Last night Xbox announced that what is currently known as Xbox Live Gold will be taking on a new form in September of this year.
The announcement, which doesn’t come as a massive shock due to its recent leak, is that Xbox Live Gold will become Xbox Game Pass core on the 14th September.
The change will see Gold subscribers rolled straight into a Game Pass Core subscription at a rate of 1:1, but the services are slightly different. Xbox Game Pass Core will offer the following to subscribers for the same price as their current Xbox Live Gold subscription:
- Access to online gaming services
- A limited selection of Game Pass titles, beginning with the following 25:
- Among Us
- Dishonored 2
- Doom Eternal
- Fable Anniversary
- Fallout 4
- Fallout 76
- Forza Horizon 4
- Gears 5
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo Wars 2
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Human Fall Flat
- Ori & The Will of the Wisps
- Psychonauts 2
- State of Decay 2
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
- Member deals and discounts
The end of Xbox Live Gold also sees the end of the Games with Gold service which has filled gamers collections with many titles over the years, but had aged quite anveragely over recent times. The games collected over that time will still be available (Xbox 360 forever and Xbox One as long as you continue to subscribe) though.
The new service will come to Xbox gamers on the 14th September.
You can see the announcement here.