iconic franchises to Xbox Game Pass for console and PC. One of the things that has me most excited is seeing the roadmap with Bethesda’s future games, some announced and many unannounced, to Xbox console and PC including Starfield, the highly anticipated, new space epic currently in development by Bethesda Game Studios.”
It’s unclear if any games from the company will make it onto Games with Gold, or if they’re being reserved just for the Game Pass.
Until we find out more about Games with Gold in October, here are some of the free game trials you can pick up and play this weekend, including:
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
A post-cataclysmic event has taken place and it is your job to lead an elite team of agents into Washington D.C. to restore order and prevent the collapse of the city.
Align with friends in online co-op or against others in competitive PvP as you fight to save a country on the brink of collapse. In this dynamic, open, and hostile world, exploration and player progression will be essential.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, join ranks with four of your friends against the forces of Chaos and Skaven.
Vermintide 2 expands the first-person combat with 15 unique careers, intense challenges in the all-new Heroic Deeds System, and breathtaking new levels set around Helmgart. And make sure to check out the great deals available for this title and the Ultimate Edition in the Microsoft store.
Go chocks away and take flight, where completing the objective is just as important as keeping your crew alive. Managing your fuel and ammo supply, customizing your physics-based Bomber, and handling your plane in an immersive flight simulation are all part of this strategic WWII bombing sim experience.
Danger comes from every angle, whether from enemy fighters, flak guns, or poor weather, so be sure to prepare your crew and come back victorious.
Preorder the anticipated sequel, Space Crew, on September 24th and you’ll get Bomber Crew included for free!