Microsoft is extending the Games with Gold program indefinitely. The program allows Xbox Live Gold members to download and keep two games a month for free. According to Microsoft’s Xbox Wire post, the free games offer has proven popular enough to keep around for the foreseeable future.
“At E3 2013, we launched Games with Gold as a limited-time program to thank our Xbox Live Gold members. Within that short period of time, we’ve seen an overwhelming response, with more than 120 million hours played with Games with Gold titles. Today, as a part of the “Week of Xbox Live,” we’re excited to announce that we are making Games with Gold an ongoing benefit for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox 360.”
Previous games given away in Games with Gold have included Rainbow Six: Vegas, Crackdown, Assassin’s Creed II, and Fable 3. The current game offered to Gold subscribers is Halo 3. Unlike Sony’s similar Instant Game Program for PlayStation Plus members, Games with Gold allows gamers to keep any game they’ve downloaded if their subscription lapses. Microsoft has not said if Games with Gold will continue with the Xbox One.