If you have an existing Twitch Prime subscription, you’re about to receive some extra perks! Starting on March 15th, Twitch users with an active Prime subscription will be able to access “Free Games With Prime,” a new feature on Twitch that seeks to compete with services such as Games With Gold on Xbox and the Instant Game Collection on PlayStation Plus.
As of today, March 15th, Twitch Prime members will have access to
Superhot, Oxenfree, Mr. Shifty, Shadow Tactics, and Tales From Candlekeep, and on April 1st through to April 30th, you’ll be able to download Tales From the Borderlands, Steamworld Dig 2, Kingsway, Tokyo 42, and Dubwars. As part of Twitch’s Indie Amplifier Program, eight of these titles will be available for free on Twitch for the foreseeable future.
While giving away games is nothing new to Twitch—you can currently download
Devil May Cry on Twitch for free until April 4th—this is the first official program of theirs to give away games on a regular basis, and it also happens to be the first service to do so across PC platforms.
As with its competitors, there’s a catch. You’ll be able to play and keep the games forever, just like Games With Gold, but the games can only be accessed through Twitch’s own marketplace platform, which requires you to install the Twitch desktop app.
What do you think about Twitch’s new free games program? Is the selection up to snuff to compete with it’s console counterparts? Hit the comments to let us know what you think!