Games With Gold Vs. PlayStation Plus For January 2015

The Xbox Games with Gold and partial PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection lists are out for January 2015. As we do every month, we take a look at what the two giant console makers are offering for their loyal subscribers.

Games With Gold January 2015Microsoft Games With Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360

According to Major Nelson, Xbox 360 owners who are Gold subscribers will get MX vs. ATV Alive as the first offering of the month. The franchise has been around since 2005 under THQ with the first entry MX vs ATV Unleashed. Alive was rereleased in 2011 for the Xbox 360 and the last game published by THQ. Developed by Rainbow Studios, the game is an off-road racer which received favorable reviews but did not stand out as a top seller. It was unique at the time for having a new pricing model at $39.99 coupled with a large amount of DLC for purchase. The game will be available for download from January 1 through the January 15.

The second Xbox 360 game is The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings which will be available for download on the January 16 till the January 31. The well-received RPG from CD Project RED is the second in the trilogy of Witcher games, with the third installment due out in 2015. This game was actually gifted to President Obama by the Polish Prime Minister as a show of pride in the countries rapidly expanding gaming development industry.

Xbox One owners will be treated to the cell shaded D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die. The cell shaded game from Access Games features a time traveling detective who has to solve his wife’s murder before he can prevent her death. An exclusive title for the Xbox One with an episodic content platform, only three episodes have been released so far. The game will be available for download starting on January 1 and last through the month.

MX vs ATV Alive (Xbox 360)
Original Release Date | November 29, 2011
Games With Gold Release Date | January 1, 2015 – January 15, 2015
Original Price: $19.99

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition (Xbox 360)
Original Release Date | October 9, 2012
Games With Gold Release Date | January 16, 2015 – January 31, 2015
Original Price: $29.99

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die(Xbox One)
Original Release Date | September 9, 2014
Games With Gold Release Date | January 1, 2015
Original Price: $14.99

PlayStation Plus Vs Games With Gold January 2015Sony PlayStation Plus Instant Games Collection for PlayStation 4

So far the only games confirmed by Sony for the Instant Game Collection are for the PlayStation 4. Sony does not release the titles till the last week of the month traditionally, but in a previous report from the Inquistir, we know that the PlayStation 4 is getting a standalone DLC as well as a cross buy game for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

inFAMOUS First Light is a stand alone DLC for inFAMOUS Second Son, the third game in the Sucker Punch developed franchise for Sony. The studio that brought gamers Sly Cooper during the PlayStation 2 era, brought gamers an electrifying open-world superhero adventure with the first two games for the PlayStation 3. Second Son takes place in the same universe, but is not a direct sequel with First Light being something of a prequel. The game follows the story of Abigail Walker, a.k.a. Fetch. Fetch was one of several characters that were featured in the story of Second Son, but she was not playable. First Light will give players the chance to see the events that lead to her capture and eventual escape to Seattle with her neon powers.

The Swapper is the second game that will be available to PS Plus subscribers and downloading it during this month’s Instant Game Collection period will also allow you to download to own the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions of the game for as long as your subscription is current. Often compared to Portal, this side scrolling platform puzzle solver users a device called the Swapper which allows the player to create up to 4 clones of themselves. Developed by Facepalm Games and ported to consoles by Curve Studios, the game was originally released in 2013.

inFAMOUS First Light (PlayStation 4)
Original Release Date | August 26, 2014
PlayStation Plus Release Date | January 6, 2015
Original Price: $24.99

The Swapper (PlayStation 4 | PlayStation 3 | PS Vita)
Original Release Date | August 5, 2014
PlayStation Plus Release Date | January 6, 2015
Original Price: $19.99

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