Xbox Live to remain $60/year, purchases to use real money

Your Xbox Live Gold membership will transfer over from your Xbox 360 to Xbox One. And, you won't have to hoard prepaid cards as Microsoft has announced that it has no plans to raise its price. The subscription service will remain $60/year.

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Your Xbox Live Gold membership will transfer over from your Xbox 360 to Xbox One. And, you won't have to hoard prepaid cards as Microsoft has announced that it has no plans to raise its price. The subscription service will remain $60/year.

In addition, Gold benefits will be available to anyone that accesses it on your Xbox One. That means your roommates, family, and friends will be able to "access many Xbox Live Gold benefits" on your system, even if they don't have Gold.

"Your primary Xbox Live Gold membership also travels with you to any Xbox One system," Marc Whitten wrote in a public letter on Xbox.com.

Another big change: purchases made on Xbox Live will no longer require Microsoft Points, beginning this fall. "All transactions will now take place using local currency, also known as money," Whitten smartly points out.

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    June 10, 2013 12:57 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Xbox Live to remain $60/year, purchases to use real money.

    Your Xbox Live Gold membership will transfer over from your Xbox 360 to Xbox One. And, you won't have to hoard prepaid cards as Microsoft has announced that it has no plans to raise its price. The subscription service will remain $60/year.

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      June 10, 2013 12:59 PM

      I'd like to know what's going to be happening with family plans. Are they going away? If so, how do I consolidate my kids' accounts?

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      June 10, 2013 2:16 PM

      wonder how they will deal with anyone who still has MS points left after the switch....

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        June 10, 2013 2:22 PM

        I would assume they just get a credit to their xbox "wallet"

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        June 10, 2013 2:30 PM

        Probably just leave it as something you can only use on the 360. It's not like much if any content is being transferred over.

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      June 10, 2013 3:12 PM

      anybody know when the free games per month will start?

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        June 10, 2013 3:13 PM

        well, i got fable 3 for free last night.....

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          June 10, 2013 3:41 PM

          I've been trying to get it but it keeps giving me an error. not sure why

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      June 10, 2013 3:29 PM

      And you cant play online unless you have gold right?