Phil Spencer Announces Changes to Xbox & June’s Games with Gold

Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, has announced several new changes to Xbox, which include: Games with Gold coming to Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold no longer being required for accessing entertainment apps, and discounts for Gold members on games.

On the official Xbox News Website, Phil Spencer, the newly appointed head of Xbox, announced that users will no longer be required to have a subscription to  Xbox Live Gold to access entertainment apps on both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. The picture below, shows what is required with Xbox Live Gold and what isn’t.

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On the same post, Phil Spencer also announced that Xbox Live Gold members will also have exclusive deals on certain games. Forza Motorsport 5 and Ryse: Son of Rome will be the first games up on this program which starts in June.

Phil Spencer also confirmed that Games with Gold will be coming to the Xbox One in June. With Max: The Curse of Brotherhood  and Halo: Spartan Assault being the available games on the Xbox One whilst the Xbox 360 will have 3 games available in June for free which are: Dark Souls, Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.

This comes on top of the news that the Microsoft will be selling a Kinect-less Xbox One in June for $399.

My Opinion:

It is good to finally see that Phil Spencer is making some big changes to the Xbox brand, especially with the entertainment apps no longer being behind a paywall. Also, great to see Games with Gold coming to the Xbox One!

Steven Shearer is a new edition to the team. You can follow him on Twitter and IGN.

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