Games With Gold is preparing to phase Xbox 360 games out

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft has made the decision to begin phasing Xbox 360 games out of its Games With Gold program. As such, the monthly free offerings will shift to focusing on Xbox One games alone; at least until Xbox Series games become more common and are eventually made part of things.

You won’t see Xbox 360 titles disappear from Games With Gold until October, but Microsoft has sent an advance heads-up to subscribers.

“Beginning October 1, 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. We have reached the limit of our ability to bring Xbox 360 games to the catalog; however, Games with Gold will continue to include exciting 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. Team Xbox“

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given that the Xbox 360 was two generations ago now. That said, it was a phenomenal console with a great library of games, many of which have been given out as part of Games With Gold.