Summary Microsoft is increasing Xbox Live Gold prices, likely to make Xbox Game Pass more appealing. The cheapest price is the 6-month option at $60. This means the price is doubling from the $60/year that Microsoft previously charged for their 12-month option (which they discontinued). Quotes My thoughts It is clear that Microsoft is trying to push Game Pass (which includes Xbox Live Gold) by increasing the XLG prices, but while Sony still only charges $60/yr for PS+, I can say I will not be buying another Xbox. It will likely be PC only for me.