Microsoft renamed Xbox Live to Xbox Network. The first instance of the name change was uploading clips to the Xbox network instead of Xbox Live, which recently appeared on the Xbox dashboard for Xbox beta testers. Xbox Live was introduced for the original Xbox in 2002, and was subsequently updated in some way every time the Xbox console was launched. This online service was launched to allow gamers to connect and interact with friends who have Xbox consoles, download games, etc.
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed in a statement to The Verge: “‘Xbox Network’ refers to the underlying Xbox online service, which has been updated in the “Microsoft Service Agreement”.” “From’Xbox Live’ to’ The update of Xbox network’s aim is to distinguish basic services from Xbox Live Gold membership.”
Microsoft hinted at the name change in its August 2020 service agreement, but it has not yet officially announced it. The Xbox Network (previously known as Xbox Live) is the company’s online service that enables gamers to play games online, interact with friends and download games. Otherwise, users will not be able to access any Internet-based services on the console.
According to reports, Microsoft also plans to cancel Xbox Live subscription requirements for free games such as Fortnite and Apex Legends in the future. However, the company has not announced when it will cancel the game paywall.
In other news related to Xbox, EA Play is available for free to Xbox Game Pass, first on Xbox for subscribers, and then on Windows for subscribers. This brings to subscribers games such as FIFA 20, Need for Speed fever, Battlefield V and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
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