Xbox Live Gold
Free-to-play games on Xbox no longer require Gold subscription
Several dozen popular free-to-play games can now be enjoyed on Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X without an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Want to try a game before buying? Microsoft testing "Free Play Day" for Xbox One
Microsoft has begun testing a Free Play Day feature that would allow Xbox One gamers to download games for free and play it for a 24-hour period as a sort of free trial.
Microsoft offering pro-rata Xbox Live refunds soon following sweeping changes
Microsoft has confirmed it will refund Xbox Live Gold members on a pro-rata basis if they no longer want a subscription following the company's decision to allow entertainment apps to be used for free after years behind a paywall.