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At the end of the month, any Xbox Live accounts under a Gold Family Pack umbrella will convert to individual Gold account in preparation for for the changes coming to Xbox Live with the Xbox One.
Family Gold Pack users will convert on August 27, and will receive a bonus three months of time added to their account. This change means that family pack features, like the ability to share Microsoft Points and monitor play time will disappear.
Microsoft recently revealed that Xbox One users will be able to dictate a single console as the home console, and all accounts registered on that console will have access to all the digital games downloaded on that Xbox One. In this way, the family account lives on in a new way. All Xbox One users in a household will be able to access content
Our TakeI am somewhat disappointed by this change because my wife, my sister, and myself take advantage of the Family Plan. My sister lives in a different state, though, and this new change means we will lose the discount associated with gathering accounts. Also, with the uneven amounts of Microsoft Points that result from buying oddly priced items, it was helpful to share Microsoft points between accounts. It was nice to be able to give a few points to my wife for example, rather than spend $10 to buy a $6 game. The new changes have their own benefits, though, so I can't complain too much.
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I think this sucks. I thought family plan was great. Think they should keep it and the new system for X1. It helped alot of people I'm sure.
no microsoft points anymore so there is that.
I don't know what this means exactly, but I just updated in July so the added 3 months for my son, brother and sister in law will be a nice gift. Kind of makes me feel derpy about renewing next year though. I could actually do without a $100 internet/tv bill and a yearly renewal fee for xbox live. $25 a year isn't bad, $60 (or more since I would probably have to pay for my son's also) a year is a little different.