Microsoft has revealed the free Games For Gold for March. Xbox 360 gamers will get BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider for free, while Xbox One owners will get their hands on Rayman: Legends.
The news went live on the official Xbox website where Microsoft announced what Xbox Live Gold subscribers would be able to get their hands on during March, for free.
As noted on the website...
“It’s definitely clear to us that Xbox Live Gold members love to game, and Games with Gold fuels that passion. To commemorate this huge milestone, Xbox is giving you more of what you love, with twice the free Games in April! Next month, you can look forward to four free games on Xbox 360, and two free games on Xbox One.”
That's right, Microsoft will be handing out four free games in the month of April. I'm just curious what games they could afford to give away for free on the Xbox One? A lot of the titles are still pretty new and it's not like they have a huge cache of indie games to choose from like the PlayStation 4. The free games could likely end up being something like Strike Suit Zero and... whatever else releases between now and April.
The site makes it known that the four free games being issued in April isn't part of an April's Fool joke. If you own an Xbox 360 or Xbox One and are signed up with Xbox Live Gold, you will be rewarded with the goods.
The system works as a complimentary setup to work alongside EA Access, so that gamers get discounted games, early trials and free games. If you're willing to shell out coin each month you'll have a fairly large library games just between the Games For Gold and EA Access.
Xbox 360 gamers definitely get the real highlight here, as Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite are two huge games that are both critical and financial successes, even though sadly Irrational Games folded in under following the release of BioShock Infinite.
The third part of the very popular and well received BioShock franchise featured a dynamic journey into the floating sky city of Columbia. The game had some fairly controversial material that made it a game that was talked about as much for its gameplay as its social and political themes. That's not to mention the whole sci-fi element that left a ton of gamers scratching their heads.
Tomb Raider on the other hand was a return to form for Lara Croft. However, Croft was put in a more serious, dark adventure that saw her adventuring through dangerous territory and elevating her hunting and platforming skills while slowly being molded into the fearless adventurer we've come to recognize throughout the years.
As for Rayman Legends... this game is celebrated by platforming fans no matter what console they own. The game was originally going to be a Wii U exclusive but Ubisoft later delayed the game and then made it a multi-platform title. I'm guessing a lot of Xbox One owners will be happy Ubisoft did so because they're getting the game for free in March.