It has been the hope of many that with the Xbox One we’ll be able to play multiplayer games over Xbox Live without paying money.
It appears that such a dream isn’t reality yet, as Xbox Live will still cost $60 a year.
“We are bringing the Xbox Live Gold membership from Xbox 360 to Xbox One starting at the same $5 per month for a one-year membership, and now anyone in your home can access many Xbox Live Gold benefits on your Xbox One at no additional cost. Your primary Xbox Live Gold membership also travels with you to any Xbox One system. Xbox Live Gold offers a premium interactive entertainment service on Xbox One that spans across games, TV shows, movies, music, sports, and more.”
No word just yet on whether or not Xbox Silver members can play multiplayer games, but its safe to assume that the current model where only Gold member have access to online multiplayer will continue.