Xbox One Games With Gold Will Respond to “Feedback”

Microsoft will aim to please with the Xbox One version of Games With Gold.

That, at least, was the sentiment from Phil Spencer, the recently appointed head of Xbox, while speaking in an interview during GDC. According to Spencer, plans are moving forward to bring the program to Xbox One. While Spencer wasn’t able to share any specifics as to what current plans might include, he stated that Microsoft understands what gamers are looking for and that it will aim to meet its customers desires the best that it can.

“The Games With Gold program on Xbox 360 has been successful for us,” said Spencer. “It’s been part of the value people see in [Xbox Live] Gold, something we recognize that isn’t on Xbox One that isn’t there today. We haven’t announced a plan, but people should understand that we understand the expectation that people have around what the value on Xbox One Gold should be. It might not look exactly the way things have looked in the past, but the recognition that that form of content and that perk for being a Gold subscriber is important to people, something we definitely hear.”

Despite these assurances, Spencer said that the Xbox One iteration of Games With Gold still may not deliver on every little thing that subscribers are looking for. “I think we’ve tried to respond to the feedback that we’ve received,” he said. “We can’t always do exactly what people want for many different reasons, but we try to be open in terms of what we’re thinking about.”

Games With Gold is, of course, the Xbox program where Xbox Live Gold subscribers receive a monthly selection of free games. April’s selection should be announced at least within the next few days.

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4 Comments on Xbox One Games With Gold Will Respond to “Feedback”


On March 31, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Is this something for all those suckers who have been paying an extra 60 bucks a year just to connect to the internet? So Xbox Live is actually becoming a product instead of just a tax?


On March 31, 2014 at 3:08 pm

it has always been a product


On March 31, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Hmm… well, the last time I had an Xbox and used Xbox Live was back when there was no gold/silver/whatever, and it was just to connect to the internet. IIRC, each game dealt with its own in-game Xbox Live community.


On April 1, 2014 at 7:07 am

Xbox Live has always had gold/silver tiers on consoles. I was a beta tester and have been a part of the program since it was in beta.