Halo Infinite’s Free-To-Play Multiplayer And 120FPS Support Have Been Confirmed

Yolanda Curtis
August 1, 2020

The tweet reads: Halo is for everyone.

At this time, Xbox has made a decision to remove the 12 months Xbox Live Gold SKU from the Microsoft online Store. This would be releasing the multiplayer component as a standalone free-to-play experience, possibly separate from premium game servers. However, there are some signs showing that the online multiplayer paywall for free to play Xbox games may be here to stay. Halo: Infinite, 343 Industries, and Microsoft all got a grilling over the recent Xbox game showcase stream. Known Xbox insider Klobrille also supports the claim that the game's online modes would be free for everyone, and the 120 FPS referenced in the store listing is actually for Arena mode.

Would you be sad to see Xbox Live Gold go away?

For Games with Gold in August, as always there's two Xbox One games and a pair of backward compatible games, with this month's pair both coming from the original Xbox. Keep in mind that Microsoft would still make money from free-to-play games by taking a cut on in-games purchases. The obvious rumour is that Xbox Live Gold is going to shut down, but Microsoft likely have more profit-based plans. Do you think it's time for the company to make free-to-play multiplayer games truly free on Xbox consoles?

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