Xbox Game Pass Core to replace Xbox Live Gold
The long-running base subscription service is getting updated
Microsoft has announced that its long running online subscription service Xbox Live Gold will be replaced with Xbox Game Pass Core, launching on September 14.
Game Pass Core will include the same features as Gold - access to multiplayer, exclusive member deal - with the addition of a select collection of over 25 games, all for the same price as before - $9.99 USD per month or $59.99 USD per year. Games with Gold will come to an end on September 1.
The launch collection of more than 25 titles include Among Us, Fallout 76, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, Psychonauts 2, and more. Game library may vary over time and by country, and new games are promised to be added 2-3 times a year.
On September 14, Xbox Live Gold members will automatically become Game Pass Core members. Players can continue to access any Xbox One games they previously redeemed through Games with Gold if they remain a Game Pass Core or Game Pass Ultimate member. Regardless of subscription status, any Xbox 360 titles redeemed via Games with Gold in the past will be kept in a player’s library.
The Xbox network, formerly and still sometimes branded as Xbox Live, was first made available to the Xbox system on November 15, 2002. An updated version of the service became available for the Xbox 360 console at the system's launch in November 2005, and a further enhanced and current version was released in 2013 with the Xbox One.
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