MICROSOFT WILL NOT ONLY NOT CHANGE THE XBOX LIVE GOLD SUBSCRIPTION PRICES. ALSO CHANGES YOUR ATTITUDE REGARDING F2P
About a few hours ago, Microsoft made important announcements about its Xbox Live Gold service. Most importantly, the increase in the price of subscription plans was reversed.
However, the company also made an extra announcement, and this one had to do with Free-to-Play or F2P games. That is, they are those titles that are downloaded free of charge, but that include microtransactions to keep running.
NO MORE XBOX LIVE GOLD FOR FREE-TO-PLAY GAMES
Currently, they are one of the most popular games out there. That is the case with Fortnite and many other proposals.
According to Microsoft ‘to bring Xbox Live more in line with how we view the gamer at the center of their experience, we will remove the Gold requirements for Free-to-Play games.’
Now, it should be noted that this is not something immediate, but will happen shortly. That also comes in the company’s message.
“We are starting to work on that immediately and will have updates in the next few months,” said this publisher and developer.
In a way, it didn’t make sense that playing Free-to-Play titles required Xbox Live Gold. To cite an example, on the Nintendo Switch this type of game does not require the Nintendo Switch Online service. From the beginning Nintendo made it clear that it would not require such a requirement from players.
THIS CHANGE WILL BE EFFECTIVE IN THE NEXT MONTHS
Microsoft has been around much longer with its subscription service, which is more developed and advanced. The strange thing is not that he decided to leave out F2P games, but that it took so long to reach that conclusion.
‘It is wise to change your mind’ they say, so it could well apply to this case. Now, the fact that it is going to take some time to implement the change is a sign that some adjustments must be made.
Perhaps that Xbox Live Gold maintains its prices is due to the current situation in which we live. Video games saw impressive growth in 2020, in part due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This forced many people to stay at home. But it also caused an economic crisis in many nations, including the United States. Microsoft would rather keep its consumers than lose them.