About a few hours ago, Microsoft made important announcements about your service Xbox Live Gold. The most important thing was that the increase in the price of the subscription plans was reversed.
However, the company also made an extra announcement, and this one had to do with games. Free-to-Play or F2P. 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 of Fortnite and many other proposals.
According Microsoft ‘To bring Xbox Live more in line with how we see the player 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 soon. That also comes in the company’s message.
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‘We are starting to work on that immediately and will have updates in the coming months.’, noted this publisher and developer.
In a way, it didn’t make sense that to play titles Free-to-Play was necessary Xbox Live Gold. To cite an example, in the Nintendo switch these types of games do not require the service of Nintendo Switch Online. From the beginning Nintendo made it clear that it would not require such a requirement from players.
This change will be effective in the coming months
Microsoft It takes much longer with its subscription service, which is more developed and advanced. The strange thing is not that I decided to leave out the F2P games, but that it took so long to reach that conclusion.
‘It is wise to change your mind’ they say out there, so that could well apply to this case. Now, the fact that it will take some time to implement the change is a sign that some adjustments must be made.
Maybe the one Xbox Live Gold keep your prices is due to the current situation in which we live. Videogames had impressive growth in 2020, in part due to the pandemic of the coronavirus.
This forced many people to stay at home. But it also caused an economic crisis in many nations, including the United States. Microsoft it prefers to keep its consumers than to lose them.