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Windows 8 will allow users to pay for game, movie, and music content with real-money instead of using Microsoft Points like it did in the beta. Could this signal the beginning of Points being phased out?

According to The Verge, Microsoft’s new Operating System allows users to pay via a credit card for purchases made inside the OS, the option to use Points is still there, but the default is now real-money values. At the moment Xbox Live will continue to use Microsoft Points, but this could be the start of a universal phase out of the system.

Several reports have suggested that Microsoft will drop the use of Microsoft Points from Xbox Live by the end of 2012.

Would you like to keep the points system or revert to cash? Let us know in the comments below.

0   POINTS
0   POINTS


About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89

Microsoft Points Phased Out for Cash in Windows 8

Windows 8 will allow users to pay for game, movie, and music content with real-money instead of using Microsoft Points like it did in the beta. Could this signal the beginning of Points being phased out?

By Matthew Bennett | 10/8/2012 07:47 AM PT

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Windows 8 will allow users to pay for game, movie, and music content with real-money instead of using Microsoft Points like it did in the beta. Could this signal the beginning of Points being phased out?

According to The Verge, Microsoft’s new Operating System allows users to pay via a credit card for purchases made inside the OS, the option to use Points is still there, but the default is now real-money values. At the moment Xbox Live will continue to use Microsoft Points, but this could be the start of a universal phase out of the system.

Several reports have suggested that Microsoft will drop the use of Microsoft Points from Xbox Live by the end of 2012.

Would you like to keep the points system or revert to cash? Let us know in the comments below.

0   POINTS
0   POINTS



About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89