Microsoft will charge $60 a year for many Xbox One features


Even if the new $ 499 Xbox One delivers “thousands of dollars of value” this holiday season, you’ll need to pay $ 60 a year to make the most of them. Today, Microsoft confirmed that you’ll need a $ 59.99 Xbox Live Gold subscription to access some of the most highly touted online features of the new game console, including the Game DVR system that automatically records and lets you share video clips of your gameplay achievements, Skype video calling, and the OneGuide TV programming guide that lets you browse and control live TV with a unified interface.

For Microsoft, restricting features like these to premium subscribers is nothing new. With the Xbox 360, online multiplayer game modes and online video services like Netflix and Hulu Plus…

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