If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Microsoft abandoning MS Points, new report claims

Microsoft is doing away with MS Points on Windows 8 and potentially Xbox 360 in favour of real currency, a new report has suggested.

The Verge reports that the Windows 8 movie store has started charging for rentals and purchases in real currency, which a is a step away from the Microsoft Points model used in the operating system's beta phase.

Using an advanced edition of Windows 8, the site claims that you can still pay using Microsoft Points while using a credit card, but that the currency defaults to real money during the process.

With Windows 8 mechanics strongly tipped for the next iteration of Xbox, it seems unlikely that Microsoft would want to fragment its install base by having two sets of payment methods, suggesting that real currency is the way forward for the console.

We'll have more as it happens.

Thanks Eurogamer.

About the Author

Dave Cook avatar

Dave Cook

Contributor

Living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Writing a game called Jettison and a book called Seventh Circle. Loves spicy food.

Support VG247

You give us money, we give you an ad-free reading experience, merch discounts, a newsletter every month, and elite status amongst your friends.

See more information

More News

Latest Articles

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

VG247 Merch