From the looks of it, Microsoft would be planning to extinguish the Xbox Live Gold individual subscription and focus entirely on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which already integrates the service. The information was shared by journalist Brad Sams, in a video published this past Thursday (31).

Individual Xbox Live Gold membership may end, says rumor

Xbox Live Gold is currently mandatory to access online multiplayer on Xbox consoles, with the exception of free games, and costs BRL 34.99 per month. The subscription also guarantees access to exclusive discounts in the Microsoft store and monthly free games through Games With Gold – whose April games have already been revealed.

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which is the most expensive subscription service, costs BRL 44.99 a month and also guarantees access to an ever-updating catalog with more than one hundred titles for download on consoles and PC.

The strategy would be a way to simplify subscription options, but it would also take away the option of paying less for those who only want access to online modes and do not enjoy Game Pass. It is worth mentioning that Microsoft has not yet commented.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is Microsoft’s most expensive subscription service plan, which also comes with Live Gold and other benefits.Source: Playback/TechRadar

More changes to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on the way?

Speculation also recently arose that Microsoft would be working on creating a family plan for its flagship, allowing up to five people to share the same subscription. The information is from Windows Central.

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The idea would be to allow users to pay cheaper for the most expensive plan, sharing the price between them. A similar method is already used on services like Netflix and the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack itself, for example.

It is worth pointing out, once again, that all this is just a rumor and Microsoft has not yet commented on the potential changes to Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate. If they come to fruition, more details should be shared in the coming weeks.

How do you feel about these possible changes? Would you start subscribing to Game Pass Ultimate with friends or family? Do you think it’s good value for money? Leave your comment below!

Individual Xbox Live Gold membership may end, says rumor

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