Microsoft is getting ready to remove its free Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions for roughly 238,000 employees. Those who aren’t directly a part of the Xbox division will no longer be receiving the subscription for free.
According to The Verge, Microsoft began informing employees of the new policy this week. Those who are affected by this will be able to purchase a 12-month subscription at a discounted price. In light of the recent news, some employees voiced their opinions internally. This got the attention of Xbox boss Phil Spencer when it was revealed that not even he was aware of the changes, and Spencer is now looking into it.
As of now, it’s currently unknown why Microsoft decided to remove its free Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions for employees. Just recently, Microsoft announced that it’ll be raising the prices for Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate. In the United States, Game Pass will increase by $1 to $11 per month, and Game Pass Ultimate will increase by $2 to $17 per month.
For more Xbox-related news, check out our story about Xbox blocking unauthorized third-party accessories and controllers and our story detailing what Xbox could do with Activision after officially owning it.
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