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Microsoft "not looking at anything like" free-to-play on Xbox Live

Microsoft Xbox Live UK product manager, Pav Bhardwaj, says they're not pursuing any free-to-play micro transaction model with the Xbox Live Marketplace, but it has potential.

The current Xbox Live Points system is "really successful for everybody," adding people understand it and are "really pleased with it". They don't want to rock the apple cart.

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MariaHelFutura2226d ago

MS is hilarious. But, atleast they're not beating around the bush.

LOGICWINS2226d ago

Can't blame em. If your good at something and you know people are willing to pay, charge for it.

decrypt2226d ago

Lol true, when console gamers are willing to pay to go online, that itself is enough confidence to charge for anything haha, i mean there possibly cant be anything more of a rip off can there? lol.

LOGICWINS2226d ago

^^If people are stupid enough to pay, let them pay. Not much any of us can do about.

LOGICWINS2226d ago

^^If people are stupid enough to pay, let them pay. Not much any of us can do about it.

SuperLupe2226d ago

You don't have to be "stupid" to pay for Live, its what comes with buying a 360 and people accept it.

The people who complain the most about paying for Live are those who dont pay for Live and supposedly play on PSN.

You'd think they would simply be content with not having to pay to play online ... guess not.

sikbeta2226d ago

Seriously, Live is a cash cow, why ditch it, doesn't make sense from a Corp point of view, now from a gamer point of view... well, people seems to not bother...

FanboyPunisher2226d ago

Dont talk so much shit about Live, since it is the more technologically advanced online system, less lag and more stable during peak load. More features, sure people pay for more, just like PS+ users who pay to get more (not much aside free games).

So each service has its perks, stop making it seem people are paying for nothing.

Almir9082226d ago

"since it is the more technologically advanced online system, less lag and more stable during peak load" oh fanboypunisher, you cannot be anymore stupid can you? According to what info is it more stable and has less lag? A company running a certain game are not going to have one console lead over the other online. It's just stupid. They are completely the same. Depends if the game supports P2P or Dedicated server. In which case PS3 uses more dedicated due to their exclusive first party games that support them like warhawk and Resistance. AND it also depends on if your connection is good and if the hosts connection is good.

Baka-akaB2225d ago (Edited 2225d ago )

rofl , while still having to judge on a case by case for games , it's virtually the same , differences being based on the chat system themselves and the services provided .

And seriously the more advanced ? Somehow pc users are having a stroke after bursting in laughters

Outside_ofthe_Box2225d ago (Edited 2225d ago )

***"So each service has its perks, stop making it seem people are paying for nothing."***

Yes they are, but not literally of course. I wonder how many people would pay for Live if it had a free service?

Like SuperLupe said, ***"You don't have to be "stupid" to pay for Live, its what comes with buying a 360 and people accept it."***

There are great handful of people that just accept that they have to pay XBL when they bought their 360s and not necessarily for the features/perks, at least not initially. BUT I do guarantee that there would be a substantially large amount of people not paying for Live if MS had a free service for Live.

Outside_ofthe_Box2225d ago (Edited 2225d ago )

Aww man double post.

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Baka-akaB2226d ago (Edited 2226d ago )

Can't blame them , there is no need for them to go f2p

LOGICWINS2226d ago

Not sure if your going to edit your comment for a 3rd time, so I'll quote this so you know what I'm referring to.

"Can't blame them , there is no need for them to go f2p"

Your right. If they NEEDED to go F2P, they'd be in 3rd place by now.

Baka-akaB2226d ago

Np , saw how it could spark stuff and wasnt in the mood for it .

Outside_ofthe_Box2226d ago (Edited 2226d ago )

***"Your right. If they NEEDED to go F2P, they'd be in 3rd place by now."***

If Microsoft was in third place I doubt they would feel like they NEED to make XBL free just as if Sony was in Second place I doubt they would drop the free service of PSN.

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SleazyChimp2226d ago

I call bullshit on the whole MS points thing though. I hate that garbage and can't wait till they change it.

Summons752226d ago

it's the same thing as the "wallet" on psn. you put money in you can never get back, buy something, then have left over 10 cents that will never be used..... absolutely no difference outside of MSP being a universal number so when talking to my international friends I can just say the msp number instead of trying to figure out dollar conversion. If you have MSP then you should demand the PSN wallet to change as well

Christopher2226d ago

You only have to put into your wallet what you are going to use, though. Putting in more is at the user's descretion. This is never the case with MS points.

InTheLab2226d ago

I don't have any money left over for my purchases. I charge them directly to avoid this. Not possible for MSPs.

Summons752226d ago

well if a game is 9.99 and I can only put in 10 that is putting in more and I now have a penny that will never be used.

Fez2226d ago

Why would you put in 10 if it only cost 9.99?
10 isn't the cost of the game.
The game costs 9.99.

:)

Outside_ofthe_Box2225d ago

***"well if a game is 9.99 and I can only put in 10 that is putting in more and I now have a penny that will never be used."***

OH NOs!!! I can't use a penny!! God kill me!

Honestly, if I was a bum begging for change and you gave me a penny, I'd kindly call you back and give you your penny back and say "Take it back. This penny is as useless to me as it is to you!"

lol

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lategamer2226d ago

MS Points is great because it's so easy to get free points. Just use BING rewards or XBL rewards.

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