stub Microsoft Is Ending Xbox Live Gold in Favor of the New Xbox Game Pass Core -
Connect with us


Microsoft Is Ending Xbox Live Gold in Favor of the New Xbox Game Pass Core



Xbox Game Pass Core

After an 18-year run, Microsoft announced they are finally putting the lights out on Xbox Live Gold on September 14. Stepping in to take its place is the new Xbox Game Pass Core. Players will pay $10/month or $60/year for the new subscription service, which comes with a selection of 25 games for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. It launches on September 14, following the removal of Xbox Gold Live.

On top of its 25-game catalog, Xbox Game Pass Core will include access to online multiplayer, as well as grant subscribers various deals and discounts. It will not, however, grant access to the full Game Pass library, or day-one releases like Starfield. Nonetheless, existing Xbox Live Gold members will automatically be converted into Game Pass Core subscribers when the new service launches on September 14. Microsoft also announced that the Games with Gold program will end on September 1 in light of all these changes.

Games Catalog

Microsoft Is Ending xbox Live Gold in Favor of the New Xbox Game Pass Core.

Here are the titles confirmed for Xbox Game Pass Core, so far:

  • Among Us
  • Descenders
  • Dishonored 2
  • Doom Eternal
  • Fable Anniversary
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout 76
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Gears 5
  • Grounded
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Halo Wars
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Inside
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Psychonauts 2
  • State of Decay 2
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

That's just 19 of the 25 games confirmed for the new subscription service. Nonetheless, we're already impressed with the lineup, and nice to see some recognizable titles for once, such as Grounded, the Fallout series, and Doom Eternal. After all, Xbox Live Gold offered up a pretty poor selection of games, so we for one are looking forward to the new subscription service.

So, what's your take? Are you upset Xbox Live Gold is being removed? What do you think about the new and improved subscription service? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.

Skip to content