Microsoft renounces Xbox Live Gold price increase






Update 01/23/2021 at 9:50 a.m.

It didn't take long for Microsoft to react to the gamers' scolding. In the end, the American manufacturer has backed down and will not apply increases to the prices of Xbox Live Gold.

We did wrong today and you did right to let us know. Connecting and playing with friends is a vital part of video games and we have failed to meet the expectations of the players who rely on us every day. Therefore, we have decided not to change the prices for Xbox Live Gold.

Better yet, the American manufacturer specifies that Gold will soon no longer be compulsory to play free-to-play titles like Fortnite, Warframe and all the others. Microsoft has listened to its community, and we can only be happy about it.

The gaming division of the American giant begins this year 2021 with a revision of the prices of its Xbox Live Gold. All subscriptions will see their respective prices go up in the coming days.

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 A really justified increase?

In July 2020, rumors suggested that the Xbox Live Gold subscription was doomed to disappear. Remember that the latter allows you to play online and get free games every month. In the end, Microsoft not only confirms the maintenance of Gold but also applies drastic increases on the various formulas of its program. First announced for the American market, the new prices also apply to France.

In its press release reserved for the United States, the manufacturer tried to justify its choice.



Periodically, we assess the value and pricing of our services with the goal of aligning with changes in different markets and to continue to invest in the Xbox community; we will be adjusting prices for Xbox Live Gold in multiple territories. In many markets, the price of Xbox Live Gold has not budged for years, or even more than a decade for some.



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Watch out for the eyes!

The Xboxygen site has contacted the French branch of Xbox (which has still not published an official press release for the moment) in order to know the new prices charged in France. Thus, the monthly subscription to Xbox Live Gold increases to 8.99 € instead of 6.99 €. The 3 months now cost € 23.99 compared to € 19.99 previously. Finally, the 6-month formula has seen the biggest increase with a price set at € 47.99 instead of € 29.99.

Right now, Xbox Game Pass seems spared. It is therefore strongly recommended to opt for the Ultimate formula including access to the Game Pass console, Android and PC, all with Xbox Live Gold included. Because despite the significant increase in the bill, the content of Gold does not move one iota.



What do we think of dodsee?

This is an unusual strategy on the part of Xbox, a manufacturer often applauded for its generous prices for the Game Pass or even the recent Xbox Series S. With this increase, Microsoft may be looking to divert players from Gold. to attract them into the purse of Game Pass Ultimate, which has become the standard bearer of the firm. Now we'll have to watch what's going on at Sony, hoping that the PlayStation Plus opts for a different strategy.

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