Xbox One news on Games with Gold June 2017 and Backwards Compatibility
The Games with Gold June 2017 lineup has been announced and fans now have a countdown to how long before they are released.
As usual, the titles included will be launched in waves, the first arriving on June 1 for Microsoft's Xbox One and Xbox 360.
This means that fans only have a couple of days to download the remaining Games with Gold May 2017 lineup, before they are switched out.
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut and LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga will have their final day on Wednesday, May 31.
It’s not the same deal with Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris though, which remains available as a free download until June 15.
Games with Gold June 2017 titles include the following:
- Speedrunners: Available June 1-30 on Xbox One
- Watch_Dogs: Available June 16-July 15 on Xbox One
- Assassin’s Creed III: Available June 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
- Dragon Age: Origins: Available June 16-30 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
- DLC for Phantom Dust: Available June 1-30 on Xbox One
As shown above, Speedrunners makes its debut first, followed by Watch Dogs on June 16.
With Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, fans will also have access to Assassin’s Creed 3 until the mid-month refresh, which will see it replaced with Dragon Age: Origins.
There is also the added bonus of free DLC being offered all month-long for Phantom Dust, which has been made available for free on Xbox One and Windows 10.
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been given a welcome new update that makes life difficult for cheaters.
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The new Battlegrounds update features numerous anti-cheating measures and countless bug fixes on PC.
This includes not being able to remove foliage from the game files in order to stop opponents finding cover.
Developer Bluehole has also addressed the infamous 'lag switch' cheat by locking players in place when the ping exceeds a certain value.
Players were previously using this method to create artificial lag that would make them harder to hit.
The only downside is that Bluehole has temporarily removed the flash bang grenade from the game file to prevent a separate bug. You can check out the patch notes further down the page.
Bluehole has also revealed plans to release two new maps in the future.
This should all be included in the Xbox One version of the game, which is scheduled to land on the Microsoft console before the PS4.
The first map takes place on an island on the Adriatic Sea.
The diverse map features thick forests in the north, Mediterranean coasts on the south side and snow-capped mountains in the middle.
It measures in at 8x8km and features a wide variety of different architecture depending on where players drop.
There's also a smaller 4x4km desert city map, featuring a canyon with a river, hillside slums and small villages that have been buried by sand.
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Another 5 Xbox One Backwards Compatibility games have been added to the program this week.
Shadow Assault/Tenchu, ilomilo, Shinobi, as well as Assassin's Creed III and Matt Hazard: BBB have been added as compatible titles this week – although they are not currently part of the Xbox Game Pass list.
Microsoft recently added three Xbox 360 titles to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility games list… but there was a big catch.
Xbox's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb told Twitter followers that three games in the Steins;Gate series are now backwards compatible.
The bad news is that the games were published in Japan and aren't widely available outside of the region.
On the plus side, the Xbox One isn't region locked, so fans can potentially import the original Xbox 360 discs.
There are now hundreds of backwards compatible games on Xbox One.
Xbox One users who already own the Xbox 360 classics can insert the old disc and start playing immediately.
Likewise, if you own the digital version of the game, you can download it from the My Games and Apps section of the dashboard.