Last updated on July 21st, 2023 at 02:01 pm
Xbox Live Gold provides multiplayer access to games as well as free games each month. In recent times, Microsoft has shifted its focus towards Xbox Game Pass to provide a subscription service to not only Xbox consoles but also the mobile industry and PCs. New reports suggest that Xbox Live Gold will be discontinued and will be replaced by Xbox Game Pass Core.
Xbox Game Pass Core as the successor to Xbox Live Gold seems much more attractive
Xbox Game Pass Core is rumoredly to premiere on September 1st, 2023. At the start, it will offer a catalog of over 25 high-quality games on console, online multiplayer, and additional deals and discounts for the members.
Games available in that catalog are rumored to be Among Us, Descenders, Dishonored 2, DOOM Eternal, Fable Anniversary, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, Grounded, Halo 5: Guardians, Halo Wars 2, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Human Fall Flat, INSIDE, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Psychonauts 2, State of Decay 2, Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
Microsoft says that this list will grow in the months following the premiere. All of the free games that active users acquired with Live Gold will remain in the user’s account.
Xbox Game Pass Core will cost $9.99 so the price will stay on the same level as Xbox Live Gold. With an Xbox Game Pass Core subscription users will be eligible for a series of discounts similar to those offered by Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Wether it will be a success, remains to be seen as users can opt to go for Xbox Game Pass dedicated for consoles by paying a dollar more monthly or pay the same price to have Game Pass on personal computers.