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Xbox Live Becomes Xbox Games Store

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Posted September 3, 2013 by Kat in News
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The Xbox Live Marketplace has officially undergone a name change as of this week, now becoming the Xbox Games Store.  Something that users will see as soon as they log into their systems.  As was confirmed by a Microsoft spokesperson, it “is now called the Xbox Games Store, and will sit alongside the Xbox Music Store and Xbox Video Store.  This is to make it easier for consumers to find content both on Xbox 360 today and Xbox One when it launches in November.”  This also points to the strong role that the rebranded marketplace will likely be playing in the next-gen console.

This change also comes in the wake of the retirement of Microsoft Points, which officially began earlier this week.  All current points on the system were translated over to real-world currency, depending on a person’s country, and any further points purchased will also make the transition as well.  This was done to make it easier for users to utilize the same account on both the Xbox 360 or Xbox One with the Windows Phone.  Given the desire to put the newly titled Games Store alongside the Video Store and the Music Store, this further points to Microsoft making easy access for consumers to utilize the same account and information across the point, as well as likely encourage them into doing so.

The Xbox Live Marketplace (guess we’ll no longer be calling it XBLA) was launched alongside the Xbox 360 eight years ago in November 2005 and has been the online store for the console ever since.  Though hardly a radical overhaul, it does point to potential for further changes in the future, especially given Microsoft’s desires for the Xbox One to be an all-in-one kind of system.

The Xbox One has not been given an official release date; it will be out sometime in November of this year, just in time for the holiday season.

Source: Joystiq


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