28 Sep 2021 3:51 PM +00:00

How accurate were our latest Xbox Games With Gold predictions?

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It's that time of the month, again. Xbox's monthly Games With Gold announcement is here and we now know what we're getting from Xbox Live Gold next month. The question is... How does this compare to our Games With Gold predictions for Xbox's Games With Gold games? Well...

WERE WE RIGHT? - Of course, not

Surprise! As expected, the next batch of Games With Gold games are even less exciting than previously thought. Here's what you can get if you're an Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member...

  • Aaero - October 1st until October 31st
  • Hover - October 16th until November 15th
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (Xbox 360) - October 1st until October 15th
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X (Xbox 360) - October 16th until October 31st

Thankfully, Marvel's Avengers is joining Xbox Game Pass on September 30th. Otherwise, this would really be a dire start to next month for Xbox's services, right?

GWG Announcement Date

Every month, Xbox's Major Nelson tends to make the announcements at around the same time. Though it occasionally gets delayed or goes a little early, the announcements generally happen at around 08:00 PST / 11:00 EST / 16:00 BST on the last Wednesday of the month.

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This gives us just under two weeks for leaks, information, and, most importantly, some brand new predictions.

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How does it work?

We tend to see four games get announced on the last Wednesday - two Xbox One titles and two Xbox 360 titles. Those games then arrive on the first of the next month.

If all goes to plan, we should see the announcements on Wednesday, September 29th and can play the games on Thursday, October 1st. This being said, we could always see a change to this formula, hopefully with newer games.

Our Xbox Games With Gold October 2021 Predictions

With the way that Xbox tends to do their Games With Gold, we have no clue what they could give away next month. Generally, if you pick two older Xbox One games and two random Xbox 360 games, you should have a good guess at what you'll get. This being said, we have an idea of what two of next month will be.

Outlast 2

With Halloween being just around the corner, it makes sense that Xbox may give away a horror game. The first Outlast game was on the service way back in 2016 so it would be a good time to see the next game, especially with The Outlast Trials on the way.

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Saints Row

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Recently, at Gamescom 2021, a Saints Row reboot was announced. Now only months away from its release, it would make sense to give away one of these games to give you time to play through it.