Microsoft Might Remove Xbox Live Gold Requirement For Free-to-Play Games

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Microsoft may have entered the gaming industry late but the company proved to everyone that it deserves to stay, with the Xbox line of systems proving to be a stellar set of consoles with great games and features, though Xbox Live and its successor, Xbox Live Gold, are a bit controversial since they started paid online gaming that was also later used by Sony and Nintendo with the PS4 and Nintendo Switch respectively.

While not perfect, Xbox Live Gold has proven to be a solid service, giving fans plenty of great online gaming memories, though many have complained about needing the service just to play free-to-play online games like Fortnite and Apex Legends, making them feel less “free” due to the need of online payment.

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Microsoft Might Remove Xbox Live Gold Requirement For Free-to-Play Games

Thankfully, Xbox Insider has confirmed that Microsoft will be dropping the need for paid online when it comes to free-to-play games soon.

Currently, Microsoft is working hard to ensure that this next major update will improve your paid and free online play, with the reports confirming that features like voice chat will also be available when playing something like Warzone.

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Honestly, we’re surprised it took Microsoft this long to drop Xbox Live Gold for free-to-play games since Sony and Nintendo have been doing this for quite some time, but at least they finally learned.

Fans with an Xbox One or Xbox Series X are probably happy about this since they might be able to delay payment for this service if they are focused on Fortnite or Warzone.

No release date has been revealed for this Xbox Live Gold update but we’re sure it will happen sooner or later.