Vital Xbox Games with Gold for September 1st

By Alan Ng - Aug 20, 2014

Most of you will have been delighted with Dishonored arriving on Xbox 360 as part of August Games for Gold. Xbox One owners on the other hand may be looking for something better than what was offered for them. With this in mind, we look forward to the Xbox Games with Gold September update on Xbox One which should arrive at the very beginning of September.

While Crimson Dragon for Xbox One was pretty, it wasn’t the game that some were after after seeing Sony impress with the likes of Towerfall Ascension and then following it up with Fez – arguably two of the finest indie titles out there at the moment.

Still though, September is another opportunity for Microsoft to deliver and we can already see that gamers are getting very excited on what could be coming. So far, we’ve been surprised to see heavy demand for Battlefield 4 to be included as the Xbox One Games with Gold September game.

It’s worth remembering though that EA Access is live on Xbox One and Battlefield 4 is a game that is offered as part of their subscription – EA will not want Microsoft to shy users away by offering the same game for free, so although we would love to see Battlefield 4 go free – we just don’t see it happening.

We also think it’s still too early for Microsoft to be offering full retail games for free either. We can see Xbox Games with Games September predictions that include Assassin’s Creed 4 and Dead Rising 3 – but put yourself in the shoes of Capcom and Ubisoft and wonder how they would feel giving their games away for absolutely nothing.

More indie games are coming we feel and hopefully Microsoft can pick something out on Xbox One that actually has some great replay value to it akin to what Sony delivered with Towerfall Ascension and Fez.

Although the word ‘indie’ referenced with Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus often draw groans from gamers, it’s still going to be the trend until 2015 when Sony and Microsoft can finally consider the option of giving away retail gamers for free such as Ryse and Knack.

As an Xbox One owner, let us know if you were honestly disappointed with Strike Suit Zero and Crimson Dragon for the August games. Let us know 1) what you would personally love to see and 2) what you think Microsoft will actually offer for September.

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