Xbox Games with Gold December 2016 free games list news, updates: Official lineup for December includes 'Outlast'

(Redbarrelgames)Official in-game screenshot from Red Barrel Studio's "Outlast"

The moment many Xbox users – particularly the ones who have an active Xbox Games with Gold subscription – have been waiting for has arrived. The December 2016 list of free games for the Microsoft Xbox program is finally here and it includes some of the most popular titles that will surely get everyone on the subscription-based program excited.

According to the report from Major Nelson, Xbox One users with an active Xbox Games with Gold subscription will receive "Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition," the popular open-world game from publisher Square Enix Holdings and developer United Front Games which has a retail price of $29.99. This game is going to be available on the current-generation console for the whole month of December.

The second game that has been added for the Xbox Games with Gold December 2016 is the popular first-person survival horror title from Red Barrels Studio, "Outlast." This title — which comes with a retail price of $19.99 for non-members — will be available starting Friday, Dec. 16 and will continue to be free until Jan. 15, 2017, just like all the other Xbox One titles from the previous lineups that get transferred to the next month's list. A perfect example for this is last November's "Murdered: Soul Suspect" that became available from Nov. 16 until Dec. 15.

Those who are still playing on the previous-generation console — the Xbox 360 — will receive two titles as well. Ubisoft and Housemarque's platform game "Outland" (SRP $9.99), is set to be available on the platform starting Dec. 1 and will run through the 15th of the month. It will then be replaced with the fifth franchise installment, "Burnout Paradise" (SRP $14.99), from developer Criterion Games.

Fans should also note that all titles that have been included in the Xbox 360 list are going to be playable on the Xbox One console, thanks to Microsoft's backward compatibility program.

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