Microsoft cancels Xbox Live Gold price hike


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Microsoft Corp. this month canceled a pending price hike for Xbox Live Gold service following consumer backlash.

The price change would have increased the Xbox Live Gold 1-Month service to $10.99, 3-Months to $29.99, and 6-Months to $59.99.

Pricing will now hold for 1-Month at $9.99, 3-Months at $24.99, and 6-Months at $39.99 and 12-Months at $59.99.

In addition, free-to-play titles will no longer require an Xbox Live Gold membership to play.

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