Games With Gold will get better.
That’s the message from Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer, who Polygon reports said in a SXSW Q&A session that he has been taking a more active role in the program.
"I have been sitting down, monthly now, with that team and playing a more active role in picking franchises that show up in Games with Gold,” he said.
“I think you'll see at least something that feels, at least, more true to what I think Games with Gold should look like with the constraints that are there.
"For us, in the long run, as an industry, giving away content like that is just ... I think there's some steps and some evolution of what Games with Gold or any of the other systems will go through to their full potential.
“You have things out there that are kind of bigger subscription services, where I get access to a lot of content. Games with Gold is kind of this step in the middle of, 'I get games, and how do I feel about those games.'"
Spencer last month said that Games With Gold would make the move from Xbox 360 to Xbox One “fairly soon”.