Microsoft Has Special Treats For Non-Gold Subscribers; Offer Until March 15

By Mia P. , Updated Feb 22, 2017 04:46 AM EST

Xbox Live Gold subscribers enjoyed "Rocket League" and "NBA 2K17" for free from Feb.16-19. This was part of the "Multiplayer All-Access event" that Microsoft has prepared to entice Xbox Live members that are not yet Gold subscribers.

The latest event allows Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners to experience the benefits of their premium service. The aforementioned games were playable for free for a limited time only.

Meanwhile, as part of the free games of Gold members, they can grab "Project CARS" until March 15 for their Xbox One and the backward compatible "The Force Unleashed" until Feb. 28. Gamers who have not logged in to their Microsoft accounts should check out their latest benefits, IGN reports.

"Rocket League" developed and by published Psyonix, is a soccer video game, but instead of people playing in the field, it is rocket powered cars. "NBA 2K17" by Electronic Arts, is the digital video game of the NBA league, while "Projects CARS" was published by Bandai Namco and is a car racing simulator that includes 74 drivable cars, has more than 30 unique locations , 110 race course with both real and fictional tracks. "The Force Unleashed" is a "Star Wars" game that will surely wake the force within the gamers.

Sony is said to have a similar event for its PlayStation 4 owners. Nonmembers of PlayStation Plus will have a chance to try out the subscription-based service later this month.

In related news, Xbox Live experienced some technical issues last Feb. 14. Players reported that they were unable to access their respective friends list and Achievements. Microsoft acknowledged the said issue via their Twitter support page and Xbox Live status site, according to GameSpot.

Microsoft issued an update for its Xbox Live members stating that they have "identified the problem causing some members to have issues viewing Achievements, Friends List, or the activity of friends." Full Xbox Live services were restored a few hours later after it was initially detected. Watch the "Project CARS" review video:

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