Microsoft is following in the footsteps of EA by launching their very own subscription service for games on the Xbox One. Called the Xbox Game Pass, it will cost subscribers $9.99/£7.99 a month and offer a selection of around 100 games for download.
Microsoft’s Major Nelson has revealed the four games that will be available for Xbox Live Gold members in February through the Games With Gold program. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime and Monkey Island 2: SE will be ready to download from the beginning of the month, while Project Cars and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be available from February 16. As is usual, the Xbox 360 games will also be compatible with the Xbox One.
As is ordinary for this time of the month, Microsoft’s Major Nelson has revealed what the free games will be for Xbox gamers with the Games With Gold program. All of the titles will be available throughout the month of May and three of the four are actually sequels.
According to ARS Technica Microsoft are set to remove the Xbox Live Gold requirement for entertainment apps. Currently users must have paid account in order to access apps like Netflix, YouTube and Hulu. However, multiple sources have confirmed to the site that this will no longer be the case, allowing those with free accounts access.
Nintendo today confirmed Zelda: Skyward Sword is going gold, but not in the way companies usually mean. Rather than announcing the completion of the game’s development, Nintendo was revealing a limited edition bundle for the game that will include a gold-colored Wii Remote Plus.