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Xbox Live Gold will no longer be required for free-to-play online once testing begins


As stated in the last few minutes by Brad Rossetti of the Xbox Preview Program, the Microsoft Xbox Live Gold it will no longer be needed to play free-to-play titles online and for features Xbox Party Chat and search for groups (LFG). The news comes a few weeks after the announcement to increase the prices of the Xbox Live Gold, a decision revoked almost immediately due to the negative feedback received from the public, which prompted the famous American company to change its mind and move into a new one. direction. These new changes finally seem ready to reach the public, and testing has officially started today for Insiders. As per tradition, in fact, they will be Xbox Insider belonging to the segments Alpha e Alpha Skip-Ahead di Xbox One e Xbox Series X / S to test what it will be like to play free-to-play titles online without using Xbox Live Gold, a feature that will only be extended to all other players later.



At the moment, no official information has yet been released regarding when the update will be extended to all owners of Xbox consoles, but it is likely that it will be necessary to wait some time to test the change to these features as effectively as possible. A big change for platform owners who will be able to play free-to-play online titles like Fortnite without necessarily having to purchase an Xbox online subscription. Furthermore, we remind you that Microsoft has recently decided to change the name to the Xbox Live service, officially renaming it Xbox Network. Below you can find the message shared by Brad Rossetti on his personal Twitter profile.


Xbox Insider in Alpha Skip Ahead & Alpha today we introduce some new features. Multiplayer in free-to-play games, Looking 4 Groups and Party Chat on Xbox no longer requires an Xbox Live Gold membership as we test these changes to the service before general availability for all players.



Xbox Insiders in Alpha Skip Ahead & Alpha today we are flighting some new features. Multiplayer in Free-to-play games, Looking 4 Groups and Party Chat on Xbox no longer requires an Xbox Live Gold membership as we flight and test these service changes ahead of general availability


- Brad Rossetti (@WorkWombatman) March 24, 2021

 

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