E3 2019 Xbox briefing

Games with Gold program will no longer offer Xbox 360 games

Starting October 1, Microsoft will no longer offer Xbox 360 titles as part of the Games with Gold program.

  • Microsoft to stop offering Xbox 360 titles through its Games with Gold program.
  • The change will take effect on October 1, 2022.
  • Xbox 360 titles already redeemed won’t be affected.

Microsoft has revealed its plan to remove the Xbox 360 games offering from its Games with Gold program in October 2022. The company has already started emailing Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to inform the new change.

According to the announcement, the company has reached the limit of the Xbox 360 titles that it can offer for free due to licensing, legal and technical constraints.

Of course, this change won’t affect the Xbox 360 games you have been collecting through the program, and you can keep them even if you stop your subscription. You can download the July titles here. The change means that starting October 2022, subscribers won’t be getting any more Xbox 360 titles. However, the company will continue offering Xbox One titles and exclusive monthly savings.

Here’s the email that Microsoft is sending to subscribers:

Beginning October 1, 2022, the monthly games provided to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members via Games with Gold will no longer include Xbox 360 titles.

We have reached the limit of our ability to bring Xbox 360 games to the catalog; however, Games with Gold will continue to include exciting Xbox One titles and exclusive savings each month.

This will not impact any Xbox 360 games that you downloaded before October 2022. Any Xbox 360 titles that you redeem via Games with Gold before that time are yours to keep on your Xbox account, regardless of whether you continue your subscription.

Thank you for being a loyal member.

Team Xbox

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