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October 8th, 2012, 19:37
Credit card payments usurp virtual currency as default transaction method

Microsoft could be phasing out its Points payment system on Windows 8 and Xbox Live.
As reported by The Verge (http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/8/3472612/microsoft-points-windows-8-rental-purchases), Microsoft has made real currency the default method of paying for music downloads and movie rentals on Windows 8, meaning the use of Microsoft Points is no longer compulsory.

Although during previous Windows 8 betas the operating system had used Microsoft Points, in the latest version they have been usurped by credit card payments.
Microsoft Points are still usable, although the fact they are now taking the backseat could suggest the computing giant is gradually phasing out the system in favour of a more user-friendly method.
Develop has contacted Microsoft for clarification on the issue.