Xbox Online Multiplayer Might Become Free, According to Rumors - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2020 / 1,595 Views
In order to play multiplayer games online on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 you have to pay for it with a varying price point depending on the console. This started back on the original Xbox with the launch of Xbox Live in 2002. However, it is possibly Microsoft might be doing away with paid multiplayer.
Rumors have been going around Microsoft plans to make multiplayer free for all in the future. The company has dropped the ability to buy one year of Xbox Live Gold and only having single and three month available for purchase.
GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb via Twitter says that Microsoft plans to drop Xbox Live Gold and make online multiplayer free on the Xbox and they won't force people into buying Game Pass Ultimate in order to play online.
"Xbox Live Gold is going away and playing online multiplayer will be free," said Grubb. "They will not force you into Ultimate to play online."
Xbox Live Gold is going away and playing online multiplayer will be free. They will not force you into Ultimate to play online.— grubbsnax is back (@JeffGrubb) July 31, 2020
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