Xbox Live

Xbox Live

Xbox Live was created by the Microsoft Corporation as an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service. There are two versions of Xbox Live available, Xbox Live Free and Xbox Live Gold. Xbox Live gold is the premium version and it extends across Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

About Xbox Live

Xbox Live (trademarked as Xbox LIVE) is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service created and operated by Microsoft Corporation. It is currently the only online gaming service on consoles that charges users a fee to play multiplayer gaming. It was first made available to the Xbox system in November 2002. An updated version of the service became available for the Xbox 360 console at that system's launch in September 2005, and is a competitor of Sony's PlayStation Network and Nintendo's relatively-new Nintendo Network. The service was extended in 2007 on the Windows platform, named Games for Windows Live, which makes most aspects of the system available on Windows computers. Microsoft has announced plans to extend Live to other platforms such as handhelds and mobile phones as part of the Live Anywhere initiative.

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