The coming days could be when the tech giant decides to share their official Games with Gold August 2018 announcement.
Last month saw the big free games reveal made on June 28, meaning that if Microsoft keeps to the same schedule, we should find out more this week.
Microsoft certainly seems to have changed things a little when it comes to announcing their official Games with Gold news.
It used to be that fans could expect the news to drop around the 20th of each month, with the first games going live on the 1st.
However, recent announcements have been coming much later than that, meaning a longer wait to find out what new games will be confirmed.
So far we haven’t been given any hints at what free games will make up the roster of titles in August.
There’s always plenty of predictions made on the subject, although these usually end up just being wish lists.
Fans are certainly looking for an uptick in quality, with the past few months void of any significant AAA games.
Fans on Xbox One can currently download Assault Android Cactus until July 31, after which it will be replaced by something new.
Death Squared is also available to play, but that will remain on the download list until August 15.
It should also be noted that due to Microsoft’s Backwards Compatibility program, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction for Xbox 360 is also playable today.
All that we know currently is that Microsoft will be offering four games in total in July, two on Xbox One and two for Xbox 360.
Fans can also take advantage of a new Xbox Ultimate Game Sale with their Gold accounts.
Here’s the latest from Microsoft, who confirmed: “Microsoft Store’s Ultimate Game Sale is back with a vengeance, giving Xbox fans hundreds of great deals on Xbox games, consoles, accessories, and Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions.
“While Ultimate Game Sale is our biggest ever, you need to jump all over these deals now because the sale runs for a limited time from July 19 to July 30.
“Save on over 700 Xbox games and add-on packs including popular titles like State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves, Far Cry 5, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Fortnite: Save the World Founders Pack and more.
“As always, Xbox Live Gold members save up to 10% more on Xbox games.”
For those who don’t know, Games with Gold offers free Xbox games to qualifying Xbox Live Gold members.
The program provides Gold members with free games every month, worth up to $700 per year, according to Microsoft.
Games with Gold is available to all Xbox Live Gold members, which can be redeemed from the Gold widget on the Xbox One home screen.
Titles can also be found if you download the Xbox One SmartGlass app, and go to the Microsoft Store and then page right.
When you select a game, it’ll be stored in your account and ready for download when you sign in to your console.
It should also be noted that new Games with Gold titles become available on the first and the sixteenth day of every month.