Connect with us
Advertisement

News

Xbox Live Gold prices are about to soar in the UK

The price of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions will rise in the UK from next month.

Published

on

Xbox Gold Black

The price of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions will rise in the UK from next month.

Microsoft has announced that the price of an Xbox Live Gold membership in the UK will rise by 25% from May, 2019. An annual subscription will jump from £39.99 to £49.99, the same price as full year of PlayStation Plus.

Microsoft attributes the price hike to ‘changing market conditions’, which likely means the currency fluctuations generated by uncertainly surrounding the UK’s exit from the European Union. So, good times all round.

Advertisement

Microsoft is communicating the change to existing subscribers via an email saying:

“As of May 08, the 12-month subscription fee for Xbox Live Gold is increasing from £39.99 to £49.99 to address changing market conditions. All current subscribers will keep their current subscription fee for 90 days. You will be charged the new price effective August 7, 2019 unless you choose to cancel your subscription before the next scheduled payment.”

The only tier not to receive a price increase is the 6-month membership, which remains at £29.99.

Xbox Live Gold – UK price changes

  • Xbox Live Gold 1-month subscription – £5.99 – rising to £6.99
  • Xbox Live Gold 3-month subscription – £14.99 – rising to £17.99
  • Xbox Live Gold 6-month subscription – £29.99 – no change
  • Xbox Live Gold 12-month subscription – £39.99 – rising to £49.99

The price of the Xbox Game Pass service – which offers an à la carte selection of downloadable Xbox One games – remains the same at £7.99 a month. A £1 trial is also available for new subscribers.

We hate to ask, but...

Thumbsticks has a couple of goals. We want to write interesting articles and cover games that most outlets won't, and we want to give opportunities to new writers and new voices. And right now, with the current state of online publishing? It's tough to meet those goals! We hate to ask, but if you want us to continue writing what others won't, or to keep covering weird indie games, or to be able to give opportunities to new writers – and only if you can afford it – then please consider supporting us on Patreon.

Recommended for you

Thumbsticks editor and connoisseur of Belgian buns. Currently playing: Paper Mario: The Origami King, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe.

Advertisement

Latest from Thumbsticks

New Nintendo Switch eShop releases New Nintendo Switch eShop releases
News6 hours ago

New Nintendo Switch releases (June 21-25, 2021)

Mario Golf: Super Rush and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 top this week’s lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.

New Xbox One game releases New Xbox One game releases
News10 hours ago

New Xbox Series X|S releases (June 21-25, 2021)

Bandai Namco’s Scarlet Nexus headlines next week's lineup of new Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S releases.

New PlayStation Store releases - PS4 - PS5 New PlayStation Store releases - PS4 - PS5
News1 day ago

New PlayStation Store releases (June 21-25, 2021)

Next week's lineup of new PlayStation Store releases sees some old favourites get a new lease of life.

News2 days ago

You can now design custom Xbox Series X|S controllers

Let your imagination run wild – the Xbox Design Lab has re-opened, and you can now design custom Xbox Series...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Isabelle Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Isabelle
News2 days ago

Nintendo’s Doug Bowser clarifies the future of Animal Crossing after E3 absence

Fans hoping for an update on Animal Crossing: New Horizons at E3 came away disappointed. Worry not, says Doug Bowser.

Bethesda Starfield Bethesda Starfield
News3 days ago

Bethesda’s Pete Hines ‘sorry’ for frustration that Starfield won’t come to PlayStation 5

In an interview, Bethesda's senior vice president of marketing, Pete Hines, spoke to PlayStation fans, apologising for the frustration that...

Metro Exodus Metro Exodus
News3 days ago

Metro Exodus Xbox Series X|S and PS5 upgrade detailed

With Metro Exodus about to launch on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, developer 4A Games has outlined some of...

Coming exclusively to Xbox E3 2021 Coming exclusively to Xbox E3 2021
Features3 days ago

Something was conspicuously absent from the Xbox E3 2021 conference

Master Chief? Present. Forza? Here. Sea of Thieves? Yarr! Bethesda exclusives? You bet. So why did it feel like something...

Advertisement