XBOX has suspended a number of its services, leading fans to speculate as to what will happen next.
The company initially dropped its £1 ($1) Xbox Game Pass offer, which left many fans disappointed.
Next, Xbox announced a price increase for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Series X.
The ever-tightening of belts has led many to believe that Xbox is looking for more features to ditch.
Topping the list is Xbox Live Gold, a service that allows people to play multiplayer games online and makes some games available for users to download.
However, these games are often lesser-known titles and not many users bother to download them.
Examples of Xbox Games with Gold for July 2023 include survival horror Darkwood and story-driven When The Past Was Around.
Although the quality of these games is sometimes high, they are often overlooked due to their unknown nature.
With a slew of free games being given away every day on popular platforms like Epic Games and Steam, it’s easy to pass up these free offers.
Xbox Live Gold is already included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the more expensive Game Pass tier.
However, it’s not available with Xbox Game Pass for console as this tier doesn’t allow people to play games online.
Gamers are speculating that Xbox Live Gold could be fully acquired by Game Pass Ultimate, making this the only way to purchase the service.
The other change that people think could happen is that Xbox Live Gold will continue to be a standalone service but will no longer offer Games with Gold.
Both options are disappointing for the players. If you only want to play the monthly free games, you don’t want to pay more for the Ultimate subscription.
Also, by removing Games with Gold, it feels like removing an advantage from players without offering anything in return.
Xbox hasn’t announced any plans to remove Xbox Live Gold or Games with Gold, but gamers are waiting for the next big change.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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