Xbox consoles to change how free video games are listed

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Xbox engineering lead, Eden Marie, recently revealed on Twitter that the way Xbox consoles would be handing titles currently in an Xbox Free Play Day promotion would be changing.

In addition to showing up within the Xbox Live Gold screen, which is where they’re currently displayed, Free Play Day games will also show up in a user’s library within the Games With Gold category.

“Oh hey, there’s new Free Play Days games on Xbox this weekend!” Marie wrote. “That reminds me that in Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead rings, these games now appear in your full library Games with Gold section for you to install during the period that they are free.”

As Marie mentions, this change is currently only active for Xbox Insiders within the Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead ring. This means that this change is currently being tested and should roll out to the general public within a few months once the team is sure that everything works smoothly.

Free Play Days are special promotions that typically run every weekend of the year. During this period, select games are unlocked for free for all Xbox Live Gold subscribers with an active subscription. This coming weekend’s Free Play titles include The Elder Scrolls Online, Destiny 2’s expansions, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.