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Microsoft is set to announce that it will be scrapping its points currency with the release of the next Xbox, according to a new report.

The Verge claims that sources familiar with the matter have told them that Microsoft Points will be replaced by a gift card system similar to iTunes, which will allow users to purchase real currency to be used for downloadable content. Of course credit and debit cards will still be accepted.

This new system will apparently spread across the Windows Store, Windows Phone Store, and Xbox Live. According to The Verge, Microsoft is planning to announce the change at E3 next month.

Are you happy to see the end of Microsoft Points? Share your thoughts below.

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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

RUMOR: Microsoft Points to be Scrapped With Release of Next Xbox

By Matthew Bennett | 05/15/2013 08:50 AM PT

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Microsoft is set to announce that it will be scrapping its points currency with the release of the next Xbox, according to a new report.

The Verge claims that sources familiar with the matter have told them that Microsoft Points will be replaced by a gift card system similar to iTunes, which will allow users to purchase real currency to be used for downloadable content. Of course credit and debit cards will still be accepted.

This new system will apparently spread across the Windows Store, Windows Phone Store, and Xbox Live. According to The Verge, Microsoft is planning to announce the change at E3 next month.

Are you happy to see the end of Microsoft Points? Share your thoughts 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