Xbox Live: Microsoft increases the prices of its subscriptions -


For the first time in ten years, Microsoft is increasing the price of its Xbox Live subscriptions, a platform that provides access to online gaming on Xbox consoles, free games and exclusive sales.

In the United States, the price for the one-month subscription will drop from $ 9.99 to $ 10.99, that of the three-month subscription from $ 24.99 to $ 29.99 and the subscription for six months from $ 39.99 to $ 59.99.

In Europe, the increase will be a little more brutal.

The monthly formula will go from 6.99 to 8.99 euros, the quarterly formula from 19.99 to 23.99 euros and the half-yearly formula from 29.99 to 47.99 euros.

For what added value?

The price increase goes hand in hand with the addition of a new game offered to subscribers.

In this case, this month,

Gears 5

, one of the big productions of Xbox Games Studios.

Above all, it could push subscribers to the service to switch to the higher formula, a little more expensive but which becomes interesting because it includes, in addition to online games and free novelties, access to the vast catalog of games of the GamePass for 12 , 99 euros / month.

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