Microsoft has recently announced the next game that will be made available for free via its Xbox Live Gold program. The game that is to be offered for free will be 'Defense Grid: The Awakening', which will be available to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers for free from today until 15th July. This project is part of Microsofts twice-monthly pattern announced during E3 in which they will offer two titles a month to Gold users for free, meaning the next free game should be available on July 16th. This scheme was put in place to rival Sony's PlayStation Plus service. During E3, Microsoft announced that two titles, Assassin's Creed 2 and Halo 3, have been namechecked to make an appearance on the scheme.