Windows 10 Multiplayer Won’t Require Xbox Live Gold

PC players won’t need Xbox Live Gold to game on Windows 10.

Posted By | On 06th, Mar. 2015 Under News

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Microsoft made some rather interesting announcements at GDC 2015 with Phil Spencer revealing a timed exclusive launch of Elite: Dangerous on the Xbox One and a unified platform of development between Windows 10, Xbox One and other devices. One of the most intriguing announcements though is that Xbox Live Gold will be heading to Windows 10 to further facilitate online play.

Given that Xbox Live Gold is available on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 for $59.99, this raised concerns that PC players would need to pay the same. Thankfully, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has clarified on Twitter that, “Not charging. Xbox Live Gold will not be required for online multiplayer gaming using our service on Windows 10 PCs and Phones.”

So if you’re wondering about sampling upcoming Microsoft exclusives – which could go beyond the recently announced Fable: Legends – you won’t have to worry about Xbox Live Gold’s charges. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Paolo Napoli

    that’s ok

  • Starman

    Then they better lower our prices on the consoles … I’m not sure why or how it works …like that . I will research this today but , for now this is BS ! lol

    • Israel Lopez

      I think we are pretty much covered for the $40 fee (when the card goes on sale) with the Games with Gold and Deals with Gold.

  • ProjektGX

    Of course Mircosoft wouldn’t required PC players to pay for live. Their trying to go toe to toe with services like steam, origin… Etc. If they want anybody to even give it a chance, it’ll have to be free.

  • Mark

    With the announcement of a few PC games (Elite Dangerous, a MOBA type game and something else), in addition to a Live price cut to $40, I think MS is trying to bring both platforms close, while also giving each a small benefit and somewhat unique experience respectively. I def like their push for more PC games on the One, Elite Dangerous looks decent. But I can’t get into MOBAs lol.


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