It is set to be a massive month for Sony and Microsoft. Aside from both E3 2014 press conferences from either company, we are also due for new content with regards to the PS Plus June 2014 update and Microsoft’s Xbox Live Games with Gold June 2014 update too.
The interesting thing to note, is that Microsoft has not wasted any time. The company has already given Xbox 360 users a full heads-up on what to expect and for the first time, Games with Gold for Xbox One is going live in June as well.
Xbox One owners will receive two free games in June, these being Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault. There will also be discounts available to Ryse: Son of Rome and Forza Motorsport 5 on top of this.
Xbox 360 owners on the other hand are finally getting something good too. Believe it or not, in June you’ll be able to download Dark Souls for free as part of Games with Gold. Also coming is Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, which caps off an exciting month for Xbox gamers.
Now, the pressure is on for Sony to follow suit. Microsoft seems to have now adopted the exact same strategy as Sony’s PS Plus – ie offering free games and discounts that are now dependant on subscription, so they will expire when your subscription ends.
This month, Stick it to the Man has been available on PS4 as the main free game and many PS4 owners were expecting something better. With this in mind, we have a feeling that the PS Plus June 2014 free game will be a major title this time around to keep everyone happy.
Knack hasn’t appeared on the IGC list yet, so we wouldn’t be surprised if Mark Cerny’s game is up for contention. Then there’s the likes of Rayman Legends, Trials Fusion, MGS V: Ground Zeroes, Octodad, Injustice and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which could be good guesses too.
We should find out this information within the next week, as the PlayStation Plus June 2014 update should roll out at the start of the month as usual.
It’s great to see Xbox now competing with PS Plus, as it should mean great quality games as a whole for subscribers on both systems. If you are a PS4 or PS3 user, let us know your predictions for what content you may see in June – especially after seeing the impressive June update that Microsoft is offering Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners.