Xbox 360 gamers get Preview program; can now reserve their Xbox One Games with Gold

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Microsoft is paying attention to Xbox 360 owners, with the company now launching the Xbox 360 Preview Program. Not only that, but 360 gamers can now reserve their Xbox One Games with Gold even if they don’t own the new-gen console.

Users on the Xbox 360 that are subscribed to Gold can now start building up their games collection for the Xbox One, even without owning the console. The feature, which recently went live, allows these users to essentially reserve their Free Games with Gold without downloading them.


If they buy a new console and sign into Live, their reserved games will show up, and users can select which games should start downloading. Considering there’s a new title every month, gamers can end up with a decent games collection even before they buy their next-gen console.

Secondly, Microsoft announced that they’ve now begun rolling out an Xbox 360 Preview program that, similarly to the one found on Xbox One, will allow users to enroll and receive software updates ahead of the general release.

The company also announced that the first preview release will feature improvements to network troubleshooting and a connectivity test, with upload and download speed test – features that were requested many times by users.

For now, only select players get to be in the Preview, with an Xbox Live message letting them know they’re in. Whether this program will be expanded to more users later, remains at Microsoft’s discretion.


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