Retro Blow as Games with Gold Drops Xbox 360 Titles

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The latest Xbox Games with Gold for July 2022 adds Xbox 360 titles Thrillville: Off the Rails and Torchlight – but it’s the end of an era as Microsoft announces the conclusion of Xbox 360 games being added to the service.

According to an email released to subscribers, later this year, Games with Gold will be unable to support the addition of new Xbox 360 games, with Microsoft citing “the limit of our ability to bring Xbox 360 games to the catalogue” as the reason.

Here’s the key passage from that email (via Eurogamer):

“From 1st October 2022, the monthly games provided to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members via Games with Gold will no longer include Xbox 360 titles,” Microsoft wrote.

“We have reached the limit of our ability to bring Xbox 360 games to the catalogue; however, Games with Gold will continue to include exciting Xbox One titles and exclusive savings each month.

“This will not impact any Xbox 360 games that you downloaded before October 2022. Any Xbox 360 titles that you redeem via Games with Gold before that time are yours to keep on your Xbox account, regardless of whether you continue your subscription. Thank you for being a loyal member.”

There is still a few months to go, and previously downloaded Xbox 360 games can remain on the platform. But for Games with Gold to deliver new Xbox 360 experiences to your Xbox One or Series console, the end is in sight.