People no longer need Xbox Live Gold to play free Xbox One and Xbox Series X games online. Microsoft confirmed that all multiplayer games no longer require a membership to play online. However, paid games with online components still require Xbox Live Gold.
The announcement included a list of games that are now playable as a result of the change. Here are some of the more notable free-to-play Xbox One games with online elements that people can now join without Xbox Live Gold.
- Dead or Alive 5 Final Round: Core Fighters: People can go through certain modes with Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi and Ryu. (Story mode is not available.)
- Dead or Alive 6: Core Fighters: Like it DOA 5 ‘s Core Fighters version, it allows you to use four characters in a few modes and online. Bass, Diego, Hitomi and Kasumi are included.
- Phantasy Star Online 2: This is Sega’s free MMORPG.
- Phantom Dust: This is the updated re-release of the Xbox CCG.
- Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode one free trial includes Raid mode.
Microsoft announced the end of the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play games in January 2021. This came after a negative reaction to the company suggesting it would increase the price of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions.
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