Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass Core Set to Replace Live Gold Starting September 14th

Microsoft has announced that it will be replacing Xbox Live Gold with a new subscription tier called Game Pass Core starting from September 14th. The $60 per year (or $10 per month) subscription will be required for playing many online multiplayer games on Xbox consoles. However, the change also impacts the distribution of bonus games.

Games with Gold, which provided a regular supply of titles to Xbox Live subscribers, will be discontinued. Instead, subscribers will receive a base collection of over 25 games, with new additions every two to three times a year. Most of the games in the collection are first-party titles such as Doom Eternal, Forza Horizon 4, and Halo 5, although occasional third-party projects like Among Us and Human Fall Flat will also be included.