Xbox's Major Nelson has taken to Twitter to announce the free Games with Gold for June 2019. Like past months, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will have four free games to download, with two Xbox One titles and two Xbox 360 titles available.
The Xbox free Games with Gold for June 2019 will start off with NHL 19 on June 1. The latest entry in EA's long-running sports franchise, NHL 19 earned decent reviews when it released back in September of 2018. However, Xbox Live Gold subscribers who are also signed up for EA Access may be disappointed at its inclusion since it's already in the EA Access Vault.
The other Xbox One game that will be a part of the free Games with Gold for June 2019 will become available on June 16 and will be up for download until July 15. The game is called Rivals of Aether, and it's a 2017 indie fighting game that is inspired by Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series. Rivals of Aether may have flew under the radar a bit at the time of its original release, but the game did earn some praise back in the day.
Meanwhile, Xbox 360 gamers also have two free games to download in June 2019. From June 1 to June 15, they can download Portal: Still Alive, the standalone version of the original Portal, and easily the most notable game in the Xbox free Games with Gold for June 2019 lineup.
The other Xbox 360 game is Earth Defense Force 2017, and it will be available from June 16 to June 30. The free Games with Gold for May 2019 featured Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, so it's interesting that this month also features an EDF game.
The first Xbox free Games with Gold for June 2019 will become available on June 1. In the meantime, Xbox Live Gold subscribers still have the chance to download the free Games with Gold for May 2019. This includes Marooners and The Golf Club 2 on Xbox One, as well as Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon and Comic Jumper on Xbox 360.