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Microsoft offering pro-rata refunds for Xbox Live Gold once paywall comes down

Microsoft is offering pro-rata refunds to Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners who purchased a paid membership prior to the announcement that the company will drop its Xbox Live Gold paywall for apps come June.

Xbox Live Gold members who purchased a membership before the June update can cancel and receive the refund for unused remaining days between the date of cancellation and the date their paid membership ends. These requests must be made by Aug. 31 and requires six to eight weeks of processing.

Yesterday, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced plans to drop Gold subscription paywalls for "popular entertainment experiences" including gaming apps like Machinima, Twitch, Netflix and HBO Go, among others. Microsoft also announced plans for a Kinect-less version of the Xbox One scheduled to launch on June 9 for $399.

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