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Xbox Live Gold price hike won't happen after all, says Microsoft

That Xbox Live Gold price hike you were bummed about? Turns out it's not happening -- Microsoft has changed its mind. "We messed up today and you were right to let us know," Microsoft said late Friday, in an update to the blog post that had announced the higher pricing for the online-gaming service. "Connecting and playing with friends is a vital part of gaming and we failed to meet the expectations of players who count on it every day. As a result, we have decided not to change Xbox Live Gold pricing."
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Xbox Live Gold Price Will Not Increase After All

Microsoft announced on January 22, 2021 that the Xbox Live Gold price would increase. However, less than 24 hours later, Microsoft reversed its decision via an official blog post. The price for the online service will stay the same. Additionally, free-to-play games will no longer require membership in the near future.
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Microsoft reverses Xbox Live price hike, will add free multiplayer for some games

In one of the first positive Friday night news dumps I can remember, Microsoft has not only reversed course on its poorly-received plan to raise the price for Xbox Live, it’s adding a treat. Soon, for free-to-play games (like Fortnite, Apex Legends or Halo Infinite when it comes out later this year), multiplayer access will be free, making the Xbox a much more attractive platform for gamers on a budget. Playing a game like Fortnite on PlayStation Network or PC has always been free, and now Xbox Live will handle things the same way.
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Microsoft backtracks on Xbox Live Gold price hike

Microsoft has reversed its controversial Xbox Live price increase. The company announced a price hike on Friday that would have doubled the cost of a yearly subscription to the service, which is required to play games online on Xbox consoles, to $120 for many users. Now, though, Microsoft says the price will stay the same.
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Playstation Plus Subscribers React to Xbox Live Gold Price Increase

After a price hike leaked last night, this morning Microsoft officially announced that it's increasing the price of Xbox Live Gold on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and other platforms. This time last year, a 12-month subscription of Xbox Live Gold cost the same amount of money as a 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus, which is to say $60. And this was fitting given the two services are very similar, though PlayStation Plus is widely considered the superior of the two thanks to its better offering of monthly free games, more stable servers, and because free-to-play games don't require a subscription like they do with Xbox Live Gold.
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Xbox Live Gold Makes 4 New Games Free for Xbox One and Xbox Series X Players

Microsoft has made four new games free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers via Games With Gold and it's January lineup of free games, all of which are playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. Since January 1, the critically-acclaimed Little Nightmares has been free since January 1. However, joining it is now Dead Rising, Breakdown, and Frontlines: Fuel of War, the last of which is a surprise freebie subscribers had no clue was coming.
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Xbox Live Games With Gold Makes New Games Free for 2021

Xbox Live Gold subscribers have two new free games to download and play, courtesy of Games With Gold. January is here, which means that Xbox Live Gold's first free games of 2021 are here as well. From now until the end of the month, all Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download and play Little Nightmares, one of 2017's best games and a game getting a sequel next month. Meanwhile, the other free game is The King of Fighters XIII, which debuted over a decade ago back in 2010. The former is an Xbox One game playable on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S via backward compatibility while the latter is an Xbox 360 game playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S via the same technology. That said, while Little Nightmares is free for the entire month, King of Fighters XIII is only free until January 15.
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Xbox Live Games With Gold for February 2021 Announced, Xbox Live Gold Price Hike Also Announced

Microsoft has announced the lineup of free games coming to Xbox Live Gold subscribers next month, alongside announcing a price hike for their online platform. The new pricing for an Xbox Live Gold subscription will be increased slightly, starting at $10.99 for one month, $29.99 for three months, and $59.99 for six months – equaling a $1 increase for one month, $5 for three months, and $20 for six months.
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What’s new in January for Xbox Live Gold members?

Xbox Live Gold lives to see another month of free offerings for subscribers. And this month actually has a few games you’ll want to check out!. Xbox Live Gold members have had a rough couple of months for offerings, that’s for sure. But with the release of the Series X, there was enough excitement to make up for the lackluster options. The good news is that January looks like it might turn things around.
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January 2021 Free Games for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold

January 2021 Free Games for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold. Sony and Microsoft have both announced the slate of January 2021 free games that will be available to subscribing PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. PlayStation Plus members will receive two PlayStation 4...
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