Xbox Live: No rise in UK 12-month subs

MS clarifies price movement on service

Microsoft has confirmed to CVG that UK gamers will see no difference in the cost of three, six and 12-month Xbox Live subscriptions following last night's price rise announcement.

The news had sparked concerns amongst Gold Live subscribers that they'd have to pay a premium for long-term subscriptions.

However, a Microsoft spokesperson told us today:

"The price rise only relates to single-month subscriptions in the UK."

As we reported last night, UK gamers who subscribe for one month to Live will now have to pay £5.99 - up £1 from the previous price.

The US will see price rises across its Gold options, however.

One month subs go up from $7.99 to $9.99, whilst three-month plans rise from $19.99 to $24.99. Meanwhile, one year subs will jump from $49.99 to $59.99. Ouch.

Mexico and Canada have also been affected by the price rises. Click through for more.