Xbox Games with Gold December 2016 free games list updates: Official lineup includes 'Sleeping Dogs' and 'Outlast'

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

The moment many Xbox users – particularly the ones who are subscribed to Microsoft's Xbox Games with Gold program – that have been waiting for has finally arrived. The tech giant has now revealed its official lineup for the December 2016 list of free titles.

Just like its predecessors, Xbox Games with Gold December 2016 will come with two titles each for both the previous-generation Xbox 360 and the current-gen Xbox One consoles.

Fortunately, as part of Microsoft's backward compatibility program, those who are on the current-gen Xbox One platform can also enjoy the games that have been included in the past generation console, according to Major Nelson.

As for the games, those who are on the Xbox 360 will receive the platform game "Outland" (selling retail price $9.99) from developer Housemarque for free starting Thursday, Dec. 1 and will be available until Dec. 15.

Next on the list is the fifth franchise installment "Burnout Paradise" ($14.99) from developer Criterion Games and publisher Electronic Arts. The game will be available starting Friday, Dec. 16 and will be available until Saturday, Dec. 31.

Lastly, for the Xbox One platform, the popular open-world action adventure game "Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition" ($29.99) is free to download for fans with an active subscription to Xbox Games with Gold. It is set to be available for the whole month of December.

The last title on the list – and possibly even the best one added for the Xbox Games with Gold December 2016 aside from "Sleeping Dogs" – is the popular first-person perspective horror game "Outlast" (SRP $19.99). This is a pretty good move for developer Red Barrels, considering that the sequel to the title — "Outlast 2" — is now in development and will soon come out to the public sometime in 2017, according to the website's official post. Sadly, there is no official word yet on the specific release date for the sequel for "Outlast."

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