Microsoft will be giving away free games to Xbox Live Gold members on the 1st and 16th of every month until 2014. When the plan was originally announced at the console manufacturer’s E3 press conference, we knew Assassin’s Creed 2 and Halo 3 were on the docket, but no release details were discussed.
Beginning immediately, Fable 3 is available to download for free, with Assassin’s Creed 2 and Halo 3 following next month. It appears the only requirement is having a Gold membership, and once the games are downloaded, they’re yours to keep. The announcement from Microsoft reads as follows,
“As our way of saying thanks, we’re giving all active Gold members two bonus Xbox 360 games each month for the rest of the year. Each specially selected, fan-favourite game will be available to download only for a limited time, so grab them before they’re gone and keep them no matter what.”
It’s unknown what games are further down the pipeline, but we’ll keep you updated.