Xbox Series X

Microsoft Has Removed Xbox Live From its Terms

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Microsoft has begun to remove references to Xbox Live in its service agreement, leading to speculation that online multiplayer may be free on Xbox Series X.

This follows Xbox discontinuing the sale of 12-month Xbox Live Gold memberships last month, further fuelling speculation as it seems that Microsoft don't want people signing up for the service for the long term. Xbox Live Gold has been part of the Xbox experience since 2002, but with Microsoft putting forward a consumer-friendly face going into the next generation of consoles, it doesn't seem too unlikely that the service may be pulled.

Additionally, when announcing that Halo Infinite's multiplayer would be going free-to-play, Xbox used the wording "Halo is for everyone", implying that anyone with an Xbox should be able to play. Microsoft has increasingly been pushing the Xbox Game Pass subscription as the place to play, going so far as to roll Project xCloud in with the membership beginning next month. Perhaps given the regular income from Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft is willing to forgo a membership requirement for multiplayer?

Would you be happy to see online multiplayer become free on Xbox? Perhaps Games With Gold will be phased out as well, or bundled into the Game Pass Ultimate subscription? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

[via VGC]


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Game Info


US November 10, 2020

Price: $499.99USD
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