Is Microsoft Killing its Virtual Currency?


This effects Xbox users moreso than it does Windows Phone users, but it seems that Microsoft may be willing to put its virtual point system to the axe soon. According to Inside Mobile Apps, Microsoft will phase out the point system and begin accepting real money for transactions very soon.

Gamers have been asking for this since nearly day one, as 80 points equated to one dollar which lead to some tricky math needing to be done if you planned on making several purchases. Because of the odd point conversion, many users had to buy more points than were needed, which netted Microsoft many disgruntled customers. Windows Phone users needed points for avatar items, but games are purchased with real money.

Of course, Microsoft is choosing not to comment on this rumor, but here’s to hoping its true for the freedom of Xbox and Zune Marketplace purchases everywhere.

[via The Verge]