Story updated below following Microsoft’s reversal on this change.
Microsoft has increased the price of Xbox Live Gold, their online service. It now costs an additional dollar a month if you subscribe monthly, $30 for three months, and $60 for six months. Coincidentally, when I turned on my Xbox Series X for the first time yesterday, I got a special offer to get three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for a dollar.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5dpjez/microsoft-determined-to-make-xbox-live-gold-a-bad-deal