Xbox Live users should be aware of a major Xbox One change coming into effect soon that will impact their access to free games.
Xbox Live Gold offers excellent value for money, with two free Xbox One and two Xbox 360 game downloads available each month.
Xbox One fans don’t even need to own a 360 to play these titles thanks to backward compatibility support on Microsoft’s latest console.
But those who want to continue being Xbox Live Gold members and getting free Xbox One games should be aware of one major thing.
Soon the price of being an Xbox Live Gold member will increase in the UK.
From May 8, the price of a 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription will drop from £39.99 to £49.99 in the UK.
If your Xbox Live Gold subscription is expiring soon, now is a great time to renew it before the price hike takes effect.
As of this writing, CDKeys is offering one year of Xbox Live Gold membership at a discounted rate.
Instead of paying the current price of £39.99, CDKeys is offering 12 months of Xbox Live Gold for £33.99.
That’s a 15% saving on the current Gold price for Xbox One fans and a 32% saving on the new price of £49.99.
Click the link above to be directed to the CDKeys website to take advantage of this offer.
Elsewhere, if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can download new free games this weekend.
Gears of War 4 and The Crew 2 are available to play for free for Xbox Live Gold members thanks to the latest Free Play Days event.
The offer doesn’t last forever, with Gears of War 4 and The Crew 2 available to play for free until 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 28.
For Xbox One fans in the UK, it’s 7.59am on Monday, April 29.
Announcing the news, the Xbox team said, “Grab a friend and play Gears of War 4 and The Crew 2 Standard Edition for free during the Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days event.
“Experience adrenaline-filled action as you take on the Swarm or the American motorsport scene.”
• Stay tuned to Express.co.uk for more Xbox One news