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Xbox Gold, PS Plus Free Games For June 2017 Announcement Gets Hot: All The Games We Might See

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Xbox gamers will surely have a fun-filled month in June as Microsoft announces the new lineup of free games. Apart from the usual pair of games per console, Xbox Games with Gold subscribers, particularly Xbox One users, will get an extra content for free.

Xbox One

Starting with the Xbox One, Speedrunners will will make its debut on the Games with Gold promo starting June 1. The game will be available for download for free until the end of the month.

Speedrunners is a cut-throat multiplayer side scroller racing game developed by DoubleDutch Games. It was originally released on the in 2016 on the PC and will make it debut on the Xbox One as a free game for Xbox Games with Gold for June 2017.

Second in line for the Xbox One is Watch Dogs. A Ubisoft original, Watch Dogs is a open world third-person action-adventure game that is set in the fictionalized version of Chicago. Players assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a talented hacker who hacked the city’s central operating system.

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Watch Dogs (via ubisoft.com)

The game was originally released by Ubisoft back in 2012 and has garnered a huge follower since. Last year, the developer released the sequel to the game only this time, the protagonist is now an LA local named Marcus Holloway. The sequel is set in the San Francisco Bay area and picks up on the story from the previous title.

Finally for Xbox One users, Microsoft has included an extra content for you. For the whole month of June, Games with Gold subscribers will be able to download a free DLC for Phantom Dust. This DLC is for the multiplayer version of the game. Originally, the Phantom Dust multiplayer DLC costs around $15 but since it is now included in the list, subscribers can now download it for free.

Xbox 360

As for the Xbox 360, subscribers can be sure that they will have a blast in June starting on the first two weeks with Assassin’s Creed 3. The game will be available for download starting June 1st until the 15th.

Assassin’s Creed 3 is another Ubisoft title that was released back in 2012. The game’s plot is set in a fictional history based on true historic events. Desmond Miles, with the aid of the Animus, relives the memories of his ancestors during the American revolution. His mission is to prevent the Templars from gaining control of the newly forming country.

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Assassin’s Creed 3 (via ubisoft.com)

Lastly, for the Xbox 360, the game that started a critically acclaimed franchise, Dragon Age: Origins. The game will be available for download from the 16th to the 30th of June.

The game is set in the fictional kingdom of Ferelden that is in a middle of a turmoil as it is ravaged by demonic beings called “Darkspawn.” The player character is recruited into an ancient order called the Grey Wardens. Throughout the entire game, players encounter various companions who play a certain role in the plot. These companions also help the player in achieving his goals.

Dragon Age: Origins received a lot of accolades from critics for its originality and creativity.

PS Plus

Unfortunately for the Playstation, it is still rather murky at the moment. Sony is yet to announce the official lineup for June 2017. Nevertheless, since May is about to end in a few day, PS Plus subscribers can expect the announcement to be done in a few days.

That said, it is still not too late to list out a few predictions for next month’s PS Plus free games lineup.

Playstation titles

To get the ball rolling, we can start off with Farpoint. Although not strictly just for the PS4, Farpoint may perhaps be the first PSVR title to be included in the list. Unfortunately, the game require a hefty investment for gamers as it requires the PSVR headset as well as the Aim Gun Controller. Nevertheless, having a VR title in the PS Plus roster has been highly anticipated for a very long time and Farpoint is not a bad choice for a game.

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Farpoint (via playstation.com)

Next on the PS4 is Unravel. This puzzle-platformer follows the adventures of Yarny, a small being made of yarn. Players will need to guide Yarny across obstacles by unraveling yarn with which Yarny was made of.

Unravel was originally released back in February 2016 and has gained favorable reviews from game critics.

As Xbox players will be getting Assassin’s Creed 3 next month, perhaps a game from the same franchise for the PS4 will be quite fitting. Nevertheless, to be a bit different, Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles is perhaps a good choice. This 2.5D side-scrolling game is perfect for fans of the game. It features three distinct adventure locations starting with China, India, and culminating in Russia. The title follows the same storyline as the original game; players assume the role of assassins executing critical missions to fight the Templars.

For some cross buys, Axiom Verge is perhaps one of the best games to choose from. The game has been included in various number of predictions since the beginning of the year. Perhaps this time around, Sony would relent and include the title in the roster once and for all.

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Axiom Verge (via axiomverge.com)

It is still unclear whether these titles will make it to next month’s list. However, rumor has it that Sony has got big plans for the month of June. This is mainly because the company just achieved a major milestone recently. In the previous Sony presentation, the company has announced that it reached 70 million monthly active Playstation Network users. This figure was taken at the end of 2016 fiscal year. Furthermore, the company also celebrated 26.4 million paid PS Plus subscription for the same fiscal year. This is figure shows an increase of more than five million users since 2015.

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