Gaming

Both new and (very) old in April 2022’s Xbox Games with Gold

As reported on Xbox Wire, the new batch of free games coming to Xbox Live Gold subscribers are almost here. The games in question are:

  • Another Sight (Apr 1-30, Xbox)
  • Hue (Xbox, Apr 16-May 15)
  • Outpost Kaloki X (Apr 1-15, Xbox 360 BC)
  • MX vs ATV Alive (Apr 16-30, Xbox 360 BC)

Outpost Kaloki X is a literal time capsule as this launched alongside the Xbox 360 back in 2005 as an Xbox Live Arcade title. This was back when downloadable games for the console had a size limit (needed to fit on a 64MB storage card!) and provided fewer achievements compared to the bigger disc based games.

MX vs ATV Alive might be unique in that I think it is the first Games with Gold title in some time to have appeared twice (?). I had a look in my own collection and it’s there so I did some serious Googling and it was WAY back in January 2015 that it was first given away which I suppose is an impressive run.

With the backward compatibility program on ice we have to assume that we’ll see this happening more as “classic” games get recycled again in giveaways and more of those get harder license or gain permissions for. Still… it gives new players a chance to check out some games from back in the old days and that can’t be a bad thing. 🙂

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