Xbox One Allows Multiple Users On Single Xbox Live Gold Subscription

By William Usher 2013-05-24 15:23:23 discussion comments
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Finally, good news for the Xbox One. It seems like ever since the reveal during the afternoon of May 21st earlier this week, all we've had to report on is bad news after bad news after bad news. It has literally been one of the most disastrous public relations nightmares for a console manufacture since the actual reveal of the hardware failure rate for the Xbox 360.

Anyway, My Xbox Live spotted additional comments from Microsoft's business vice president Phil Harrison to Polygon, who made it clear what kind of expectations gamers can have regarding the availability of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions for multiple users within a single household, saying...
“You don’t have to get another subscription”.... “If you have an Xbox Gold membership today for 360 and you buy an Xbox One, your membership applies to both systems”.

“We want to make sure that you and your son both have your own account. We want you to log in to get your stuff and when he logs in to get his stuff on that console, if you have Gold, he can use Gold as well.”

Whew, well that's a sigh of relief right there. I mean, given all the hubbub over the potentially highly expensive used game fee and Kinect always having to stay on to listen/watch, as well as the mandatory 24 hour sign-in for copyright protection purposes, it's at least good to know that there's something noteworthy to look forward to for the Xbox One regarding its system services.

While Microsoft says that they'll offer games, games and more games at next month's E3 event, I'm a little skeptical given that the promise of more games is a platitude of worthlessness when measured against actual anti-consumer measures that will be employed by the system itself.

Hopefully Microsoft will, once and for all, clarify these issues in addition to unveiling a slew of good games for the Xbox One's fall release. Otherwise, I imagine that we'll be seeing more sales boosts for their rival competitor's hardware.
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