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23 Jan 2021

Xbox Games with Gold: Latest announcement proves Xbox is a threat to PS5 and PS Plus

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1. New Games with Gold titles are of consistent quality

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2. Games with Gold regularly offers more games than what users expect

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3. Games with Gold helps keep players in the loop

Both Xbox and PlayStation users have perks that come along with Xbox Live Gold and PS Plus memberships.

As of late, however, Games with Gold has proven itself as a major threat to PS Plus with quality games, more games to choose from, and a variety of other features.

The latest Games with Gold announcement was especially revealing, with excellent free titles that PS Plus hasn't matched in some time.

Here's why Xbox's Games with Gold has proven itself a threat to PS Plus's free games, as well as the PS5.

1. New Games with Gold titles are of consistent quality

TOO COOL - Gears 5 is one of the latest Games with Gold releases.
TOO COOL - Gears 5 is one of the latest Games with Gold releases.

Xbox Live Gold subscribers continue to receive regular updates with a variety of different titles, and most of them are high-quality.

The latest batch of titles includes Gears 5, for example, which is an excellent free title that's been on Xbox Game Pass for some time. It's also playable on Xbox Series X with enhancements.

The same can't always be said for PS Plus, which sometimes pulls from the same well of games that have been used before.

Rarely do you get brand-new games, though there have been more PS5-centric titles as of late.

Games with Gold continue to offer titles with more consistent quality.

2. Games with Gold regularly offers more games than what users expect

THRILLS AND CHILLS -- Resident Evil is one of the latest Games with Gold.
THRILLS AND CHILLS -- Resident Evil is one of the latest Games with Gold.

The most recent crop of Games with Gold featured one crown jewel, Gears 5, but that wasn't all.

There were four other additional games up for grabs announced in addition to Gears 5, high quality and relevant games: the Resident Evil remake included.

The most recent crop of PS Plus games included games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and GreedFall, as well as Maneater for PS5.

That's five games to three, and Xbox gamers are seemingly always getting these free bonus titles for free.

That contributes to a bigger overall game library.

With options like these in addition to Xbox Game Pass (assuming you upgrade to avoid the recent Xbox Live Gold price hike), this is better value for players.

3. Games with Gold helps keep players in the loop

SLEEP TIGHT -- Little Nightmares was a recent Games with Gold addition.
SLEEP TIGHT -- Little Nightmares was a recent Games with Gold addition.

Typically, you can expect to see games that are relevant to new releases or upcoming titles with Games with Gold.

This isn't always the case with PS Plus, with routinely can reach back in time a bit too far to remain relevant.

January's Games with Gold featured Little Nightmares, just in time for updates on Little Nightmare 2, for example.

January's PS Plus games weren't especially relevant to any new or upcoming titles, though subscribers did get a PS5 title with Maneater.

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