After widespread customer backlash, Microsoft released a statement saying customers were declining Announcement on Friday morning from major price increases to the Xbox Live Gold Subscription Service.
According to today’s announcement, the minimum annual cost of Xbox Live Gold would have increased from $ 60 to $ 120. But at 11:52 p.m. ET, Microsoft released one Update on its announcement
“We screwed it up today and you were right to inform us,” read the update. “Connecting and playing with friends is an integral part of playing and we haven’t met the expectations of the players who count on it every day. For this reason we have decided not to change the prices for Xbox Live Gold. “
Additionally, the statement announced that after years of precedent, access to free games would no longer require an active subscription to Xbox Live Gold. The company will work to implement this change in the coming months.
An active Xbox Live Gold subscription is required to play Online games on Xbox consoles and also unlocks monthly Games With Gold that can be played while your Xbox Live subscription remains active. And until now, access to free games.
The updated statement was closed with some numbers.
“If you are already an Xbox Live Gold member, keep your current renewal price. New and existing members can continue to enjoy Xbox Live Gold for the same prices they pay today. In the US $ 9.99 for one month, $ 24.99 for 3 months, $ 39.99 for 6 months, and $ 59.99 for retail for 12 months. “