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Xbox Games With Gold starts 2017 with Rayman Origins, Killer Instinct

Goodbye, 2016

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

In tumultuous times such as these, you can at least rely on a few sure things: The sun will rise in the east every morning, traveling during the holidays will be a nightmare, and Microsoft and Sony will offer free games to customers who subscribe to their respective online services. January 2017 will be no different, with Xbox Live Gold members getting access to four games as part of their subscription.

Xbox One owners will be able to download Neocore Games’ World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap (regularly $19.99) all month long, and the Ultra Edition of Iron Galaxy Studios’ Killer Instinct Season 2 (reg. $39.99) from Jan. 16 through Feb. 15.

On the Xbox 360, players will get the Double Fine adventure game The Cave (reg. $14.99) from Jan. 1-15 and the classic Ubisoft Montpellier platformer Rayman Origins (reg. $14.99) from Jan. 16-31.

Until 2017 rolls around and hope springs anew for a fresh start, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can check out the impressive December Games With Gold lineup.

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