Bad news is coming for fans of the Redmond house, and especially for subscribers to the service Xbox Live Gold. The US company has decided to increase the price of its subscription in some countries! According to the company's official website, the monthly plan will increase by $ 1, while the quarterly one of about 5 dollars. At the moment, a list of the markets that will suffer this slight adjustment has not been communicated, but according to the information on the web page, interested parties will receive a confirmation e-mail. Here are the words of the team:
Since we launched Xbox Live (18 years ago!), We've been working to make it the most advanced multiplayer network on the market for the largest community of players - and many of you are part of it. Millions of people gather on Xbox to play with friends and discover great games. We invest in our community, strengthening the digital security of our players and ensuring new ways to share, communicate and play with your friends.
We periodically evaluate the value and price of our services to reflect changes in regional markets and to continue investing in the Xbox community; We will be making price adjustments for Xbox Live Gold in select markets. In many of them, the price of the service has not changed in years, while in some it has remained unchanged for over 10 years.
Microsoft is keen to reiterate that current subscribers to the service, more specifically those who currently have a 12 or 6 month Xbox Live Gold subscription, will not suffer any price changes. Once the subscription period has ended, the plan will be renewed at the current price. At the moment we don't know when the new rate plan will come into effect, but in the future the new price of Xbox Live Gold will $ 10,99 for the monthly subscription, $ 29,99 for three monthswhile that semiannual will be $ 59,99.