Xbox One gamers can play Rocket League and NBA 2K17 for free

Brad Stephenson

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Playing online multiplayer on Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox 360 video game consoles usually requires a user to be a paid Xbox Live Gold subscriber. This weekend though, the company is giving all users a chance to play any game on either console online for free.

Called the Multiplayer All-Access Event, this promotional campaign will run from February 16th through to the 19th and will also allow any console owner to download two of the biggest titles, Rocket League and NBA 2K17, online for free and play online and offline modes during the same time period. Both games will also be discounted to help encourage players to purchase them after the trial period. NBA 2K17 will get a 45% discount until the 20th and Rocket League will sell for 20% off until the 19th.

A special promotional video (complete with cheesy, repetitive dialogue) was released this morning and can be watched right here.

As an added bonus, Xbox gamers will be given the chance to play with the person with the highest Gamerscore, Stallion83. Here are his times:

Rocket League, Hosted by Stallion83 and the Xbox Team: Thursday, February 16 at 1PM PST

NBA 2K17, Hosted by Stallion83 and the Xbox Team: Friday, February 17 at 2PM PST

Are you excited for this event or does it not really interest you? Let us know in the comments below.