Microsoft is still trying to set the record straight on what fans can, and can’t do, with Xbox Live Gold. Today the company released a statement that clarifies many of these issues fans are still asking about, and shows the determination that Microsoft has at promoting digital games (the ones you can resell or buy used) and how the company is opening up its restrictions.
Microsoft’s Major Nelson released the following information to clarify a few measures that the Xbox One will enforce. He states, “Here’s how Xbox Live Gold members can extend Gold benefits including multiplayer gaming, Game DVR, SmartMatch and access to entertainment apps and experiences, including The NFL on Xbox, Skype, Internet Explorer.”
If you are at home then anyone who uses that console can play multiplayer gaming and access to entertainment apps.”Even if you are not home or logged in,” states Nelson. If you are at a friend’s house then you can log into your account and play multiplayer gaming and access to entertainment.
At home an Xbox Live Gold member can allow “unlimited number of people” that can enjoy many benefits of Xbox Live Gold while they are using your Home Xbox One console. If friends come over they can log in with their own gamertag and play online multiplayer.
At a Friend’s House with Xbox One: On Xbox One if you are an Xbox Live Gold member, you will be able to go to a friend’s house and play co-op multiplayer– even if your friend is not a Gold subscriber. Once you log in with your Xbox Live Gold account, everyone using that console can access multiplayer and entertainment apps for as long as you are logged in.
At home “You can even be logged in to Xbox 360 and Xbox One at the same time. Home Gold benefits are exclusively for Xbox One,” states Nelson.
What Home Gold Means for the Xbox One Experience Nelson states, “With Xbox One everyone in your home has a personalized account, which will enable powerful and personal experiences, and that’s one of the reasons why we wanted to create Home Gold. It means that your account and your gamertag are truly yours.”
He continues, “You don’t have to share your gamertag for multiplayer gaming with others in your home, or see recommendations for your kid’s cartoons next to the recommended first-person shooter for you. It also means that you can introduce new games and enjoy multiplayer with friends while they are at your house. Last but not least, it also means that when you buy one Xbox Live Gold membership, multiple people can enjoy the best benefits of Xbox Live Gold on your Xbox One at no additional charge.”
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