Xbox Live Gold is going away, and in its place is a new version of the service.
Microsoft has announced that Xbox Live Gold is going to be ending in September. Replacing the service will be Xbox Game Pass Core.
The new Xbox Game Pass Core service will function similarly to the old Xbox Live Gold plan, but there will be a few changes. First, regarding similarities, the pricing will remain the same at $9.99 per month or $59.99 per year. In addition, you will need the plan in order to play online multiplayer games on your Xbox consoles.
Now to the differences. The biggest is that the monthly “Games with Gold” deals will be ending starting in September. Instead, players will get access to select current Xbox Game Pass titles with the list “growing in the coming months”.
Those games include the following:
Forza Horizon 4
Halo 5: Guardians
Halo Wars 2
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Human Fall Flat
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
State of Decay 2
Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
If you do have any previously redeemed Games with Gold titles on your account, those will remain accessible.
All current Xbox Live Gold members will be automatically converted to Xbox Game Pass Core when the transition takes place starting September 9.
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