Ever since the Xbox’s initial introduction back in 2000, Microsoft has led the charge with online game services through its Xbox Live program. But now, two decades later, the company has a plan to make things a little more…networkable.
Not that you can’t do that on Xbox Live now, but it’s changing the name to make it more generally approachable for online needs. Thus, it has now changed its name to Xbox Network. Routine operation – and more importantly, pricing – won’t be any different with this new moniker. But it should do some good when it comes to promoting something that works for everyone.
“Xbox network’ refers to the underlying Xbox online service, which was updated in the Microsoft Services Agreement,” a representative for Microsoft explained with the change. “The update from ‘Xbox Live’ to ‘Xbox network’ is intended to distinguish the underlying service from Xbox Live Gold memberships.”
But, no, pricing will remain the same, with the $14.99 for Xbox Live Unlimited still in effect and including all the great things we’ve come to expect from Xbox Game Pass.
So enjoy that new network, guys. The same as the old network, but still jam packed.
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