Microsoft has announced plans to roll out its Games With Gold promotion to Xbox One next month, with Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault being the first titles offered for free to Xbox Live Gold members.

Gold members will be able to able to download the games for free on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 with a single membership.

Xbox 360 owners will also receive Dark Souls, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and Charlie Murder in the same month.

Importantly (as highlighted by Kotaku), Xbox One owners will only be able to access the free titles for as long as they're an active Xbox Live Gold member. On Xbox 360, this isn't the case.

"Since Games with Gold launched on Xbox 360 a year ago, over 12 million people have enjoyed great free games, resulting in nearly 200 million hours of free fun playing Games with Gold titles," said head of Xbox Phil Spencer. "We've been learning from your feedback and have focused on making improvements each month to the selection of titles."

In addition, Deals with Gold will also launch for Xbox One in June offering exclusive discounts for Xbox Live Gold members.

The promotion will open with discounts on Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome "and a few other surprises". Microsoft says that the promotion will offer "significant savings of up to 50-75 per cent off certain titles" in the coming months.

Earlier today, Microsoft announced that it is to introduce a Kinect-less Xbox One SKU on June 9 for £349.


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