Microsoft launched the Halo: Reach, exclusive to Xbox, and if gamers want to play online then they need to have an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription. Also, this weekend Microsoft will allow all owners of Halo: Reach, access to the multiplayer gaming content. The company has said that "from 17-19 September, everyone can enjoy the online multiplayer modes as [they] unlock all the benefits of Xbox LIVE Gold for [their] Silver subscribers".
Multiplayer gaming on Halo: Reach will allow co-op missions for 4 friends or ability for 8 players to battle against one another. This weekend will also see some organized multiplayer events such as allowing people to battle against the developers of the game.
Microsoft also said anyone who wishes to buy an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription will 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.