Xbox Live Gold is about to get more expensive for some people. Microsoft confirmed on Friday that the cost of a one-month subscription is going up by $1 USD, while 3-month subscriptions will now cost $5 USD more.
The new pricing structure for Xbox Live Gold will be as follows:
- 1 month – $10.99 USD
- 3 months — $29.99 USD
- 6 months — $59.99 USD
Explaining the price hike, Microsoft provided the following statement:
“Periodically, we assess the value and pricing of our services to reflect changes in regional marketplaces and to continue to invest in the Xbox community; we’ll be making price adjustments for Xbox Live Gold in select markets. In many markets, the price of Xbox Live Gold has not changed for years and in some markets, it hasn’t changed for over 10 years.”
Existing subscribers on a 6-month or 12-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold will not see a price increase to their plan, and they can resubscribe at the same price.
Xbox users who want to upgrade from Xbox Live Gold to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (which includes Gold and Game Pass), the remaining Gold time will covert to Ultimate.
“For example, if you have 11 months of Xbox Live Gold now, and you upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, those 11 months convert to 11 months of Ultimate at no additional cost,” Microsoft said.
Players will be notified of the price increases through an email and via an Xbox message that should arrive in your inboxes over the next month. The price increases won’t go into effect until at least 45 days after you receive the notification.