Xbox has detailed its plans to make online multiplayer in free-to-play games available to Xbox users who don’t have an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
A blog post on the Xbox website explains that, starting today, players will be able to access online multiplayer in over 50 free-to-play games with no Xbox Live Gold membership required. You can check out the full library of free-to-play games here.
At present the list includes games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, Rocket League, Roblox and Destiny 2. Brawlhalla, Warzone, It Takes Two and World of Tanks also make the cut. Xbox says that the list of free-to-play games will be updated “as more free-to-play games launch.”
Back in January, Microsoft announced plans to increase the price of Xbox Live Gold, but then quickly reversed its decision after fans voiced their opinions on the move. As part of its response to the backlash, Microsoft said that it would be working to make free-to-play games available without Xbox Live Gold, which has led to this announcement.
In other Xbox news, it was revealed earlier this week that the Series X and Series S are set to receive improved Quick Resume features in the near future, including the ability to see and delete save states within the UI.
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Source: IGN Video Games All