Like a lot of you, we’ve been yearning for Microsoft to come up with a gift card solution for Windows Phone. Sunny skies ahead. Looks like Microsoft is finally gearing up to drop the Points system on Xbox and replace it with gift cards and cash.
We first reported on the rumor of Microsoft dropping their Points system back in early 2012. The Microsoft Points system has always received its fair share of criticism from users. Now The Verge reports that Microsoft is dropping the Points system with a new one.
The new system will work across a variety of Microsoft properties and platforms, like the Windows Phone Store, Windows Store, and Xbox Marketplace. This new system will also include gift cards, similar to those available for the iOS and Android ecosystems. Debit and credit cards will still be supported for purchases.
Moving towards a system based on cash instead of Point should make it easier for consumers to know how much they are spending on an app or game. We might get more info about this new system at E3. We’ll be there to bring you any info.
Anyone else looking forward to gift cards on Windows Phone and knowing exactly how much that Xbox Live game costs?
Source/Image: The Verge