Windows 8 To Use Real Cash Not Microsoft Points
Microsoft is preparing for the launch of its next operating system, Windows 8, by rethinking its Microsoft Point system. Rumors circulating about speculative improvements to the new OS earlier this year brought about questions as to whether Microsoft was finally going to get rid of the nonsensical points.
According to The Verge, our prayers appear to have been answered, and Windows 8 will feature purchases available for real money NOT Microsoft points. Everything from movie rentals to music can be bought with the use of a credit card on Windows 8. The good news is that Microsoft Points will still be usable, but the store will default to credit card use in the future.
It has yet to be officially confirmed as to whether this change from points to real money is a permanent inclusion for Windows 8. If so, we can assume that the transition will take place on Xbox Live for marketplace purchases or perhaps the next generation Xbox console.
Are you a fan of Microsoft’s point system? Do you think this transition will be a good move on Microsoft’s part? Shout out in the comments below.