Xbox Live Gold members to get free games on Xbox One in 2014

Microsoft's "Games with Gold" program for Xbox 360 owners will be extended to the Xbox One sometime in 2014. The company announced the news today via the the Twitter feed of Larry Hryb, Xbox Live director of programming.

Hryb didn't offer any more details on how the Xbox One version would work, but more information would be revealed sometime later next year. Microsoft started the "Games for Gold" program for Xbox 360 owners earlier this summer, allowing paid Xbox Live Gold subscribers to access two selected downloadable games for free. Each game could be downloaded for zero dollars for around two weeks before reverting back to a paid game.

While the program was supposed to stop at the end of 2013, Microsoft recently decided to extend "Games for Gold" for the Xbox 360 indefinitely. Currently, the free game is "A World of Keflings," the city building-fantasy title. On Nov. 16, the free game will be "Iron Brigade," a tower defense title that takes place in an alternate World War I.

As we reported earlier this week, Sony will allow paid PlayStation Plus owners to download and play two of the PlayStation 4 launch titles for free, "Resogun" and "Contrast."

Source: Larry Hryb on Twitter

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