Xbox One owners with a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription have usually only been able to get one free game per month as part of Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion. That will change starting in July, with the Xbox One getting access to two free games a month from now on.
Ubisoft's pirate-themed game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, which normally costs $29.99, will be free for the entire month of July for Xbox One owners. From July 16 to August 15, owners of the console will also be able to get the currently unreleased indie puzzle-platformer So Many Me for free, which is a $14.99 value. Here's a quick description of the game:
"In the all-new puzzle-focused platformer So Many Me, blob-shaped clones with different abilities take on an ancient, evil by leveraging their ever-so-slightly different mutations. This game is about thinking laterally, looking cute, and asking yourself the key existential questions: Who are you? Why are there so many of me? And how can I get more of these sweet costumes? You get dozens of levels, hundreds of puzzles, thousands of ways to solve them. You'll need to have good thumbstick skills and a sharp mind to take this one down!"
Xbox 360 owners will continue to get two free games a month under Games with Gold. From July 1-15, they will be able to download PopCap's tower defense game Plants Vs Zombies for free, which normally costs $14.99. From July 16-31, the console will be able to access Gears of War 3, the third game in the sci-fi shooter series from Epic. It normally costs $19.99 to purchase.