A few months ago, things seemed to be getting started for Microsoft’s historic subscription: last summer, the 12-month plan disappeared from the online store, and many gamers were wondering about the game’s future. Online on Xbox.
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[MJ 18h] : Our colleagues at Eurogamer have just announced that the price increase will also affect the UK, in the same proportions as on the other side of the Atlantic. The monthly subscription ranges from £ 6.99 to £ 7.99, the quarterly from £ 17.99 to £ 21.99, and the semiannual from £ 29.99 to £ 42.99.
]Update 7.15pm]: Our colleagues on the side Xboxygen were able to contact the French subsidiary of Xbox to find out if France would also be affected by this increase in gold subscription prices. This is the case because the monthly subscription for Xbox Live Gold will soon increase to $ 8.99 instead of $ 6.99, the quarterly version will cost $ 23.99 instead of $ 19.99, and the price of a 6-month subscription will be significantly increased as it will spend $ 47.99 instead of $ 29.99!
As is so often the case, the sources of insider The industry itself announces that it has missed the boat, and not just a little: during the journalist Jeff Grubb The American manufacturer today announced a general price increase without bothering to take advantage of the conditional complete disappearance of Xbox Live Gold to migrate to a free online game. It’s because times are tough for everyone …
Times like eggs are tough
In the US, Microsoft has just announced a new price list, not without justifying itself:
Since Xbox Live launched (18 years ago!) We’ve worked to make Xbox Live the most successful multiplayer network out there. Millions of gamers come together on Xbox to play with their friends and experience great games.
We invest in our community by strengthening the digital security of our players, enabling new ways to share, communicate and play with your friends, and ensure industry-leading reliability on our network.
From time to time we will evaluate our services and make price adjustments for Xbox Live Gold in certain markets. For some of them this has not changed in more than 10 years.
Because of this, American gamers now have to pay a little more to enjoy online games and two titles offered each month:
- The monthly subscription drops from $ 9.99 to $ 10.99
- The quarterly subscription drops from $ 24.99 to $ 29.99
- Semi-annual subscription drops from $ 39.99 to $ 59.99
You will understand: in the best case, A subscription year now costs around $ 120. To imagine the American glove hoping gamers will migrate to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate formula, which includes online gaming in particular, there is just one step.
And in France?
Players who want to take the opportunity to spend time together will use the remaining time with the new formula.. If your Xbox Live Gold subscription ends in 6 months, your conversion to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will end on the same date.
For their part the France does not appear to be affected by this surge yet and the Microsoft official website continues to appear 6.99 dollars for the monthly plan and 19.99 dollars for the quarterly plan.