Do not expect Xbox 360 games to be added to your library through Xbox Games with Gold or Game Pass subscriptions come this October 2022.
Microsoft sent an email to Xbox Game Pass users earlier today, which contained disappointing news for Xbox 360 fanatics. The email reads (as replicated on Reddit):
“Beginning October 1, 2022, the monthly games provided to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members via Games with Gold will no longer include Xbox 360 titles. We have reached the limit of our ability to bring Xbox 360 games to the catalog; however, Games with Gold will continue to include exciting Xbox One titles and exclusive savings each month. This will not impact any Xbox 360 games that you downloaded before October 2022. Any Xbox 360 titles that you redeem via Games with Gold before that time are yours to keep on your Xbox account, regardless of whether you continue your subscription. Thank you for being a loyal member.”
– Team Xbox
Hence, fans shouldn’t expect Xbox 360 games to pop up anymore in the near-immediate future. It’s worth noting, as mentioned in the email, that any existing Xbox 360 games that players have previously downloaded using the service will remain available to play anytime. It’s just that Xbox 360 games will no longer be included in the monthly games added to the catalog. That means anyone joining the service starting in October will never ever get any Xbox 360 games from its service.
This change also does not seem to affect any Xbox 360 games purchased or obtained through other means, which is something that is more important in the grander scheme of things.