Phil Spencer: Games with Gold will feel ‘more true’ to what consumers want in the future

Games with Gold, a program that offers two free games a month to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, will become something “more true” to what consumers want from the program, according to Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer.

Speaking during a Q&A session following his SXSW Gaming panel, Spencer responded to the feedback that the games distributed in the program are typically months or even years old — a stark contrast to Sony’s PlayStation Plus program, which delivers a larger quantity of free titles on a monthly basis, many of which are fairly new releases.

The issue, according to Spencer, lies in the fact that the games distributed in the Games with Gold program will always be available to those who download them, even if their Gold subscription lapses.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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