Xbox Live Games with Gold subscribers are always looking to get their money's worth after paying their subscription fees. Most of them have been pretty pleased with the usual offering of free games per month, and recently there have been multiple titles with backwards capacity for Xbox One users. The list of available free games for December 2015 has shown up a few weeks ago, and usually now is the time where Game with Gold subscribers look to the next month. However, there hasn't really been many news or speculation on what Games with Gold Free Games will be available for January 2016 and beyond.
Most people reading this are probably wondering when the announcements for the free games for next month, January 2016, are going to be released. Generally, the rumors about the Xbox Live Games with Gold Free Games for the next month start to really heat up in the month before it, usually on the last two weeks, after certain games for the month begin to expire.
After doing an online search, there seems to be very little devoted to any predictions as to what new games will be available for January 2016. In fact, much of the sources that can be found with "Predictions for 2016" or "Predictions for January 2016" are clearly sourced from a Gospel Herald article written one week ago here.
Although nothing solid could be determined, it was suggested that Games with Gold subscribers could predict what games were going to be released for free by checking what new offerings would be available in 2016. From here, games from here, titles like Far Cry 3, Hitman, Mirror's Edge, Deus Ex, and others tend to come up.
In the meantime, here are the games available for the month of December 2015:
Available all month for the Xbox One is Thief, a reboot of a 1998 game, and the player controls Garrett in a steampunk Victorian world as the stealth game focuses on stealing from the rich. This game is available from December 15th to January 15th.
Time is running out for another game available for the Xbox One from December 1st to the 31st is The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, an action role-playing game that is the first in a series of games about the son of the famous vampire hunter taking out a lot of supernatural enemies in a steampunk world.
Time is very much almost ran out as Xbox 360 players can enjoy CastleStorm from December 1st to the 15th, but it might not be available by the time this article has posted.
From December 16-31, Xbox 360 users can enjoy two games. One of them is Sacred 3, which is described on the Steam Store as "an arcade Hack 'n' Slash game for up to 4 players". The other game is Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising.