A quick reminder for Xbox owners with a Gold subscription – today’s your last chance to “bank” your copies of Assassin’s Creed 4:Black Flag (Xbox One) and Gears of War 3 (X360) before the are swapped out for next month’s titles. Remember that Xbox One games on “Games with Gold” will stay yours as long as you stay subscribed and that X360 games stay yours forever so it’s worth “buying” everything each month even if you choose not to download and play them. But you knew that right?
What you might not know is that as long as you have Gold, you can buy each title without owning the console in question. Why could this be useful? Two big reasons.
1)With X360 backwards compatibility coming soon and Gears 3 being highly likely to feature it means Xbox One owners could have a free playable digital copy waiting for them on Xbox One when it goes live later this year.
2)And for X360 owners planning to upgrade to XBox One at some point you can build up a ready-made library of digital titles to access for free from day 1. Even if you have no current plans to upgrade then surely it’s worth a few minutes each month just in case something changes?
Seems a no-brainer to me. To “bank” these great titles head over to www.xbox.com now (or you can bank XBox One games straight from your X360 dashboard).