There may be a huge price increase in Xbox Live Gold on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Right now, Xbox players have three options when it comes to Xbox Live Gold: one month for $ 10, three months for $ 25 and 6 months for $ 40. Microsoft offered a 12-month subscription for $ 60, but was quietly discontinued last year. As such, the service is priced higher than PlayStation Plus, which still offers a 12-month subscription for $ 60. That said, it seems that Microsoft may be preparing to widen this gap.
On Reddit, a user shared a new image of a 6-month-old Xbox Live Gold membership card in the wild, priced at $ 60. In other words, an Xbox Live Gold subscription that is $ 20 more than the current rate. Can it be fake? Sure, but it’s not the only surface that’s online, suggesting that it’s either a mistake or Microsoft is about to significantly increase the price of the service.
If true, it would mean that Xbox Live Gold would cost twice this time compared to last year. This is a major increase, and one that will be gained with substantial backlash, although it will likely also run the Xbox Game Pass ultimate subscription, which could be a drama. Right now, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which comes with Xbox Live Gold, only costs $ 15 a month.
At the moment of publication, Microsoft has not commented on the leak, which is yet to be verified. If any of these things change, we will be sure to update the story. Meanwhile, take everything here with a grain of salt. Not only is nothing official here, but it can be nothing more than a mistake, or worse, an elaborate hoax.
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