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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