Games with Gold and Xbox One Backwards Compatibility updates are coming
Every month, Microsoft offer two new Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles to download for free via the Games with Gold program.
The tech giant usually splits them up, offering them so that they go live at different times.
And Games with Gold April 2017 is no different. Fans have only hours left to grab those games before they are replaced with new titles.
Ryse: Son of Rome will remain available to download for the full month of April, while Evolve: Ultimate Edition will soon be switched out.
The Walking Dead: Season 2 will replace it, officially going live on April 16 for Xbox One fans.
It’s the same situation with Darksiders, which has been available for the past 15 days. It will be replaced on April 16 with Assassin’s Creed Revelations.
The full Games with Gold April 2017 lineup:
- Ryse: Son of Rome: Available April 1-30 on Xbox One
- The Walking Dead: Season 2: Available April 16-May 15 on Xbox One
- Darksiders: Available April 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
- Assassin’s Creed Revelations: Available April 16-30 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
It’s also likely that Microsoft will announce their new Games with Gold May 2017 lineup very soon, although probably not until April 19.
The tech giant usually likes to have at least a week until their new Gold games launch to advertise their upcoming collection, which again will include a total of four games to download on Xbox One.
AC: Revelations was made part of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program at the end of March and will give Gold subscribers another chance to expand their black-library of titles even further.
Three new Xbox Backward Compatible games have been released in April so far, the biggest proving to be Call of Duty Black Ops 2.
And a new report has proven that the Xbox One version is now the best version of Black Ops 2 to date.
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Eurogamer has put the Black Ops 2 Xbox One upgrade through its paces, and found that, despite resolution issues, the game performs flawlessly.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
"Ultimately, the performance on Xbox One is excellent," reads the report.
"It's the best console iteration of Black Ops 2 money can buy, and it still plays great due to its high frame-rate. If you have fond memories of the game and are looking to revisit any portion of it, this is a great way to do so.
"Just be prepared for the low resolution presentation – it's the one aspect of the title that has aged the most, but it's a result of Treyarch pushing its iteration of the COD engine as far as the team could take it in the last-gen era."
In terms of multiplayer, the game is said to perform at a stable 60 frames-per-second, with only minor dips.
"However, when explosions or fire fill the screen, performance is taxed and we end up with a slight dip in frame-rate that quickly dissipates," the post continues.
"Once into the game, performance goes straight for 60 frames per second and never lets go. Every match we played managed to deliver a near flawless level of performance."
The release of Black Ops 2 on Backwards Compatibility has seen the number of players soar. Likewise, the game has climbed up the Amazon charts on Xbox 360.