September’s Xbox and PlayStation free games revealed

Check out what’s on offer for Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus members for September

September’s PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Games with Gold have been announced and you can see what you’ll be playing next month right here in one convenient place.

If you haven’t already seen it, we want to make sure all of our readers are aware of our PlayStation Plus Free Games and Xbox Live Games with Gold sections here at Shortcut Gamer.

Our “More from SCG” menu features a page for each of the two subscription services. In addition to the games for the upcoming month, we’ve listed all of the previous games, so you can see what all has been offered on each program since each service’s respective debut.

For September, we’ve provided links (below) to those pages as well as the lists of games you’ll be getting during the month if you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold and/or PlayStation Plus.

Don’t forget, both Sony and Microsoft offer weekly sales, many of which have deeper discounts for subscribers or that are locked out to non-subscribers, so be sure to hit up the PlayStation Blog and Major Nelson’s Xbox Blog or just browse each service’s respective game store for more information on those.

Keep in mind, too, that Xbox 360 Games with Gold are now playable on Xbox One via the backward compatibility functionality.

If you’ve yet to grab August’s games, be sure to do so. Xbox Live Gold titles update starting September 1, with additional games becoming available beginning September 16, and PlayStation’s titles will be available from September 6 through October 3.

Xbox Live Gold runs $59.99 a year and starting September 22, PlayStation Plus will run $59.99 a year. Both services can be purchased at discounts if you watch for sales throughout the year. Black Friday is a great time to take advantage of lower prices and stock up on a couple years of each service. However, with PlayStation Plus jumping $10 in price for a one-ear subscription, now is a good time to stock up.

For more on what each service offers in addition to the monthly free games, please visit each service’s respective official web page.

PlayStation Plus Free Games

September 2016:

  • Journey (PS4, PS3)
  • Lords of the Fallen (PS4)
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PS3)
  • Datura (PS3)
  • Badland (Vita, PS3, PS4)
  • Amnesia: Memories (Vita)

Xbox Live Games with Gold

September 2016:

  • Earthlock: Festival of Magic (X1) (Sept. 1-30)
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (X1) (Sept. 16-Oct. 15)
  • Forza Horizon (X360) (Sept. 1-15)
  • Mirror’s Edge (X360) (Sept. 16-30)
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