The price increase announced for Xbox Live Gold membership at noon yesterday was canceled due to the intense reaction of the players. In addition, the Live Gold requirement for free online games has also been removed.
As you know, both competitor consoles have a monthly subscription service. By subscribing to these services, you can open the online features of the games you pay for and get free access to several games per month.
The name of the subscription on the Xbox console side is Xbox Live Gold. It was announced yesterday that a hike will be applied to Xbox Live Gold membership at noon. According to the statement, monthly, 3-month and 6-month subscriptions would be increased by $ 1, $ 5 and $ 20, respectively. However, from the moment of the announcement, the players showed great reaction.
As a result of this reaction, Microsoft said, “We screwed things up, you were right to let us know.” At the end of a statement that started with the sentence, he announced that they canceled the hikes and the prices will remain the same.
As an extra, it has been announced that free online games will no longer require an Xbox Live Gold membership, and we can play directly. Xbox Live Gold membership will still be required to access online features in paid games.