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August 8, 2013

Xbox One to Charge Gamers for Key Features

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Microsoft’s Xbox One console, which is expected to go on sale in November, will only be available with an annual subscription to Key features.

The requirement covers recording and sharing of gameplay videos, making Skype video calls and using a service that finds gaming opponents.

An Xbox Live Gold account that currently costs £40 ($60) will be needed for all these features.

Sony PlayStation 4 owners will also have to pay for some online services.

However, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed, via a post on Twitter, that its machine would not restrict games recording and streaming features to paid subscribers.

Microsoft revealed the requirement in an update to webpages detailing the Xbox One’s features.

 

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini