Microsoft is planning to take away Xbox 360 video games from its month-to-month Video games with Gold provide in October. The software program maker has began emailing Xbox Dwell Gold subscribers to warn them of the change, noting that the corporate has “reached the restrict of our capability to convey Xbox 360 video games to {the catalogue}.”

Video games with Gold is a month-to-month profit for subscribers of Xbox Dwell Gold and Xbox Sport Go Final. Microsoft hand picks free video games every month, and all Xbox 360 titles are playable on the most recent Xbox Sequence X / S consoles and Xbox One.

Microsoft’s Xbox backward compatibility program briefly returned with 76 new video games final yr, however the firm made it clear it had “reached the restrict of our capability to convey new video games to the catalog from the previous as a consequence of licensing, authorized and technical constraints.” That may clarify why it has now reached the restrict on new Xbox 360 titles for Video games with Gold.

For those who’ve already downloaded or redeemed Xbox 360 video games by way of Video games with Gold, this transformation gained’t impression these titles. This simply means beginning October 1st, Microsoft gained’t be including any further Xbox 360 titles to the Video games with Gold providing.

Whereas Xbox Sport Go has turn out to be the must-have subscription for Xbox homeowners, Xbox Dwell Gold continues to be extremely widespread. Microsoft tried to double the price of a yearly subscription to the service final yr, however after a backlash the corporate reversed course and even eliminated the Xbox Dwell Gold requirement for free-to-play video games.

Xbox Dwell Gold additionally supplies month-to-month reductions for the Microsoft Retailer, however a lot of the subscription’s core options at the moment are free to all fashionable Xbox homeowners. You’ll nonetheless want an Xbox Dwell Gold subscription for an Xbox 360, although. As for the way forward for Xbox Dwell Gold, Microsoft began shifting away from the Xbox Dwell branding final yr, because it now refers back to the set of software program and providers as Xbox community.

Right here’s the complete electronic mail from Microsoft to Xbox Dwell Gold subscribers:

From 1 October 2022, the month-to-month video games offered to Xbox Sport Go Final and Xbox Dwell Gold members by way of Video games with Gold will now not embrace Xbox 360 titles.

We have now reached the restrict of our capability to convey Xbox 360 video games to {the catalogue}; nonetheless, Video games with Gold will proceed to incorporate thrilling Xbox One titles and unique financial savings every month.

This is not going to impression any Xbox 360 video games that you simply downloaded earlier than October 2022. Any Xbox 360 titles that you simply redeem by way of Video games with Gold earlier than that point are yours to maintain in your Xbox account, no matter whether or not you proceed your subscription.

Thanks for being a loyal member.

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