The price of Microsoft Xbox Live Gold has gone up

Microsoft is upping the cost for its Xbox Live Gold, the Xbox online service, the business revealed Friday. Xbox Live Gold will now cost $10.99 a month for a one-month subscription — a rate boost of $1. The three-month subscription will now cost $29.99, a boost of $5. A six-month subscription depends on $59.99. Microsoft’s last cost boost for Xbox Live Gold remained in 2010.

“Periodically, we assess the value and pricing of our services to reflect changes in regional marketplaces and to continue to invest in the Xbox community; we’ll be making price adjustments for Xbox Live Gold in select markets,” Microsoft composed in its statement. “In many markets, the price of Xbox Live Gold has not changed for years and in some markets, it hasn’t changed for over 10 years.”

Microsoft is permitting those interested to transform their Gold prepares into Video game Pass strategies. Gamers that pick to update from Xbox Live Gold to Xbox Video Game Pass Ultimate — which provides gamers access to Gold and Video game Pass services — will have their subscription time transformed straight for no additional expense. “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,” Microsoft stated.

While the expense is greater, there’s significantly more worth to offset it. For the cost of your existing Xbox Live Gold subscription, you’ll get access to a Gold online subscription, Video game Pass for Windows PC and console, EA Play, and its cloud video gaming service, xCloud. After renewal, Xbox Video game Pass Ultimate will cost you $14.99 a month. Since of this, Microsoft’s most current boost appears to incentivize transitioning Xbox Live Gold customers towards its Xbox Video game Pass Ultimate membership.

If you’re a customer that currently has a 12- or six-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold, the cost will stay the exact same throughout of that subscription; then, it’ll restore at the brand-new cost. If you update to Xbox Video game Pass Ultimate, it’ll then restore at that cost.

Microsoft stated that existing customers will be informed by e-mail concerning the cost modification, keeping in mind that rates won’t increased “until at least 45 days after you receive the message.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.