January 2017’s Xbox and PlayStation free games revealed

Check out what’s on offer for Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus members for the first month of 2017

January’s PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Games with Gold were each revealed recently and you can see what you’ll have the opportunity to play next month as a subscriber to one or both services right here in one convenient place.

Our PlayStation Plus Free Games and Xbox Live Games with Gold sections here at Shortcut Gamer are located under our “More from SCG” menu. The drop down 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 that have been offered so you can take a look at what you’ve missed or get a reminder of what you downloaded at this time last year.

For January 2017, we’ve provided links 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.

PlayStation Plus Free Games

January 2017:

  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4)
  • The Swindle (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Day of The Tentacle Remastered (PS4, Vita)
  • Titan Souls (PS4, Vita)
  • Blazerush (PS3)
  • Azkend 2 (Vita)

Xbox Live Games with Gold

January 2017:

  • Deathtrap: World of Van Helsing (X1) (Jan. 1 – 31)
  • Killer Instinct Season 2 (X1) (Jan. 16 – Feb. 15)
  • The Cave (X360) (Jan. 1 – 15)
  • Rayman Origins (X360) (Jan. 16 – 31)

If you’ve yet to grab December’s games, be sure to do so. Xbox Live Gold titles update starting Jan. 1, with additional games becoming available beginning Jan. 16. PlayStation’s titles will be available in full starting Jan. 3, 2017.

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 keep an eye on 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.

Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus run $59.99 a year. Both services can be purchased at discounts if you watch for sales throughout the year.

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

But don’t forget to keep it locked to SCG for monthly updates on the “free game” offerings and all of the other most essential gaming news from around the world.

Published by Daniel Wilson

I've been involved in journalism for 20+ years and recently earned my Bachelor's degree. Please visit both www.saccitygamer.com and www.dwilsononline.com for more information.

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