Xbox’s Games With Gold, the monthly service from Microsoft, offers a lot of potential but never manages to live up to it. Xbox Game Pass ends up taking up all those great games and putting it onto their service, while Games With Gold gets left aside.
Maybe, it’s time to see something good again. Here’s what we know.
As we are in the last week of the month, we will likely see the reveal today, on the last Tuesday.
We can expect to see them at around 4 pm BST today.
We can imagine that Larry Hryb, Xbox’s Major Nelson, is on a tight schedule. Every month, he announces the next batch of Xbox Games With Gold games at the same time. This, of course, helps us work out when to expect to hear more.
The July 2021 Games With Gold games should be revealed in an announcement on July 29th at 08:00 PST / 11:00 EST / 16:00 BST.
Of course, there’s nothing set in stone that Major Nelson has to deliver the news at this time. So, take all of the above with a pinch of salt. They rarely deviate from the internal schedule though, so… It should all go down on the 29th.
Xbox’s Games With Gold titles are always released on a staggered schedule. There’s always two of the four games available to download, but they’re only available to download for free for a limited time. This means you need to be making sure you’re at least adding the new games to your Game Library as soon as you can.
Using last month as an example, we should see one Xbox One game and one Xbox 360 game added to Games With Gold’s free games line up on July 1st. Then, the other two titles should be added mid-month.
To clear things up, check out what we mean below:
This is the real reason why anyone’s here, right? What games are we going to get with July 2021’s Games With Gold line-up? Xbox has to give us something good eventually…
Well, we think July 2021 is the month for that.
Platinum Games’ Vanquish could be the first game we see with July 2021’s Games With Gold. We also think that Left 4 Dead could be making an appearance, following the additional content popping up on Zombie Army 4: Dead War earlier in the month. The demand for more Left 4 Dead content is there, right?
As for Xbox One games, we’ve got a couple of great titles in mind…
click to enlarge AN UNDENIABLE W – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice would be a great free game
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from FromSoftware could be the “big game” of the month, and what a “big game” it would be. We also think the criminally underrated REAL STEEL arcade game could pop up to balance the books. Xbox’s Games With Gold line-up rarely breaks the $100.00 valuation mark, but July 2021 could be the time for them to do it.