It’s only the first of may and while we’re all still downloading the first batch of May’s GWG (Defense Grid 2 and GRID 2) or just starting to play them, it’s hard not to look forward to what will be coming up next and while this will be based purely on predictions, we’ll be sure to update this article here with any updates on the June GWG lineup so be sure to bookmark it. Since June will be the big E3 month, it makes sense that Microsoft will want to make a big splash with their GWG lineup, similar to how they did with April’s lineup. Without further ado, let’s get right into the predictions.
Dead Rising 3
Dead Rising 3 is a 2013 open world survival horror beat ’em up video game. It is developed by Capcom Vancouver and published by Microsoft. The game was released as a launch title for the Xbox One platform on November 22, 2013; a Microsoft Windows port published by Capcom was released on September 5, 2014. It was announced as an Xbox One exclusive launch title during Microsoft’s E3 2013 press conference on June 10, 2013. Dead Rising 3 was in my opinion the best launch game for the Xbox One. While I appreciated the visual beauty of Ryse, it was Dead Rising 3 that I had the most fun with and I was desperate to show my friends. With literally hundreds of unique zombies on the screen at a time and a wide range of crazy customized weapons/vehicles, it was a very fun game indeed. This could be a game offered with GWG next month since it is a launch title and Microsoft may want to get back some of the momentum it had going with April’s lineup with a AAA title. With rumours that we may get a Dead Rising 4 announcement at E3, it’d be perfect timing too. I mean, how cool would a “Here’s a first look at Dead Rising 4 and Dead Rising 3 is available for free through GWG right now” moment be? Let’s hope it happens!
Ryse: Son of Rome
Ryse: Son of Rome plunges you into the chaos and depravity of the late Roman Empire. The game tells the story of Marius Titus who witnesses the murder of his family at the hands of barbarians. Seeking revenge, Marius must embark on a perilous journey of revenge, betrayal, and divine intervention. He joins the Roman army in Britannia and quickly rises through the ranks to become a General. As his war against the barbarians escalates, his quest unravels: to find his vengeance, he has to return to Rome. As Marius, you’ll engage in brutal combat and lead your forces into massive battles to save Rome from threats to its very existence.
Look, I get it, you’re probably thinking “Oh boy real clever predictions Ryse and Dead Rising 3, who’s ever predicted those before…” But seriously, E3 is the biggest even of the year and considering these were launch games when the Xbox One first released in 2013, it makes sense now more than ever to finally make a big splash by announcing either (or both?) of these as part of the June GwG lineup. Ryse was a graphical beauty on the Xbox One and is even today still one of the most beautiful games on the current generation of consoles. It didn’t get received all that well by critics but as a GWG game, who can really pass up on it?
Halo 3: ODST
Halo 3: ODST returns players to familiar ground on a vital, top-secret mission. The gripping story, cooperative campaign and new multiplayer content will have Halo fans “Preparing to Drop.” The new game brings the perspective of new characters to the Human-Covenant struggle, as it explores the ODST, or Orbital Drop Shock Troopers. Follow the story of the legendary ODSTs or Orbital Drop Shock Troopers as they drop into the ruined city of New Mombasa, looking for clues behind the Covenant’s catastrophic attack on the city. A new hero: Prepare to drop. Known for their courage, valor and at times, insanity, Orbital Drop Shock Troopers are among the fiercest UNSC soldiers, priding themselves on being the first unit deployed into hostile situations. While not as large or supernaturally gifted as their Spartan comrades, these Hell Jumpers more than compensate with their ferocious attitudes and unwavering nerve. Thanks to a recent Amazon leak, we know this is coming to BC on Xbox One at some point next month and perhaps it could be apart of the GWG lineup. I’ve already played it back on the Xbox 360 and via the Master Chief Collection but it’s definitely a game worth picking up.
Bioshock OR Bioshock Infinite
The BioShock franchise is a series of first-person shooter,horror/action-adventure games published by 2K Games. So far there have been 2 games in the series; BioShock (2007) and Bioshock 2 (2010). The third game in the franchise, BioShock Infinite, saw it’s release on in 2013. The franchise (particularly the original game) have been widely praised for their innovative story-telling, a trait many consider rare in video games. Although leaks have all but confirmed the imminent release of a Bioshock remastered collection, it still makes sense to release at least one of the Bioshock games via GWG before the release of the full 1080p/60fps remastered collection that will presumably be coming this fall. This gives 2K the chance to entice players into the franchise who might have missed out on it in the 360/PS3 era and give them a small taste and perhaps even make people more likely to buy the remastered collection when that comes out.
What games are you hoping to get your hands on with the June 2016 Games with Gold lineup? Let us know by leaving a comment below.