Don't Require Live Gold for Free-to-play Games With Online
All Free-to-play games should be playable without Xbox Live Gold account. This is against the sense of free-to-play.
I did a lot of research before deciding on xbox, but missed this subtext.... I hate my xbox, costs me money every time I turn it on it seems and just getting access to internet based media should not cost me extra. My kids can play roblox on our microsoft pc, but on our super cool xbox we now have to pay for the very same games. What a rip off.
Microsoft, please listen to us, you guys did a good job with EA Acces that the competitor does not have, and Retrocompatibility, but you need to put the Games that are free for no need to have Live Gold, since on PS4 you do not need to sign PSN PLUS to play the free games online
Playstation 4 has the exact same free to play games as Xbox One does. Sony isn't forcing players to pay for PS Plus to play the free to play MMOs. When Microsoft is forcing us to pay for gold to play the F2P games. That is why I own both Xbox and Playstation FREE MULTIPLAYER MOVEMENT
You need to pay xboxlive to access the battlefield1 online multiplayer? Compare to PC just buy the game play online and thats it,this is full time robery this should be remove its so unfair i bought the game for 60$ and you need to pay again to access online multiplayer
You shouldn't have to pay 3/4 the price of the system EVERY YEAR just to play online.
This deserves more votes.
I just bought my kid the Xbox S, her first gaming console...and she can't play Roblox with the Gold subscription. Something she's been playing for free for two years on a PC. I wish I'd read about the Gold pass requirement for even the free games before I made the decision to buy the xbox vs. the PS4...bad mistake.
I'll be adding this comment on Amazon so people see this before buying.
I am considering to buy a gaming console. After a long research, I choose Xbox One S over PS4.
But buying a subscription to play free to play games makes me reconsider my decision.
Certain people don't have enough money for gold because they already spent money on the xbox and games. So people have to miss out because they don't have enough money. So less people want to buy a xbox because they already know their gonna miss out.
I hate it.
-Sony, play any free game with out a subscription..
-PC, you already pay for internet service so we wont't charge you a cent.
-Microsoft, You pay for internet but we're still going to make you pay for something that is free.
One word Greed!!
King Svenm commented
the whole idea bugs me its not like there paying for the servers or really anything in general why do we have to pay to play a free game like elder scrolls online each month makes no sense
one reason to go to ps4 or pc. pc free to play online period
Apart of why I ditched investing in the Xbox one market any further beyond win10 play support. I'm not paying for subscriptions to play what's listed as free (not free if their are strings attached to get free). Apart of what pushed me to invest in a ps4 pro and upgrade my ps4 and give my gf my ps4 slim. I'll gladly drop 10k on ps4 and Nintendo switch products since they are giving free to play games availability on non gold or premium subscriptions like ps+ or Nintendo online. I upvote this and state my funding allotment for.the year being solely invested in Nintendo and sony because they give this feature. Still can't get over the fact in 360 you need a golden subscription to use your Hulu or Netflix subscription but in Xbox one you don't. You've literally made me turn my Xbox one into a dust collector. A literal dust collector
This actually made me mad af lol i was all hyped to play smite since it said free to play and then it says u require gold-_- almost sold my xbox for a PS right then and there
This is a very good point.
Like someone previously stated this is basically saying here is free food, you just have to pay for it. This is essentially what they are doing by not making F2P games actually free and enabling multiplayer. The addition of free multiplayer on F2P games, along with the new console(Xbox one X) would not only get new users and make them feel intrigued to the Xbox system but also would give old users such as myself and millions others to enjoy the console to the fullest without such limitations. If anyone actually took the time to read my comment and put my thoughts into consideration, Thank you!
The only things that should cost anything are expansion packs and DLC packs. Having to pay to play is taking away the game and our choice to choose so we are forced to comply, they literally are hanging it above our heads till they get payed, then you get "privileges". We already payed,...everyone payed to have the game. Not having PART of it, the FULL game. If you have all the features on the case, all of it should come with it. Not to mention the system as well that is able to run the software. If they don't clue in now, this company won't last long. But unless I know something of why they do this, my opinion still stands.
I totaly agree, this is not fair to play free games and pay for them, microsoft should think about it and make free games to play really free
This should happen.
As it is now, you are just giving people who are debating between getting an XB and PS one more reason to get a PS instead.
If you change it to the same thing PS does, then:
- Removing a reason people may pick a PS over a XB
- Revenue for addons for F2P games should go up since now the install base much higher
And one more huge reason is that doing so will work as advertising for other people to get XB live gold. Think about it, they see they like to play multiplayer now, so they decide to do so for more games.