Posted Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 10:51 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Announcement expected soon.
As Xbox One owners should already know, Microsoft has added several benefits over the past several months for Xbox Live Gold members. (This has been done even as the requirements for Gold for entertainments apps have been eased.) Chief among these benefits has been the addition of Free Games with Gold for the Xbox One. Meanwhile, Microsoft has regularly run attractive Xbox Deals With Gold for the new console. Now it seems, Microsoft has another benefit up their sleeve for Gold members.
Under the reported plan, Microsoft will offer Gold members free 24 hour access to specific games, possible on a monthly basis like the Free Games with Gold program. The 'Free Play Day with Gold' is reported as being tested now with 'Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood,' which as the Free Games with Gold program has shown, is likely only the beginning. Conceivably, Microsoft could even offer something like 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' for free with a 24 hour timer. In theory, Gold members would be able to download the game and upon first launching it, would have 24 hours to play it.
Microsoft support has confirmed the tests and stated that an official announcement would be coming soon.
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