The Games With Gold announcement for April 2021 is almost here!
Every month, in a similar fashion to PS Plus, Xbox Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers get a few free games on top of their ever-expanding library.
Next month isn't going to be any different and we have everything you need to know below.
LATEST - April 2021 Games With Gold Revealed
The Games With Gold April 2021 free games have been confirmed. You can see the titles down below, as revealed by Major Nelson's tweet, or see Microsoft's breakdown of all of them.
The titles are:
- Vikings: Wolves of Midgard ($39.99 ERP): Available April 1 to 30
- Truck Racing Championship($59.99 ERP): Available April 16 to May 15
- Dark Void ($14.99 ERP): Available April 1 to 15
- Hard Corps: Uprising ($14.99 ERP): Available April 16 to 30
As you can see, and is usually the case for the monthly Games With Gold titles, their release is staggered.
GWG April 2021 Release Dates
As they're now confirmed, we know that the first April 2021 Games with Gold games are going to be released on Thursday, April 1.
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Could We See LiS 2 Appear?
Following the announcement of a new Life Is Strange title, Life Is Strange: True Colors, from Square Enix at Square Enix Presents... We're wondering whether we might get another Life is Strange title in the Games With Gold lineup next month.
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Life is Strange, the first title in the series, was added to Games With Gold way back in 2015.
However, the sequel hasn't been added to the service yet and it could be the perfect way to drum up further support for the upcoming release.
In addition to this, the games' episodic format could make a little bit of money for Xbox if they only release a couple of episodes. Life is Strange is built around compelling narrative threads and fantastic character work. It makes you want to carry on.
Our Predictions For The Line-Up
Although we don't have the official announcement yet, that doesn't mean we can't throw a prediction or two out there.
We think RYSE: Son of Rome is going to be the first Xbox One title in the April 2021 Games with Gold free games line-up.
" Ryse: Son of Rome” presents a cinematic re-creation of the Roman Empire, its people, conflicts and landscapes in breathtaking detail and brings the brutality and intensity of Roman warfare to life in visceral detail."
In addition to this, Goat Simulator could be the next free Xbox One title to be gifted to Xbox Gold subscribers.
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" Gameplay-wise, Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you're a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff."
In terms of Xbox 360 titles, though... We think Brink is on the way following the Bethesda-Microsoft deal.
" Brink is an immersive first-person shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character whether playing alone, with your friends, or against others online."
The second Xbox 360 title we think is coming with April 2021's Games with Gold is BloodRayne 2.
" With new acrobatic movements and rail sliding, fast-paced blade and gun combat, fatal finishing moves, more dhampir powers like time control, and an extensive combo system, BloodRayne 2 is a brutally satisfying continuation of the iconic series."
Of course, none of these is a confirmed addition to the Games with Gold lineup, but it's worth thinking about.
March's Games With Gold Selection
That being said, we can look at last month's Games with Gold selection to get an idea of what titles we could be seeing in April 2021.
Warface: Breakout and Metal Slug 3 kicked March off to a good start being the two titles available on March 1st 2021.
Then, Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse and Port Royale 3 will be rounding out the month.
You have to wonder if Xbox players deserve a little better when you compare these games to what PS Plus players had to look forward to this month, but April 2021 could balance the books a bit with a massive selection of free games.