Microsoft has unveiled the lineup of free games for July 2023 as part of its Xbox Live Games with Gold. Subscribers can look forward to two exciting titles for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, offering unique gaming experiences across different genres. Additionally, Microsoft has made changes to its Games with Gold program, discontinuing the inclusion of Xbox 360 titles. Let’s dive into the details of July’s Games with Gold offerings and the recent updates from Microsoft.
Darkwood – From July 1st to July 31st, subscribers can claim Darkwood, a challenging survival horror game that deviates from traditional jump scares
Roam by day, survive the night. Darkwood is a different type of survival horror game that builds tension through slow-burn atmosphere without relying on jump scares. While the sun is out, explore an open world of the corrupted woods to scavenge weapons and materials. Once the sun dips, you’ll need to hole up surrounded by whatever traps and barriers you can build and pray you can hide from or fight the creatures that emerge in the dark. Good luck making it through the night with your body and mind intact.
When the Past was Around – an adventure point-and-click puzzle game exploring themes of love, moving on, and the bittersweet nature of life.
As of October 2022, Xbox 360 titles are no longer included in the Games with Gold program. Microsoft explained that this decision was made due to licensing and technical constraints. While Xbox Live Games with Gold continues to provide free games for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, the focus has shifted to these newer console generations.