Microsoft has today announced that the price of Xbox Live Gold has increased for short-term subscriptions. This applies to one-month and three-month subscriptions. Head on below for the full announcement by Microsoft today.
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First the important stuff for existing members: if you’re a current six-month or 12-month Xbox Live Gold member, the price increase won’t affect you, as you can renew your membership at the current rate.
Xbox Live Gold Price Increase Overview:
- If you’re an existing online 12-month or 6-month Xbox Live Gold member, there’s no price change. If you choose to renew your membership, it will renew at the current price.
- The price of a 1-month Gold membership is increasing $1 USD and the price of a 3-month membership is increasing $5 USD or the equivalent amount in your local market.
- If you’d like to upgrade your Gold membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate your remaining Gold time will also convert directly to Ultimate (up to 36 months). For example, if you have 11 months of Xbox Live Gold now, and you upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, those 11 months convert to 11 months of Ultimate at no additional cost.
- 1-month for $10.99
- 3-months for $29.99
- 6-months for $59.99
According to Microsoft, members have already been notified in some regions, and if you’re in a region where prices are being adjusted, you’ll get an email and a message center notification over the next month letting you know what the new pricing is.
While a price increase is not welcome news to gamers, Microsoft did point out that the price of Xbox Live Gold has not changed in over 10 years, and let’s face it, it’s not that big of a price increase if you think about it, no?
Source: Xbox Wire