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Xbox Games With Gold to No Longer Include Xbox 360 Titles Starting in October

Xbox Games With Gold to No Longer Include Xbox 360 Titles Starting in October - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 July 2022 / 3,603 Views

Xbox has been sending out emails to Xbox Live Gold members saying Xbox Games with Gold will no longer include Xbox 360 titles starting in October.

"From 1 October 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," reads the email.

"We have reached the limit of our ability to bring Xbox 360 games to the catalogue; however, Games with Gold will continue to include 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."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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15 Comments
VAMatt (on 05 July 2022)

I think it might be time to make basic online play with chat free, then just put all of the other XBL Gold stuff into Gamepass.

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VAMatt (on 05 July 2022)

They've been scraping the bottom of the barrel for years now. I haven't downloaded a single GwG in probably two years. As far as I'm concerned, they can scrap the whole thing and do something better with the resources

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Pemalite VAMatt (on 05 July 2022)

I download every title, every month... My Xbox 360 is sitting in the games room full of digital copies of games.

Still a few more titles I would have liked to have seen like: Dragon Age: Inquisition/Mass Effect/Fable 3... One of the gazillion Call of Duty's or Battlefield titles even.

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Signalstar (on 05 July 2022)

So will they add Xbox Series games now???

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Tridrakious (on 06 July 2022)

The fact that they leave out saying Series games will begin being added, makes me think Gold is it it's twilight.

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AkimboCurly (on 06 July 2022)

I'm only sad because the Xbox 360 games with gold tend to be way better than the Xbox One games they offer.

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SecondWar (on 06 July 2022)

Cool that you'll now be able to access to X360 GwG games even after your subscription expires. I wonder if that will apply to currently lapsed subscribers.
Overall, to be expected with the 360 having been discontinued for nearly a decade now.

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Azzanation (on 05 July 2022)

Interesting to see if they replace them with X1/XS games or just removed all together

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Sogreblute (on 05 July 2022)

To be honest I'm shocked they continued this long to provide games to Xbox 360 owners (yes I know for the past few years all 360 games on GWG can be played on the newer Xbox consoles). Also, a HUGE benefit for claiming these games is you ACTUALLY keep them. No subscription required to play those games after you claim them.

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scrapking Sogreblute (on 11 July 2022)

Good point, that is an interesting difference between Games With Gold titles for the 360 vs. the Xbox One, I'd forgotten about that. Perhaps this is a first step to sunsetting the service? Though I continue to get Games With Gold titles that I enjoy from time to time, I must admit, so I don't hate on them like some do.

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SurprisedPika (on 05 July 2022)

lets face it most people dont play these games unless its a amazing gem or nostalgia even then most do not play these old games

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SanAndreasX SurprisedPika (on 05 July 2022)

The only 360 game I particularly wanted to revisit was Tales of Vesperia, and I have a better version of that on Switch.

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Tridrakious SurprisedPika (on 06 July 2022)

I absolutely do play these games.

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drpepperdude100 Tridrakious (on 12 July 2022)

The 360 games are the only ones I even liked being in the subscription because we actually own them after the subscription ends.

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SonicWariatPOL (on 05 July 2022)

No sadness here (as a Xbox 360 owner).

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