Following the first rumours of the part of a journalist, who announced the next stop of the Xbox Live Gold membership, a spokesman for Microsoft reacts officially on another site to refute the rumors.
It is now many years that the online gaming services on consoles are all paid for. This is the side of Sony with the PS4 and the PlayStation Plus. On the side of Microsoft on Xbox One with Xbox Live Gold. Or even on the side of Nintendo with the Nintendo Switch Online.
Microsoft was the first to show the way from the beginning of the 2000s, and naturally Sony and Nintendo have finished, follow the same path. We even had the right to certain excesses with publishers, which were to pay for access to online modes of their games opportunities.
At the end of July, a possible trip back seemed to be with a potential abandonment of the Xbox Live by Microsoft. At least, until a spokesperson for the firm informs to the contrary. Then, a true denial or attempt to catch the blow for a big announcement next ?
Xbox Live always on the Series X
At the end of July, so it was Jeff Grubb, american journalist among our colleagues from VentureBeat who announced publicly on Twitter that Microsoft would soon drop the Xbox Live Gold membership in order to allow players access to online games, but also to the different services free of charge.
Today, a reversal of the situation given that our colleagues at The Verge, officially announced that Microsoft will not abandon the Xbox Live. And their source cannot be more official since it comes from an official spokesperson for Microsoft.
We have no intention to stop Xbox Live Gold for the moment. This is an important aspect of the game on Xbox today, and this will always be the case in the future.
The official spokesperson of Microsoft
Several questions remain however unanswered. With several doubts on the part of Xbox players. In fact, in the last few weeks, it is no longer possible to buy a subscription Xbox Live Gold 12 month. In addition to this, Microsoft has recently been substituted for the words “Xbox Live” with ” Xbox online Service “. What never ceases to arouse the curiosity of the players.
To answer that, this same spokesman said that the new name “Xbox online Service” represents all the options of “underlying” with respect to the services included in the Xbox Live such as management of friends. The spokesman of Microsoft said that this decision was taken in order to make the difference, precisely, between services on an “underlying” and the Xbox Live Gold membership, which will remain paid.
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