The economic crisis that is plaguing different sectors, including the digital one, has led to decision-making such as staff cuts, price increases in products and services, and even internal measures. Today, the annoyance took hold of some Microsoft workers because they will soon have to pay to use Xbox Game Pass Ultimate .
Microsoft eliminated free Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for its workers
According to a report by Tom Warren, journalist for The Verge, Microsoft informed its workers that it will withdraw the free benefit of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate from all those who are not directly related to the video game division. , that is Xbox or Microsoft Gaming. The measure, which will come into effect in January 2024, will affect 238,000 employees who will have to pay for Microsoft's video game service, although the company reported that in their case they will not do so at full price as they will receive a discount to purchase the plan. annual.
Microsoft employees will have to pay for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
According to information from internal sources, some Microsoft workers are upset with the decision made by the company and immediately contacted Phil Spencer[/ url], general director of the video game and Xbox business. In this regard, the manager indicated that he is not aware of the changes and, like them, he found out through the company's notice.
Although controversial, the measure seems to be aimed at saving costs in order to deal with the impact of the financial crisis of the post-pandemic period. In the case of Microsoft, ]layoffs have been reported to save budget at the human resources level, the most recent was applied to the social network specialized in employment LinkedIn. Now, it seems that the company will apply internal measures that result in greater savings, especially after investing $70 MMDD in the purchase of Activision Blizzard King which, now, has become a reality.
In related news, the controversy is also on Microsoft's side in South America because the sudden price increase of Xbox Series S in Brazil, the most important market in the region, bothered gamers in that country. In this regard, the information available indicates that it was an order from Microsoft, although Brazilian fans were quick to blame Mexico since the headquarters of Xbox LATAM is in our country.
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