Halo: Reach is exclusive to Xbox and as with other Xbox 360 titles users need to have an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription if they want to play the game online. But this weekend, Microsoft will be allowing owners of Halo: Reach access to multi-player gaming even if they have Xbox LIVE Silver subscription. Microsoft has announced that from 17-19 September, everyone can enjoy online multi-player modes as they will be unlocking all the benefits of Xbox LIVE Gold for Xbox Silver subscribers.
Halo: Reach has very engaging multi-player gaming, allowing co-op missions for 4 friends or the ability for 8 players to battle against one another. Microsoft also said that anyone who wishes to buy an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription will also be able to buy a specially branded Halo: Reach membership card which provides access to the gaming service for 12 months plus 2 bonus months.
But Xbox LIVE subscription is more than just for multi-player gaming. The owners of the subscription can also access Twitter and Facebook, watch Live TV, movies and listen to music from various service providers. By the year end Xbox will have a new companion when Microsoft will be expanding Zune services to Xbox 360 which will allow access to million of songs and HD movie streaming.