Technology company, Microsoft, has announced that it would continue to offer its Gold Xbox Live service for free in China.
Microsoft upsets Chinese gamers with free service
The Xbox One gaming console went on sale in China in 2014.
This development has disappointed some console owners in the country who believe a subscription would enable them to access more content.
Providing the information on its official Weibo account, Microsoft said it would continue to be free "for reasons you understand".
Bringing out the reaction of fans, Tech Asia website said, "To say that Chinese Xbox fans were not amused might be an understatement,"
"Fans are incensed at what many see as a pattern of constant delays."
According to the BBC, China is the only country in which access to a regionally locked-down version of the online Gold service is free.
Regular membership in most countries includes online multiplayer functions, free online games and discounts on others.
China's Xbox Gold service is very limited compared with other markets due to the interest in complying with the country's censorship laws.
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