Last month, Microsoft announced it was testing making multiplayer free for free-to-play games, which meant allowing Xbox players without an Xbox Live Gold membership to be able to play these games online. Now this feature has been rolled out for all Xbox players. It gives them access to more than 50 free-to-play games that support online multiplayer.
During testing, Call of Duty: Warzone and Destiny 2 in particular still required an Xbox Live Gold membership despite being free-to-play. That has now changed and these two games are also part of the 50+ games available for free.
Xbox Live Gold costs Rs. 489 per month in India and allows Xbox users to download monthly free games as well as play online with their friends.
It is unclear if Xbox players will receive an update that will enable this feature or if it will be a server-side update. The latter seems more likely.
Microsoft recently made xCloud available on iOS and PC, but it is an invite-only beta for now. This would allow users to play over 100 Xbox Game Pass titles on Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Safari Internet browsers running on any device instead of on a console.
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