Exciting news for Xbox Live Gold members, starting in November all future Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360 will be playable on Xbox One, giving Xbox One owners double the free games to play each month. When Xbox One Backward Compatibility launches on November 12, play multiplayer with your friends no matter which console they’re on and enjoy Xbox 360 games with the advanced features of your Xbox One, including Game DVR, Screenshots, and in-home streaming to Windows 10.
Xbox One owners can download their free Xbox 360 Games with Gold from Xbox.com/GameswithGold or from their Xbox 360 console. The games will automatically show up in the “Ready to Install” section of “My games & apps”.
Holiday surprises are coming early in November with a great line up on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Xbox One Gold members get the first-person adventure game Pneuma: Breath of Life and the multiplayer swords-and-silliness action game Knight Squad. On Xbox 360, two fantastic titles, DiRT 3 and Dungeon Siege III, round out the Games with Gold offering – and both will be playable on Xbox One when Backward Compatibility begins rolling out on November 12.
As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program.
* Pneuma: Breath of Life ($19.99 ERP): Available from November 1-30 on Xbox One
* Knight Squad ($14.99 ERP): Available from November 16-December 15 on Xbox One
* DiRT 3 ($24.99 ERP): Available from November 1-15, 2015 on Xbox 360.
* Dungeon Siege III ($19.99 ERP): Available from November 16-30 on Xbox 360
Pneuma: Breath of Life is an intricately designed adventure/puzzle title that challenges players to delve into the mystery of consciousness and discover the power of one’s own decisions. Beautifully rendered – yet utterly sparse – environments convey a sense of lonely wonderment, while a minimalistic soundtrack helps set the stage for exploration and discovery. This is an utterly solitary game, but one that will leave you thinking, questioning, and wondering long after it’s over.
On the other end of the spectrum, Games with Gold is spotlighting Knight Squad, an action-filled, medieval-themed multiplayer party game with one goal in mind: Kick as much enemy butt as possible. You pick your representative knight, then face off against up to seven other players in a series of top-down, bird’s-eye-view arenas, in several different game modes – including deathmatch and a modified “soccer” mode, where you have to kill the other team to get to their goal. Part Bomberman, part Castle Crashers, Knight Squad is nonstop thrills for a party weekend.
For Xbox 360 (and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility), Games with Gold starts off November with Codemasters’ critically acclaimed DiRT 3. Competing in iconic rally cars across three continents, players can race through snow, rain and dirt and experience dramatic night races with thrilling rally driving or express themselves in the Gymkhana mode, inspired by Ken Block’s incredible freestyle driving event.
Play it on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. “It’s great that players can now continue their DiRT 3 career via Xbox One Backward Compatibility” said Jonathan Bunney, VP Publishing, Codemasters “DiRT is a much-loved series with thousands of fans worldwide and now Xbox One owners can relive the behind-the-wheel thrills that DiRT 3 delivers”
Finally, also coming to Xbox 360 is the action-role-playing game Dungeon Siege III. Players can choose from one of four characters, each with unique abilities, to embark on an epic adventure through a medieval land filled to the brim with dangerous monsters and fabulous treasures. Up to four characters can join the party at once, and while the A.I. will control these for you, Dungeon Siege III notably features full drop-in, drop-out online co-op play, so a friend can join you for the many twisting and turning levels. And, true to the series’ roots, there are no loading screens – the entire adventure unfolds across a single, seamless world.
So, it’s really time to celebrate in November! Check out the full details on our Games with Gold program, and make sure you get in on the action while you can!
* Titles are available as free downloads for a limited time, for qualifying paid Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability. For backward compatibility, Xbox Live and broadband internet required for initial download of game to console. Online multiplayer and some features of Game DVR requires Xbox Live Gold subscription (sold separately). Stream to one device at a time; streaming with multiplayer from Xbox One requires home network connection and Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately). See Major Nelson’s blog for additional details.