Software giant Microsoft India has launched its Xbox Live Gold Rush program in the country. The company has decided to release the Games with Gold service in India. As a customer, if you pick up a 12-month Gold subscription for the Xbox Live, then you will be able to get 36 free games during one year. Moreover, users will also be able to download 9 Xbox Arcade Games and this will be their bonus.
The Xbox Live is the online part of Microsoft’s Xbox console and it has been reported that gamers can have a free Silver account or a paid Gold account. In order to play games online, users need to have a Gold account. Earlier, this was the only segment where Sony had the advantage, as gamers did not need to have a PS+ account – which is the equivalent to Xbox’s Gold – to play online games.
Moreover, free users could still play, while PS+ users received benefits of game discounts, free full game trials as well as regular downloads of full games which can be played as long as the account is active.
In a country like India, piracy is a major issue especially for big companies like Microsoft and Sony. Under these circumstances, it is important to promote online play and encourage people to legally buy and play games. A Gold subscription can be directly bought through the console or can be bought from an authorized dealer.
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