According to a new report, it could be that Microsoft are thinking about dropping Xbox Live Gold.
Industry insider Jeff Grubb has claimed that Microsoft could be looking into dropping the Xbox Live Gold requirement for players to take part in online multiplayer across its consoles.
This rumour has circulated for quite some time now, Grubb has suggested that Microsoft are waiting for Xbox Game Pass to reach a certain milestone of subscribers before they make the decision to loose Gold subscriptions.
Grubb has claimed that loosing Gold could take a longer time than we though as the companies main focus is getting Game Pass into a ‘healthy position’.
Grubb revealed this information on a recent episode of his podcast, he goes into detail as he says that this years E3 event has changed many gamers perception of Game Pass.
This year saw the confirmed of almost 30 new titles which will be hitting Game Pass on day one which has enticed more gamers to jump in and get involved, will this action spur Microsoft on to drop Gold?
Grubb said “that means Xbox Live will go away but we need to get to a certain threshold with Game Pass before we can make that choice and unplug that revenue source because we have enough coming from something else.”
Of course there is no way to tell just exactly how many subscribers will be needed in order to reach said milestone, although Grubb has estimated that this number will be around the 40 to 50 million mark.
Last we heard the subscription service was currently at around 18 million subscribers although it has also been suggested this number could be somewhere around 23 million.
This number is sure to grow after the release of some of the upcoming major titles such as Starfield and Halo Infinite.
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Fans will just have to hold out and see if Microsoft decide to pull the plug on Gold, but in the meantime be sure to check back with us at Gamerficial for the latest news and updates.