Talking Point: Will Microsoft Replace Xbox 360 Games With Gold?

Well, there it is. Xbox has just announced the final Games With Gold selection that'll feature Xbox 360 titles (and seemingly original Xbox titles as well), as the company recently announced that it was ditching the 'classics' part of the program. It's been a long, and at times less-than-thrilling ride we have to admit, which is ironic considering original Xbox title Thrillville is one of the very last classic GWG offerings.

Having said that, we've received some amazing Xbox 360 titles over the years for absolutely no extra cost considering most of us subscribe to Xbox Live Gold in some fashion. 360 titles have always been free to keep as well, meaning that if your sub lapses you still get to keep those classic games tied to your account.

That fact alone means this particular part of the service has been incredible value since its introduction in 2013, even if the last few years worth of games have dropped off a little bit in quality. This got us thinking, will Microsoft offer up something new to replace Xbox 360 Games with Gold?

The company has said that, for now at least, the program will continue with just Xbox One titles. If that's the case long term, Xbox Live Gold will become a lot less valuable from October 2022 and beyond. Here's Xbox's official statement on the end of Xbox 360 GWG:

"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."

Of course, much of the focus is on Xbox Game Pass now, and to be honest, we wouldn't moan too much if Xbox decided to introduce more GPU perks as a way to make up for the lack of original Xbox and Xbox 360 Games With Gold titles. Maybe Gold will be ditched altogether like previously rumoured? We'll just have to wait and see what happens next.

But, what do you think? Will Xbox give us something new to replace 360 GWG? Vote in the poll and let us know!

Will Xbox Replace 360 Games With Gold?