Fans waiting for something new to play this weekend can choose to download a special offer only available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

Free Play Day events continue to be offered by the tech giant in 2019, and Xbox One gamers are getting their first for September.

As always, these exclusive titles are only available for a limited time but offer the full game experience.

They are also separate from Games with Gold, meaning you can enjoy all of them at the same time.

And this weekend, Xbox Live gamers can play Madden NFL 20 on Xbox One for free without any limits on content.

Microsoft confirmed as much in a new blog post, informing fans that they could also buy the full version at a reduced price during the Free Play Days event.

The special Madden offer has been timed for the start of the 2019 NFL season and will be playable during all the weekend’s action.

Madden NFL 20 is available to play for free until September 8 in the United States and a little longer in the UK.


According to the official EA site, the trial will officially end just before midnight on September 8 PST, which means 8am in the UK.

As an additional step, Xbox Live gamers may need to register an official EA account if they haven’t already got one.

“In Madden NFL 20, you are at the centre of everything. Experience the thrill of the gridiron and the journey to becoming an NFL superstar,” a message from the Madden dev team explains.

“In the new Face of the Franchise: QB1 career campaign, you control the narrative. Start in college as you prepare for the pros, compete in the combine, and get drafted to the league. Every choice you make has an impact on the type of player you’ll become and how you become the face of the franchise.

“With Madden Ultimate Team, build a team with your favourite NFL players of past and present and compete, collect rewards, and upgrade your team. In Madden Ultimate Team, you can also complete all-new missions for more rewards.

“In Exhibition, you can play solo, with, and against friends and others in head-to-head online and offline matches. And don’t forget about the new game-changing Superstar X-Factor abilities that separate the NFL’s elite players and elevate your game to the next level.

“Join in and partake in Madden NFL 20’s Season 1: Kickoff Celebration where you’ll also be introduced to the all-new Superstar KO mode.

“Squad up and take down the competition in Madden’s fastest co-op eliminator made featuring five-minute games, a unique stadium and commentary, dynamic rules, and icons of football culture.”

As mentioned above, Madden 20 can also be purchased at a reduced price for a limited time this week.

This includes 20% off the Superstar Edition and Ultimate Superstar Edition of the game.

It should also be noted that your progress, Gamerscore, and earned achievements will be saved from the Free Play Day event.

Games with Gold titles are also available to download this weekend, including Hitman: Complete Season One.

This will be added to on September 16 by We Were Here, a new puzzle game all about escaping an abandoned castle with a friend or a stranger online.

“This challenging puzzler finds you and one other player trapped alone in different parts of a mysterious castle with only your walkie-talkie and voice to help you.

“Communication and collaboration with your partner are key, as every room will challenge your wits and only your voice and teamwork will allow you to escape.”