From today, all Xbox players can enjoy more than 50 free-to-play games without an Xbox Live Gold membership, Microsoft revealed in a blog post.
Microsoft announced in January a steep price rise to Xbox Live, essentially increasing the cost of the service needed to play Xbox games online. Fans reacted not so very happily—and swiftly. Less than 24 hours later, Microsoft reversed its course.
Xbox Live Gold memberships would remain at the price they were listed at prior to the first announcement: $10 for a month, $25 for three months, or $60 for a year.
Microsoft said that players no longer needed an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play famous free-to-play online games like Fortnite, Destiny 2, Apex Legends, and Rocket League, upending a years-long policy.
Microsoft said the change would take some time to fully complete and just last month began rolling the feature out for members of the Xbox Insider program at the Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead tiers.
Now, anyone can enjoy the free games. Here’s the complete list of playable games.