You can now play free-to-play games without Xbox Live Gold
As of today, Microsoft no longer requires you to have an active Xbox Live Gold membership in order to play free-to-play games online through the Xbox consoles. For unclear reasons, Microsoft has long insisted on paying to use the multiplayer functionality of these free games, which was always a bit strange.
Microsoft has recently made a lot of smart changes for its Xbox platform and this decision is clearly one of them.
A list of all the games that you can now play at no extra cost on the Xbox can be found in the fact box below.