- Games with Gold for August 2021 brings new free titles for Xbox Game Pass and Live Gold subscribers.
- The list includes Darksiders III, Yooka-Laylee, Lost Planet 3, and Garou: Mark of the Wolves.
Microsoft has revealed the next four games that Xbox Game Pass and Live Gold members will get through in August 2021 via the Games with Gold program. During this month, the company is making available $129.97 worth of games, including Darksiders III and Yooka-Laylee. Also, through Backwards Compatibility, you will be able to play Lost Planet 3 and Garou: Mark of the Wolves.
On Xbox One and Xbox Series X (and Series S), throughout August 2021, subscribers will get Darksiders III ($59.99 ERP). And from August 16 through September 15, Yooka-Laylee ($39.99 ERP) will be available at no extra cost.
You can also see the June 2021 games here.
Xbox Live Gold vs. Game Pass Ultimate
An Xbox Live Gold membership gives you exclusive access to free games through the “Games with Gold” program every month. Also, the subscription gives you full access to online gaming and game discounts. If you are not a subscriber, you can always find good deals at the Microsoft Store.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a monthly subscription service that includes the same benefits as the Xbox Live Gold membership. However, you also get unlimited access to download and play over 100 high-quality games on your Xbox One or gaming PC. You can join the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate following this link.
Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S
Xbox Series X is the next-generation console from Microsoft that features AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures and 16GB of memory, offering 12 teraflops of processing power, allowing up to 4K resolution and up to 120fps gameplay. The Series X costs $499.99, and you can order it now at the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft also offers the smaller Xbox Series S alongside the Xbox Series X, a slightly less powerful version of the console targeted at 1080p and 1440p gaming. However, it plays next generations games, and it only costs $299.99. The console is available now, and you can order it at the Microsoft Store. If you cannot decide which one you should buy, this guide will help you determine the best console for you.
Since Microsoft has now shifted to the next generation of game consoles, it has already discontinued the Xbox One X and Xbox One All-Digital edition production. Production of the Xbox One S will continue, and you can order it from the Microsoft Store.