Free-To-Play Xbox Games Won't Require Xbox Live Gold Anymore

There's been a lot of discussion in the past about Microsoft potentially dropping the requirement of an Xbox Live Gold membership in order to enjoy free-to-play titles on Xbox, and today it's finally happened.

Microsoft attached this to the news that it had decided against increasing the price of its Xbox Live Gold membership - explaining how it would instead turn the moment into an "opportunity".

As Xbox's Aaron Greenberg puts it, free-to-play titles after this update will be "unlocked". This change will be rolled out in the "coming months", so keep an eye out in the future for this news.

"We’re turning this moment into an opportunity to bring Xbox Live more in line with how we see the player at the center of their experience. For free-to-play games, 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."

It means even if you don't sub to Xbox Live Gold, you'll still be able to play titles like Rocket League online. To find out more about Microsoft's latest announcement, get the full rundown in our previous post.