UPDATE: GamesIndustry.biz received a response from Microsoft which suggests the reveal of Free Play Day with Gold release wasn’t intentional
“A promotional tile for ‘Max: Curse of the Brotherhood’ was posted briefly on the US dash in error yesterday. We apologize for any inconvenience. We’re constantly exploring different ways to offer more benefits to our Xbox Live Gold members and will keep them updated when special offers become available.”
ORIGINAL STORY: Microsoft has rolled out a new feature to players taking part in the Xbox One Beta program called Free Play Day with Gold. The feature lets you download and play Xbox One games for 24 hours to see if you like the game enough to buy it. The Dashboard Beta users saw Max: The Curse of Brotherhood as the test game for this new addition.
The game makes its appearance under the Xbox One’s Games with Gold section under a new label – Free Play Day with Gold according to users on Reddit. The layout of the screen suggests Free Play Day with Gold is in addition to Games with Gold, if this is the case it would mean Xbox Live Gold subscribers would see two or more Xbox One titles free to download each month. Microsoft has yet to confirm details of the feature such as which games will be available, how they will roll out and whether games alternate between months or run continually.