Xbox Games with Gold freebies announced for January 2016

Microsoft has announced the new free titles for the new year’s Games with Gold program via the Xbox Wire blog. Both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms receive two games in January and both Xbox 360 titles will be playable on Xbox One as well. The selections are:

Xbox One:

  • Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultra Edition (available all month)
  • Zheros (available January 16th through February 15th)

Xbox 360:

  • DiRT Showdown (available January 1st through January 15th)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (available January 16th through January 31st)

Killer Instinct is an interesting selection since downloadable add-ons are available to build up to season 2. What if your Gold subscription runs out? Will content be taken away from you? I guess we’ll find out!



Josh Faulkner

Josh is a native Ohio-an who grew up in a small town that had very little for kids to do. As a result, Josh picked up video games at a very young age. Video games played a huge part in his childhood and continued to do so in his adult life. Starting out on an Atari 2600 when he was 3 years old, gaming has sort of grown up alongside with Josh and continues to be his biggest hobby. As an IT technician by day, Josh is an aspiring gaming writer by night who founded a few websites including 16 Bit Heroes and Too Busy Gaming, while also dabbling in retro gaming YouTube videos and live streaming events.