Since Xbox introduced Xbox Live on the original Xbox, they have stayed consistent with requiring players to pay a subscription fee to game online.
While this price has changed slightly in recent years.
Today, they have adjusted the price yet again, and some fans are not happy.
Here are the updated prices for US and UK gamers!
The backlash to Xbox's announcement was so severe, that they reverted back the price increases for all users.
This change was confirmed via a tweet from the official Xbox account!
Today was not great. We always try to do our best for you and today we missed the mark.
We hear you, and we’re reversing our Xbox Live Gold pricing updates.
Essentially, the one-month subscription plan for Xbox Live is going to increase by $1 USD.
While the six-month subscription plan is going to see an increase of around $5 USD.
Here is what Xbox had to say regarding this price increase:
Periodically, we assess the value and pricing of our services to reflect changes in regional marketplaces and to continue to invest in the Xbox community; we’ll be making price adjustments for Xbox Live Gold in select markets. In many markets, the price of Xbox Live Gold has not changed for years and in some markets, it hasn’t changed for over 10 years.
- If you’re an existing online 12-month or 6-month Xbox Live Gold member, there’s no price change. If you choose to renew your membership, it will renew at your current price.
- The price of a 1-month Gold membership is increasing $1 USD and the price of a 3-month membership is increasing $5 USD or the equivalent amount in your local market.
- If you’d like to upgrade your Gold membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate your remaining Gold time will also convert directly to Ultimate (up to 36 months). For example, if you have 11 months of Xbox Live Gold now, and you upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, those 11 months convert to 11 months of Ultimate at no additional cost.
Going forward, new pricing will be 1-month for $10.99, 3-months for $29.99, and 6-months for $59.99, or your local market equivalent.
For UK gamers, here are the new prices for Xbox Live:
- One-month: £7.99
- Three-months: £21.99
- Six-months: £42.99
Be sure to let us know your thoughts regarding these changes!