My bigger concern would be how games are made to cater to such a service. Take Sea Of Thieves for example...a baron empty game with small content updates meant to keep people subscribed month after month. It is a terrible way to make a game. Maybe the way it was made had nothing to do with the service, but I doubt that.
Looking forward to Livelock. I’m apparently in the minority but I prefer newer, solid Indies over big, older games...only because if I had interest in those bigger older games, I probably would’ve picked them up on sale before they came to gold.
That Cactus game ended up being my most played Gold game in at least a year.
Welcome to a new Games with Gold reveal for Xbox One and Xbox 360! In October on Xbox One, battle it out in the kitchen in Overcooked!, then defeat the forces of evil in Victor Vran. On Xbox 360 and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, create movie magic in Stuntman: Ignition, and take out your targets in Hitman: Blood Money.
All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer service, free games, and exclusive member discounts on games in the Microsoft Store — get Xbox Live Gold today to get in on the action!
Overcooked! ($16.99 ERP): Available October 1 to 31 on Xbox One
Victor Vran ($19.99 ERP): Available October 16 to November 15 on Xbox One
Get ready for some chaotic fun with Overcooked!. Join up to four of your friends as you and your fellow chefs prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty dishes, all before your baying customers storm out. With a bevy of kitchens across outlandish locations, the “steaks” are high as you test your culinary skills to the limit. Victor Vran
Join the fight against evil as Victor Vran, hunter of demons. Join friends in co-op or go it alone as you forge your hero on a quest to liberate the cursed city of Zagoravia. Powerful weapons, wicked demon powers, and the ability to modify your demon slaying abilities make Victor Vran an instant classic. Stuntman: Ignition
Plunge into the role of a Hollywood stunt driver in Stuntman: Ignition. Master the most death-defying vehicle-based stunts ever put to film and rise to stardom to unlock big-budget blockbusters and lucrative commercial deals. Hit the pedal to the metal and create movie magic! Hitman: Blood Money
Put on your suit and step back into the shoes of the professional hitman, Agent 47, in Hitman: Blood Money. Precise planning and flawless execution are needed to complete your contracts on the rich and powerful and overthrow the rival agency threatening your very existence. Read more about our Games with Gold program here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire for all the latest news on Xbox. Also, check out more than 100 great games in Xbox Game Pass included in its monthly membership that you can try free for 14 days.