Xbox Live Is Now Called Xbox Network

Microsoft has formally renamed Xbox Live to Xbox Network. The on-line Xbox expertise will likely be up to date to replicate this new identify.Originally reported by The Verge, Microsoft issued an official assertion confirming the identify change. “Xbox network’ refers to the underlying Xbox online service, which was updated to the Microsoft Service Agreement,” a Microsoft spokesperson stated in an announcement to The Verge. “The update from ‘Xbox Live’ to ‘Xbox network’ is intended to distinguish the underlying service from Xbox Live Gold memberships.”

Xbox Live Gold is Microsoft’s long-running on-line subscription service the place for $9.99 a month, gamers could have entry to on-line gaming in addition to some free month-to-month video games by way of Games With Gold.

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Xbox beforehand introduced a value hike for Xbox Live Gold that would double the price of the service, however modified course and stated prices will remind unchanged. Furthermore, free-to-play video games, like Fortnite, will not require Xbox Live Gold for on-line play.

Xbox additionally added Xbox Live Gold perks into its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription which additionally consists of Xbox Game Pass entry for a complete of $15 a month.

With the identify change, this implies Microsoft’s on-line companies will now be known as Xbox Network. The subscription to entry on-line play will nonetheless be known as Xbox Live Gold, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate may even embody entry to Xbox Network, together with the library of video games.

Seems easy sufficient, proper?

Matt T.M. Kim is Gamingskillz’s News Editor.

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