Xbox Live Family Subscriptions Convert to Individual Accounts Aug. 27

Kotaku - In preparation for how Xbox Live will function once Xbox One gets here, Microsoft will convert Gold family subscriptions to individual accounts beginning on Aug. 27. Since everyone in the house will now have to pay for a subscription, Microsoft is adding another three months of Gold to anyone affected.

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The_Infected1170d ago (Edited 1170d ago )

Microsoft is just to damn greedy! They nickel and dime you for every freaking thing! First AA batteries don't like them just buy our play and charge kit. Now they kill the family share plan. No I'm not trolling I have a Xbox One pre ordered but all this crap they're doing is stupid.

HammadTheBeast1170d ago

Just to clarify, this makes every accounts require a separate gold membership on every account.

On Xbone, they've put in the other plan to allow Gold on one console to suffice for all accounts on that console, however, any accounts not on the console don't have gold.

With family plan, you link up 4 accounts from any console to one price.

whoyouwit041170d ago

Do you people really comprehend what they are doing? what is so stupid about what they are doing?

HumanAfterAll1170d ago

Here come the trolls in 3.....2.....1...

KonsoruMasuta1170d ago

And the angry people who got shafted by this move.

HumanAfterAll1170d ago

They aren't getting shafted. Microsoft is taking away the family plan for the Home Gold. just as ONE family plan pays for all accounts on a console, Home Gold is ONE subscription that gives gold to all accounts on the console. They are giving people 3 more months free until the launch of the X1 so when they renew their Gold subscription they will just pick up a single one and all accounts will have gold.

It's a pretty good idea as my GF doesn't have gold so now when I pay for Gold her account will also have gold. it's like 2 for 1.

How is that even remotely being shafted?

SniperControl1170d ago (Edited 1170d ago )

Arent you kinda shafted if there is more than 1 X1 in a household?

KonsoruMasuta1170d ago (Edited 1170d ago )

Newsflash, not all 360 owners will be picking up a One directly at launch. Those who aren't are getting shafted.

The 360 won't have the same feature as the One.

HumanAfterAll1170d ago

I do agree. But if you are picking up an X1 at launch then you aren't getting shafted.

That's my point.

LogicStomper1170d ago (Edited 1170d ago )

I have literally just read the word 'shafted' six times in one minute and I don't even know what it means.

Having googled the word 'shafted', I'm seriously doubting that you guys are using the right word...


1) (of light) Shine in beams.

2) vulgar. (of a man) Have sexual intercourse with (a woman).

So could anyone possible give me some insight on what you're actually saying???????

kreate1170d ago


I would assume they are not going by the definition of the official american dictionary.

RiPPn1170d ago

@LogicStomper: It means getting f-cked in the -ss. Hope that helps.

SniperControl1170d ago


It is British slang for being screwed over, urrrm, in trouble. Closet definitions I can give.

paul-p19881170d ago

With some of the decisions Microsoft are making at the moment it wouldn't surprise me if they forced all the 360 owners who weren't going to upgrade immediately need to get a xbone by just pulling the plug on the 360 and stopping all the servers on the 360 "to free up more resources for Xbox One"... as the PR spin will inevitably call it.

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Manic20141170d ago

Kinda makes sense because each console now needs one membership.

DarkBlood1170d ago

lol wow i guess they badly needed to do that since they had to reverse its policy so'll they will find some way to compenstate for it

Manic20141170d ago

I think it gives them a lees income as the family plan costs $100 but now you only need one $60 Membership for the console.

DarkBlood1170d ago

interesting very well, makes sense.

No_Limit1170d ago

Duplicate news, already posted 2 days ago.

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