With March nearly over, players can expect Microsoft and Sony to announce each company's next set of free titles for their respective subscription services. But while Sony isn't likely to announce the PlayStation Plus games for April 2021 until March 31, at the earliest, Microsoft has already beaten them to the punch by revealing Xbox's free Games with Gold for April 2021.
What Are The Free Xbox Games With Gold for April 2021?
As per usual, the Free Xbox Games with Gold for April 2021 will consist of two Xbox One titles along with two Xbox 360 titles.
First up is Vikings: Wolves of Midgard, which will be available from April 1 to April 30. Meanwhile, Gold subscribers will get a chance to download Truck Racing Championship from April 16 until April 30. Neither of these games was close to being popular at their respective peaks, but they're not exactly half-bad. The former, especially, is an excellent Diablo alternative that features Vikings and Norse mythology.
The other two Xbox 360 games are Dark Void and Hard Corps: Uprising, which will be available from April 1 to April 15 and April 16 to April 30, respectively.
Unfortunately, it seems that Microsoft has no intention of improving the game selection for their Xbox Free Games with Gold offerings. This is in huge contrast to Sony. Their main competitor recently gave away Final Fantasy VII Remake in March. At the same time, Sony offered Horizon Zero Dawn to all PS4 and PS5 owners regardless of whether they're subscribed to PlayStation Plus or not.
If it's any consolation though, Microsoft is putting a lot of effort towards making the Xbox Game Pass service a lot better. For example, Microsoft recently included the upcoming title Outriders in the Xbox Game Pass library.
Speaking of Xbox Game Pass, it also recently saw the inclusion of Electronic Arts titles and a huge influx of Bethesda games. On top of this, there are rumors that Microsoft wants to include Ubisoft titles in the future as well.
With that said, it is possible to get both Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold without spending too much money. All you have to do is to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This will give you access to the Game Pass library while also providing the benefits of being subscribed to Xbox Live Gold.
For now, fans still have a couple of days left to download the free Xbox Games with Gold for March 2021. Both Warcraft: Breakout and Port Royale will be available until March 31. Meanwhile, VALA: Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse will be up for grabs for subscribers until April 15.