After a long stretch of silence, a reliable insider has finally revealed one title included in the Xbox Games with Gold August 2016 lineup.
The insider in question is ekim, from gaming forum NeoGAF. He has a reliable record in his leaks. Most recently, his leaks on Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas and Banner Saga turned out to be true. Both games were included when the July 2016 games with gold were announced.
Now, via his Twitter account, ekim revealed that one of the games with gold coming this August is Spelunky. Spelunky is an indie title for the Xbox 360.
However, after ekim’s reveal tweet, many gaming fans reacted negatively. Some of the users who replied said they wish the title’s inclusion for next month’s games with gold won’t come true. Nevertheless, some of the users were also enthusiastic if indeed Spelunky makes it to the lineup.
One of the Games with Gold for August is Spelunky. More hopefully soon.
— ekim (@ekim_not_gaf) July 25, 2016
Still, although ekim has proven himself in the past, this news should still be taken with a grain of salt. The final list comes out when Microsoft debuts the official list.
Xbox Games with Gold: Other titles
Aside from ekim’s reveal, a list of titles shared on the Xbox Live games with gold thread on NeoGAF appears legit. NeoGAF member SirKhalid lists down the following as August 2016’s Games with Gold lineup:
1. Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate
2. WWE 2K16
Xbox 360 (also via Xbox One backward compatibility)
2. Beyond Good and Evil HD
Notably, both SirKhalid and ekim’s reveal on Spelunky coincides, which gives more credibility to these titles.
On one hand, some NeoGAF were not thrilled with the titles. However, others received the potential of WWE 2K16‘s inclusion, and the whole lineup, positively.
As in most cases, Microsoft can’t really please every gamer out there. However, it is important to note that this list remains unconfirmed. Check back to this space for official updates.
For now, let us know your thoughts. Do you think this lineup is good for August 2016 Xbox Games with Gold? If not, what titles do you think would suit next month’s lineup better? Share all of them in the comments.