February Xbox Games with Gold includes Resident Evil, massive price hike [UPDATED]

UPDATE 23/01/2021: Microsoft has reversed its decision to increase the price of Xbox Live Gold and, moreover, has removed the requirement for free-to-play games to have an Xbox Live Gold account in order to play. More details on the official blog post. Original story follows.

Microsoft has revealed next month’s selection of games that will available to Xbox Live Gold members, which includes a couple of Japanese classics… and a huge price increase.

While fans of the series likely already own at least one version of this game already, the HD remaster of Resident Evil will be available in February.

Lost Planet 2, Capcom‘s criminally underrated co-op shooter, is also being offered. Considering how broken multiplayer is on the PC, the Xbox version is by far the best way to try this game out.

Full Games with Gold February Lineup:

  • Gears 5 — February 1 to 28
  • Resident Evil — February 1 to 28
  • Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition — February 16 to March 15
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb — February 1 to 15
  • Lost Planet 2 — February 16 to 28

Unfortunately, while there are some good games being offered next month, Xbox Live Gold will also be seeing a rather drastic change in pricing. Currently, a full year of Gold can be bought for $60 in North America. Once the changes come into effect, it’ll now be $120.

It’s a ludicrous increase, potentially trying to push people towards Game Pass Ultimate instead. Whether it will work or not remains to be seen, but it certainly hasn’t gone down well with Xbox owners.

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