Xbox Live Changing For Better or Worse?
The Future of Xbox Live Gold
As of August 27th, 2013 the Xbox LIVE Gold Family Pack will be changing. If you're afraid of losing your time remaining on your current account, don't fear. Microsoft will be giving that extended time, as well as three months for the transitions of memberships.
Now I know many people have become accustomed to the current Xbox LIVE Gold, where there is a Family Sharing Plan for multiple Xbox consoles under the same roof. This will become obsolete and move into individual accounts that require separate fees versus the low sum of the Family Plan. The same type of parental controls will remain into play, minus the allowance ability and activity monitoring. Microsoft is a very family oriented company, but if people don't happen to use these abilities such as the allowance, then they'll be removing it.
Easier to Share Games
Microsoft is heading towards the Ninendo sharing process viewed upon the Wii U. Using the Wii U, you can make separate accounts within the same game, without interfering with saved data. Upcoming is the same type of ability except expanding over multiple consoles. With the new Xbox One, anyone can sign in on your Xbox with their gamertag and begin playing one of the games within your library. Also, being able to access digital purchases while signed onto a different Xbox.