One of the best announcements made at the Microsoft conference at E3 was that starting soon, still no timeline, families will be allowed to share the Xbox Gold access across members.
For me personally this is a big deal as I have a full Xbox Gold membership on my profile but there is no way I’m paying for a membership for both my kids.
But now when they play only some of the XBLA games are open to them and for others they need to log in on my account to experience the full title. This is partly from my last Xbox being stolen and licensing issues and partly because of the Gold being linked to only my profile.
They also cannot play online or voice chat unless they are logged in as me.
Microsoft has now stated that this will stop and moving forward if one member is paying for Gold then everyone on the console will be able to experience the benefits of it.
Good move Microsoft.
Last Updated: June 12, 2013