To bring Xbox Live more in line with how we see the player at the center of their experience we will be removing Gold requirements for free-to-play games.— Xbox (@Xbox) January 23, 2021
We're starting work on that immediately and will have updates in the coming months. Details: https://t.co/tWomNAwmp9
“We messed up today and you were right to let us know. Connecting and playing with friends is a vital part of gaming and we failed to meet the expectations of players who count on it every day,” they wrote. “As a result, we have decided not to change Xbox Live Gold pricing. We’re turning this moment into an opportunity to bring Xbox Live more in line with how we see the player at center of their experience. Free-to-play games will truly be free and you will no longer need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play those games on Xbox. We are working hard to deliver this change as soon as possible in the coming months.”
“If you are an Xbox Live Gold member already, you stay at your current price for renewal,” the statement continues. “New and existing members can continue to enjoy Xbox Live Gold for the same prices they pay today. In the U.S., $9.99 for 1-month, $24.99 for 3-month, $39.99 for 6-months and $59.99 for retail 12-months. Thank you.”
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