Users are protesting against Microsoft and Xbox'snew prices for the Live Gold, which is universally known as the cheaper version of the Xbox Game Pass, which is fairly a new service. The Xbox team wrote in a blog post on Friday that, "In many markets, the price of Xbox Live Gold has not changed for years and in some markets, it hasn't changed for over 10 years". While Game Pass provides great value for many players, the change in the Gold price came off as an attempt to nudge people into paying for the more expensive service. You can still do a straight upgrade from Live Gold to Game Pass Ultimate, converting an existing subscription 1:1 when signing up for Ultimate, with a limit of up to 3 years. If you are in a region where prices are adjusting, you will receive an email and a notification from the message center within the next month informing them of the new price for your membership. And that's where the cost sees the biggest increase.
The others: The Resident Evil remake is likewise out there all month. For the price of two fully priced games, players can get access to a large library of 100+ games to play on demand. Lower. Microsoft's push with Game Pass Ultimate clearly shows that they want that to be the main service they provide, but that service doesn't fit into every gamer's lifestyle.
Microsoft'sinitial announcement of the price increase was poorly received throughout the day, so it seems as though the company was paying attention and chose to quickly reverse the decision. The 6 month subscription was set to cost $59.99.