Microsoft spokesperson said "At this time Xbox has decided to remove the 12 month Xbox Live Gold SKU from the Microsoft online Store," a Microsoft spokesperson tells Inverse. "Customers can still sign up for a 1 month or 3 month Xbox Live Gold subscription online through the Microsoft Store.” Source
Buying Gold through 1 & 3 month plans is a lot more expensive. Do you think it's a way to try to boost people into the Ultimate plan?
Do you think it's possible we could actually see Microsoft do away with Gold? This video made some good points how it's bullshit people are paying for online access when Xbox doesn't charge other platforms their own the same fees. But I just can't see Microsoft doing away with something that generates so much money for them. Granted, they would still have a lot of people who will invest in Game Pass & xCloud
Original video I found talking about Xbox Live possibly being free
Jeff Grubb from Venturabeat just said on a podcast he's confident XBL Gold is going away & Multiplayer will be free on Xbox
Latest Video with clips from Jeff Grubb saying that Free Xbox Live IS Coming & Why