Microsoft just can’t get out of their own way, apparently.
Xbox fans may want to rethink their subscriptions after hearing Microsoft‘s latest announcement. The company revealed on Friday that Xbox’s online service, Xbox Live Gold, will soon receive a price increase. The adjustment will set a 6-month subscription at $59.99, meaning that a year’s worth of the service will cost $119.98 – double the price of what a year’s worth of Xbox Live Gold used to cost.
An Xbox Live Gold subscription gives players access to online multiplayer, plus exclusive member discounts in the Microsoft Store and a selection of free Xbox Live Gold games. As it stands, there are a few payment options available for Xbox Live Gold, and these prices had remained unchanged for about a decade. One month costs $9.99, while a three-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold costs $24.99 and a six-month subscription costs $39.99. Microsoft used to offer a year-long subscription to Xbox Live Gold for $59.99, but the option was discontinued last year.