If you have been browsing around in the avatar store recently you will know that Microsoft has made a mistake on its purchases. Where it is meant to say how much Microsoft points it costs it actually displayed the currency of where you live, e.g. If you live in England it will display £15 instead of 1600msp.
In a statement made to GameIndustry.biz the platform holder blamed a glitch in the system for the appearance of the prices, and stated that it has no immediate plans to phase out Microsoft Points.
“Yesterday, a few avatar items appeared with an option to purchase with local currency, instead of Microsoft Points.”
“This display error doesn’t signal a change in payment options, but rather an error in how the offers were configured in our services which resulted in an inconsistent experience. It is in the process of being resolved.”
Microsoft have said in the past that they may be getting rid of Microsoft points and replacing it with real world currency. This has never gone further than a speculation or an idea, but this could mean they were maybe testing to see if it would work. That is just a thought however and they can do what they like because it is their own currency.
Microsoft points do have their good points but real currency will be more beneficial to people knowing the worth of those points. Just like steam and PSN Microsoft will eventually cir-cum to this and most probably will be out sourcing MSP for currency on the next console.
Written by Ben Burgess