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Xbox LIVE Gold Confirmed For Xbox One, Will Be "More Valuable Than Ever"

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Matt Gardner
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Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox LIVE Gold Membership, Xbox One

Xbox LIVE Gold Confirmed For Xbox One, Will Be "More Valuable Than Ever"

One of the things being hotly debated before today's reveal was whether or not Microsoft would be scrapping their yearly subscription service Xbox Live Gold for their next-gen console, especially given Sony and Nintendo's approach to free online multiplayer.

Well, the answer is "no". Xbox LIVE Gold will still exist on the Xbox One, and will apparently "carry over seamlessly" from Xbox 360, "becoming more valuable than ever," according to the freshly published Xbox One fact sheet.

We don't know exactly what that will entail, nor whether we'll see the price increase because of it, but we're fairly certain that we'll find out soon.

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Shadowmancer88  May. 21, 2013 at 20:50

I don't subscribe to it so what will the Xbox one be like for me I wonder.

ODB_69  May. 21, 2013 at 21:04

Seeing how ps4 will require a sub themselves its no great shakes and I don't mind paying for the excellent XBL gold however freebies wouldn't go amiss

Shadowmancer88  May. 21, 2013 at 21:17

Seeing how ps4 will require a sub themselves its no great shakes and I don't mind paying for the excellent XBL gold however freebies wouldn't go amiss


They haven't confirmed whether or not it will need a sub for online play on the PS4, most likely they will have a small price rise for plus and add in the gaikai cloud stuff in it. Remember they have to be competitive with Microsoft and have an edge that it does not have.

ODB_69  May. 22, 2013 at 00:01

Seeing how ps4 will require a sub themselves its no great shakes and I don't mind paying for the excellent XBL gold however freebies wouldn't go amiss


They haven't confirmed whether or not it will need a sub for online play on the PS4, most likely they will have a small price rise for plus and add in the gaikai cloud stuff in it. Remember they have to be competitive with Microsoft and have an edge that it does not have.


True they haven't, lets just say its something I believe to be happening due to some insider info

Last edited by ODB_69, May. 22, 2013 at 00:04
Shadowmancer88  May. 22, 2013 at 00:51

Seeing how ps4 will require a sub themselves its no great shakes and I don't mind paying for the excellent XBL gold however freebies wouldn't go amiss


They haven't confirmed whether or not it will need a sub for online play on the PS4, most likely they will have a small price rise for plus and add in the gaikai cloud stuff in it. Remember they have to be competitive with Microsoft and have an edge that it does not have.


True they haven't, lets just say its something I believe to be happening due to some insider info


I doubt it unless they have a major big difference (quality or PC like mods, use generated content, etc) over Microsoft it will remain free, some things just have to be free nobody in the PC or mobile markets have said that all their online games have to have a paid for sub for online play (MMO's are the exception) only Microsoft has done so and yes they have made money on it but as a competitor Sony has to have some unique difference between them to distinguish themselves in the marketplace last/ current gen it was free to play multiplayer and so it will remain.

ODB_69  May. 22, 2013 at 20:13

Don't count on it mate, unless they change tactics its happening

cicobuff  Jun. 6, 2013 at 17:48

Remember they have to be competitive with Microsoft and have an edge that it does not have.


Exclusive games from good game developers should be enough of an edge.

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