XBOX Live Gold subscribers will soon have to pay more for their subscription. Microsoft has confirmed that the price of its premium service will increase across the UK. The new prices will start to take effect from May 8.
A Microsoft spokesperson spoke to GameSpot and said the following:
"To ensure gamers have consistent pricing for XBOX Live Gold across Europe we are making changes to UK pricing from May 8. Prices will rise by £1 a month for our monthly subscriptions, £3 for our quarterly subscriptions, and by £10 a year for an annual membership. This new pricing is aligned to the changes we made in [Europe] in 2016 as we strive to offer our members premium gaming and entertainment services at a fair price. We have notified members whose accounts are on recurring billing in the UK so they are aware well in advance."
The new cost of a month of Gold will be £7, a quarterly subscription will cost you £18, and yearly a subscription will set you back £50. The company did not state if the 6-month option (currently priced at £30) will see a price increase.