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Xbox Live Gold Opens Up to Family

Marcus Estrada

Yesterday it was revealed that Xbox Live accounts would remain the same across Xbox 360 and Xbox One. This is good news because it means players retain past achievements as well as their Gamertags. But what else will users be able to benefit from with their Xbox Live accounts?


If you have Gold, then you'll now be able to share it with everyone in your household. Previously, Gold was tied specifically to only one account, which would not allow for other users to take advantage of it within the same home. There had been a Family Plan available for Gold, but that was discontinued by Microsoft.


Polygon saw explanation of Gold's new family-friendly approach from the following quote:


"We want you log in to get your stuff, and when he logs in to get his stuff. On that console, if you have Gold, he can use Gold as well."


Of course, this is all tied to one Xbox One system. If your household has multiple machines then it is likely not going to allow users to siphon the same Gold features across them. So far, current Xbox Live Gold subscribers will see their Gold status applied to Xbox One as well. So far we are not certain what features Gold offers on the new system.

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