Microsoft begins tests allowing multiplayer without Xbox Live subscription

For as long as Xbox Live has been a thing, a subscription has been necessary to enjoy multiplayer online gaming on Xbox consoles.

However, earlier this year, Microsoft said it was making an exception for popular games that are free-to-play on other platforms, the likes of PUBG and Fortnite, for example.

Now the company appears to be starting along that path, by testing a dashboard update enabling multiplayer in some of those free-to-play games.

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