After the announcement of the Kinect-less Xbox One coming out in June for $399, I thought Microsoft was done for the day. Turns out that two more features are coming next month, and Xbox owners couldn’t be happier.
The first, and probably biggest feature, is that entertainment apps will no longer require Gold to access. It has been a long time coming since pretty much every other streaming device does not require a monthly subscription on top of the services’. Now, those who mainly use their Xbox consoles for streaming don’t need to pay extra if they don’t want to.
Second, Games with Gold and Deals with Gold will be launching on the Xbox One next month. The popular deal offered for Gold members will finally be making its way to the Xbox One, and will be starting with Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault. In addition, the Xbox 360 will have three games in June in celebration of the program’s one-year anniversary. Gold members will be able to get free copies of Dark Souls, Charlie Murder, and Super Street Fighter: Arcade Edition.
This announcement is fantastic for fans of Xbox, and it’s great to see Microsof on board with supporting and listening to feedback from the fans. Now, going into E3 season, the Xbox One is finally on a level playing field with the PlayStation 4. Now that the generation is in full swing, we’ll have to see what Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo bring to the table this E3.