I will am getting an Xbox One for Christmas and was wondering if I needed Xbox Live to play with my brother, his friends, and my friends.

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    Yes, you need xbox live Dec 10, 2015 at 21:46
  • Could you please clarify, do you simply mean a registered account or do you mean a paid subscription?
    – Eric
    Dec 12, 2015 at 18:07

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This depends on your definition of "play with".

To play online with anyone, you will need an xbox live account.

To play "locally" (meaning everyone is in the same room taking turns or playing on the same tv via a splitscreen mode, but not all games support that) I do not believe you need an xbox live account.

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