Chile, Hong Kong and Israel
Microsoft is lowering the price of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in Chile, Hong Kong and Israel, responding to the market in those territories. The company confirmed the news to VGC, revealing these changes have been made to fall in line with the economic climate of each territory, rather than serving as the...
"It’s on the roadmap to go away for good"
Yep, it's this story again! You might remember all the rumours that were floating around last year about Microsoft potentially getting rid of Xbox Live Gold, and it's been claimed that's still the plan, albeit maybe not for a while. According to industry reporter Jeff Grubb on the
It's now in testing for Xbox Insiders
Microsoft dropped the big news on us back in January that it would be removing the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play games on Xbox in the near future, and now it's slowly being put into practice. Xbox Insiders in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings are beginning to test this as of today, and the...
Even though it's not advertised as such
Back in January, we highlighted that original Xbox racer MX Unleashed was currently free with Xbox Live Gold despite not being advertised as such, and well over a month later, it's still available at no extra cost. So, think of this as a reminder! You can grab MX Unleashed with your Gold membership simply by...
Business is business
Microsoft's attempt to increase the price of Xbox Live Gold was widely rejected and so it immediately reversed the decision - instead using it as an "opportunity" to announce free-to-play games would no longer require a membership. So what's the plan now that Gold's price will be staying the same? While we doubt Microsoft will...
"We will learn from it"
Yesterday, Microsoft announced it would be increasing the price of its Xbox Live Gold membership. It's now gone back on that decision and even gone a step further announcing free-to-play titles will no longer require a subscription. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, realises the initial announcement upset many people, and has now
Update rolling out in the "coming months"
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...
Instead free-to-play games no longer require a sub
Following the negative response to Microsoft jacking up the price of Xbox Live Gold, the company has now announced it will no longer be increasing the price of its long-running subscription service. In an updated post over on the Xbox website, the company admits it "messed up" and that fans were...
Update: Forget that, it's been reversed!
Update #2: In response to the negative feedback, Microsoft has announced it will no longer be increasing the price of Xbox Live Gold. Get the full rundown in our latest story. Update: Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live Gold is indeed getting a price increase in select markets, and emails and messag
Suggests it's just been delayed
There's been a lot of talk over the past few months about the potential of Xbox Live going free at some point in the future, and while there's been no official sign of it happening any time soon, trusted industry insider Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat appears to be hinting it's still very much a possibility. Asked about...
“We are continuously evaluating our business..."
Update: Various Pure Xbox users have suggested to us that Microsoft hasn't re-added 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions as an option on the Microsoft Store in Latin America, so the increased price for this membership appears to be for renewals and retail codes only. Original story: Microsoft has...