Microsoft increases prices for its Xbox Live service

Microsoft increases prices for its Xbox Live service

Violet Field inHigh TechJan 26, 2021 1 min read1 views

You will have to pay two euros more for the one-month subscription, four for the three-month one and eighteen for the six-month one.

For the first time in ten years, Microsoft is increasing the price of its Xbox Live subscriptions, a platform that provides access to online gaming on Xbox consoles, free games, and exclusive sales.

In the United States, the price for the one-month subscription will drop from $ 9.99 to $ 10.99, that of the three-month subscription from $ 24.99 to $ 29.99, and the subscription for six months from $ 39.99 to $ 59.99. In Europe, the increase will be a little more brutal. The monthly formula will go from 6.99 to 8.99 euros, the quarterly formula from 19.99 to 23.99 euros, and the half-yearly formula from 29.99 to 47.99 euros.

For what added value?

The rise in prices goes hand in hand with the addition of a new game offered to subscribers. In this case, this month, Gears 5, one of the big productions of Xbox Games Studios. Above all, it could push subscribers to the service to switch to the higher formula, a little more expensive but which becomes interesting because it includes, in addition to online games and free novelties, access to the vast catalog of games of the GamePass for 12, 99 euros/month.