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Xbox Live Gold: price increase and new features for February

On its official blog, Microsoft announced upcoming games for subscribers of its service Xbox Live Gold as well as Ultimate Game Pass in February. Here is what is expected:

  • resident Evil (remaster HD), from 1er until February 28, 2021
  • Gears 5, from 1er until February 28, 2021
  • Dandara (Trials of Fear Edition), from February 16 to March 15, 2021
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb, from 1er until February 15, 2021
  • Lost planet 2, from February 16 to 28, 2021

In another post, Microsoft warns us of a price hike for its Xbox Live Gold service. First and foremost, know that any current subscription (6 or 12 months) will not be affected by the new prices. Ditto for renewals: no increase planned for this purpose.

Here is a recap of the information shared by Microsoft:

  • The price for a one-month subscription will increase by one US dollar
  • The price for a quarterly subscription (3 months) will increase by approximately US $ 5 depending on the local currency
  • Xbox Live Gold remaining time can be converted to Game Pass Ultimate for up to 36 months at no additional cost
  • You will receive an email to notify you of the price increase for the Xbox Live Gold service if you haven’t already

Here is now a price estimate taking into account the Canadian dollar. Please note that prices have not been confirmed by Microsoft in our region and will be adjusted. Also note that the changes will not be made to your account for 45 days after receiving an email notifying you of the change:

Old Xbox Live Gold price New Xbox Live Gold price
1 month at $ 11.99 1 month at $ 13.99
3 months at $ 29.99 3 months at $ 37.99
6 months at $ 44.99 6 months at $ 64.99

In 2017, the annual subscription to the Xbox Live Gold service increased from $ 59.99 to $ 69.99. The year 2021 marks the first significant price increase since that time. If you are planning to subscribe, it is advisable to do so now to avoid the new tariffs. Merchants are still selling codes at $ 69.99 for a year, but you have to hurry.

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