Xbox increases Pricing for Xbox Live Gold & Shortly After Reverts The Decision: Free-To-Play Games to be Available to Everyone on Xbox

Xbox’s gaming service is perhaps unparalleled. The company offers its online premium service at a good cost, giving a plethora of titles to choose from. Not to mention, it is better than any of the competitors’ offerings. This gives it an added edge, of course. A couple of hours ago, the company decided to launch a statement. In this statement, they added that they would be increasing the price of the Xbox Live Gold membership cost. They claim to add to the pricing as the net realised value (a very accounting way of looking at it) increases over time.

Now, the company, in its blog post added that they would be increasing the pricing by $1 for the one-month membership, $5 for the 3-month one and $59.99 for the 6-month subscription. Of course, players reacted very badly to this and they did not like this change. While it is not a big jump, it is still pretty significant. To curb the outrage, the company quickly took time to rectify their decision. In a tweet from Parris, they edited that article.

They claim that they made an error and should not be increasing the price like this. Instead, they would want to make things easier for their players. They claim that new members would not have to pay the premium they claimed to add. Additionally, existing members would be paying the same amount as well. Not only that but they also claim that the free to play games would be made available for everyone on Xbox in the coming months.

Sarmad Burki


Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.