Apparently, both Sony and Microsoft are planning on going all in on the tug of war in the next generation. Microsoft’s next hit to score a plus one on this is that the lucrative Games with Gold promotion will be available on Xbox One as well.
Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hyrb aka Major Nelson took to Twitter for the official announcement today, and what timing did he pick to do so; exactly, 12 hours before Sony launches PlayStation 4.
Great news: Access to free games each month is coming for Xbox Live Gold members on #XboxOne – Details coming later in 2014
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) November 14, 2013
Although his post didn’t specifically use the term Games with Gold; the offer is actually the same; you get free games monthly if you are an Xbox Live Gold member. The reason for not offering the same promotion on Xbox One right away could be the lack of games that will be available on the console.
In any case, it’s good to know competition is helping consumers win the next generation.