Xbox Live Gold 12-month subscription has been removed from the Microsoft Store, Microsoft has confirmed.
A representative told TrueAchievements:
At this time, Xbox has decided to remove the 12 months Xbox Live Gold SKU from the Microsoft online Store. Customers can still sign up for a one month or three month Xbox Live Gold subscription online through the Microsoft Store.
It was only last week Microsoft had confirmed that its game streaming service, Project xCloud will be added to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at no additional cost. That means Ultimate comes with Xbox Game Pass access on both PC and consoles along with Xbox Live Gold and xCloud from September.
It's rumoured that Microsoft is simplifying its subscription services to encourage users to access Live Gold through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate rather than individually. We'll keep you updated as we learn more.
Microsoft has also recently confirmed it has discontinued both the Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital console editions as it prepares for the launch of the Xbox Series X.