Each and every month, Microsoft provides Xbox Live Gold subscribers with a bunch of free games, called Games with Gold. Normally, we get our hands on four titles, two for Xbox One and two for Xbox 360. Here, we’re going to be predicting the July 2021 Xbox Games with Gold free games for Xbox One.
The Bigger Game – Outer Wilds
Xbox Games with Gold July 2021 Predictions
First up we’ve got Mobius Digital’s Outer Wilds. The space exploration game sees you joining Outer Wilds Ventures as their newest recruit. Now a part of this fledgling space program, you must take to the space to search for the answers to the mysterious Nomad species that planet-hopped many years ago, all before the sun goes supernova and you wake back up on your home planet.
It’s a fascinating game, filled with puzzles, fantastic storytelling, and a world teeming with secrets to uncover. While the controls take a while to get used to, once you do, you’ll keep blasting through the 22-minute-long time loops in the desperate hope of cracking the solar system’s deepest mystery.
So why do we think it’ll come to Games with Gold in July 2021? Well, for starters it’s been a while since its release, which appears to be a common trend with Microsoft’s recent picks. On top of that, we know there’s set to be a DLC coming in the near future titled ‘Echoes of the Eye,’ so what better time to bolster the numbers of Outer Wilds Ventures than now?
Plus, it really is a fantastic game and was one of my GOTY 2019 contenders. It’s on Game Pass too, so if you’re a subscriber, go check it out… like now.