Xbox One Gets Games with Gold in June, Subscription Dropped for Entertainment Apps
The company is also dropping Kinect and cutting the price
The team at Microsoft in charge of the Xbox line of video game hardware announces that in order to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Games with Gold initiative, it will be making it available on the Xbox One.The official announcement from the company states that, "We’re pleased to bring Games with Gold to Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One in June. Members will have subscription-based access to free games ranging from top hits to breaking indie stars. The program will launch on Xbox One with 'Max: The Curse of Brotherhood' and 'Halo: Spartan Assault'."
At the same time, those who are running Games with Gold on the Xbox 360 will get access to Dark Souls, Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.
Gamers will be able to use just one subscription to Xbox Live Gold to access content for the program on both Microsoft devices and the company says that it has big plans for it in the future.
A range of new video game deals will also be introduced on the Xbox One in June, with the first offers set to include Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome and a surprise entry.
The savings offered can reach 75 percent and Microsoft adds that a special Very Important Person room exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members will be created, which will feature special monthly deals, free games and other great content.
Microsoft adds, "Coming in June, anyone with an Xbox will be able to access popular entertainment experiences – whether or not you have an Xbox Live Gold membership. This includes great gaming apps like Machinima, Twitch and Upload, popular video services like Netflix, Univision Deportes, GoPro, Red Bull TV and HBO GO, sports experiences like the NFL app for Xbox One, MLB.TV, NBA Game Time, NHL Game Center and more."
The announcements are designed to make the Xbox One a more appealing device for players who are interested in video games or in entertainment content.
Microsoft has previously announced that it was also set to launch a Kinect-less version of the next-gen console starting in early June, which will be offered for the price of 399 dollars or Euro.
The move is designed to make the device more interesting and to boost sales that have been lagging behind those of the rival PlayStation 4 platform from Sony since late 2013.