Xbox bucks on the way out

Published on May 19th, 2013

Microsoft is reportedly preparing a dashboard update for the Xbox 360 that will phase out its ‘Microsoft Points’ currency system and prepare the console for the arrival of its successor.

Citing ‘sources familiar with Microsoft’s Xbox plans’, The Verge reports that the new dashboard update will go into beta testing in ‘late June or early July’, targeting a full release in August.
The update, according to the report, will ditch the ‘Microsoft Points’ currency, backing up a previous report in which the site claimed that Microsoft plans to transition the Xbox Live Marketplace to real-world currencies.

The new dashboard will apparently also prepare the console for the arrival of the next-generation Xbox, by laying the foundations for messaging, beacons and achievements to be cross-compatible between the two machines.


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