Xbox’s Larry Hyrb aka Major Nelson has just announced the Games With Gold for September 2017. As always, Xbox One owners can download 4 titles, 2 native to the Xbox One, and two that are backwards compatible and native to Xbox 360 with an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Kicking things off on the Xbox One side of things, have a taste of rubber and asphalt as Turn 10’s launch title Forza Motorsport 5. Included along with the game is a 10-car pack from Top Gear valued at $10. Forza Motorsport 5 features cloud-based gameplay and 16-player multiplayer on 17 tracks and with over 200 cars before any DLC. Forza Motorsport 5 will be available to download throughout the month of September.
The second Xbox One title is Oxenfree, a supernatural adventure title with multiple endings from Night School Studio. Released on January 15, 2016, Oxenfree saw a wide release on not only Xbox One, but also PS4, Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS, and Linux systems. Players control Alex, a teenager taking a weekend on a local island. The actions the player chooses setup consequences for Alex and her friends. Oxenfree will be available to download from September 16th through October 15th.
The first Xbox 360 title is a former Summer of Arcade from July of 2010. Hydro Thunder Hurricane is a boat racer that is more arcade in style then Forza‘s simulation-like gameplay. While racing across the waves, players can pick up classic power-ups to add boosts, or transform into an aggressive version of the same boat. Nine boats and eight courses will greet players as they make their way to the finish lines. Hydro Thunder Hurricane will be available from September 1st through September 15th.
Starting on September 16th and available until the end of the month, Battlefield 3 will thrust players into a fictional “War of 2014” that plays out in the Middle East, Paris, and New York City. Released in 2011, Battlefield 3′s campaign is unique in that it is told out of order by a Staff Sergeant under interrogation. The multiplayer features infantry and vehicular combat, in trademark Battlefield fashion. There are 5 pieces of DLC also available for purchase. Each map adds maps, weapons, vehicles, and other items like doglegs for collection.
These four titles will be available during the month of September at no extra charge for any Xbox user with an active Xbox Live Gold subscription. Different regions may see different titles based on availability. At the time of this writing, players can still download some of August’s titles including Slime Rancher, Trials Fusion, and Red Faction Armageddon.