Xbox Live Gold subscription prices will increase by up to 25 per cent in the UK beginning on Wednesday, May 8.
The monthly subscription price is set to rise by £1 to £6.99, the quarterly subscription price will increase by £3 to £17.99, and the 12-month subscription price will jump by £10 to £49.99.
Microsoft confirmed the price rises in April, when a spokesperson said the move was being made to “ensure gamers have consistent pricing for Xbox Live Gold across Europe”.
The company hasn’t announced plans to change the existing six-month subscription price of £29.99.
The price increases bring monthly and annual Xbox Live Gold subscriptions in line with the cost of their PlayStation Plus equivalents, while a three-month Xbox Live Gold subscription will be £2 cheaper than three-months of PlayStation Plus.
May’s free Xbox Live Gold games are Marooners, The Golf Club 2, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon and Comic Jumper.
Xbox Live had 64 million active users at the end of Microsoft’s third quarter ended March 31, 2019.