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1491470cookie-checkMicrosoft To Discontinue Xbox Live Gold And Turn Multiplayer Free, Says Report

Microsoft To Discontinue Xbox Live Gold And Turn Multiplayer Free, Says Report

We’ve reported on Microsoft and the Xbox Team potentially putting an end to paid online subscriptions when gaming online. In other words, the Xbox Live Gold subscription may be gone for good moving forward seeing that another reputable source has come forward about the green team letting go of said subscription service.

Before proceeding onward, website has a somewhat decent track record when it comes to rumors and leaks. One of the two examples dates back to December 10th, 2019, in that former PlatinumGames CEO Tsutomu Teranishi, in a way, returned to Capcom with ex-PlatinumGames devs to start a new company that goes by the name M-Two.

Later, on March 30th, 2020, the publication site looked over Resident Evil 3 Remake’s credits and found that it names a handful of M-Two employees, a couple of ex-PlatinumGames devs, and designer Teranishi.

As for the second example, the website reported on July 3rd, 2020, that Ubisoft’s Forward event would reveal Far Cry 6 and feature actor Giancarlo Esposito, which was proven correct on July 11th, 2020, during Ubisoft’s digital presentation.

With all of that said, the same website is now reporting on a rumor that we covered back on July 20th, 2020. Moreover, retailer Smyths Toys claimed and then deleted a message saying Halo: Infinite will feature a “groundbreaking free-to-play multiplayer experience” running at 120fps, which is now confirmed in a new tweet by 343 Industries.

Furthermore, the website cites VentureBeat writer and leaker Jeff Grubb noting on the same day as Smyths Toys’ deleted claim (regarding Halo: Infinite’s “groundbreaking move”) the following information:

“Free-to-play Halo MP only makes sense if Xbox Live Gold barrier goes away at least for free games. [However,] I think it [Xbox Live Gold] is going away entirely.”

Grubb later released a follow-up tweet saying:

“Xbox Live Gold is going away and playing online multiplayer will be free. They will not force you into Ultimate to play online.”

Whether Microsoft or the Xbox Team will announce the move to discontinue Xbox Live Gold soon or in the foreseeable future remains uncertain. However, and at this point, it isn’t a matter of “if” the Xbox Team will get rid of Xbox Live Gold but more of “when” will the team due away with said subscription service.

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