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Xbox Live Possibly Being Renamed To Xbox Network

Reports suggest that Xbox Live is being renamed to Xbox Network, which is similar to what Sony PlayStation calls their online service.

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Jin_Sakai86d ago

Shouldn’t the “network” part be capitalized?

Jericho133786d ago

Probably means it’s not being rebranded, they’re just dropping the Live brand and replacing it with something generic.

Would be a shame to see it go, but if it means dropping the subscription fee as well then it’s a good thing I suppose.

Jin_Sakai86d ago

They’re probably going to drop games with gold and focus entirely on GamePass.

S2Killinit86d ago (Edited 86d ago )

Playstation has been called network (as in PSN) forever now. I wonder how that sits with Playstation. Imagine PlayStation changing their name to PlayStation Live. Who would have thought.

Rocketisleague86d ago

Xbox live sounds better imo.

PlayStation network coulda been more creative. Not that I can come.up.witj anything better. I'm also not a creative person

DaveZero86d ago

I like the sound of Xbox network, god I remember playstation network, I still have the black internet box you had to screw on with a coin and the playstation network disc lol

Doubt it's worth anything now but just kept it for memory's.

XiNatsuDragnel86d ago

Network? I thought Xbox live works just as good tbh.

Atticus_finch86d ago

Let's hope it isn't related to that inevitable price hike.

DiRtY85d ago

we have been through this...

ArthriticPowers86d ago

I still think gold will be scrapped and online will become free. Once there attachment rate for gamepass is where they want it that is.

sourOG86d ago

Yeah there is no reason not to have gamepass If you play on Xbox. Even the people that don’t play online sub to that. It would be an awesome move if that plays out.

LucasRuinedChildhood86d ago (Edited 86d ago )

People said that MS were going to make XBL free for months (I thought that was laughable) and then they tried to double the price of Gold to $120. That should have been a reality check.

MS is a corporation and Gold is extremely profitable. They're not going to burn an existing revenue stream if they don't have to. Think about it logically. They won't make more money back by not charging for Gold (this fact is as true now as it was decade ago). Their audience are already willing to pay for it, and it's not hindering them getting a large audience to sub to GamePass.

DragonWarrior1985d ago

They'd drop Gold for Gamepass Ultimate being the main way to get Gold before they make online free to play. They still need paid online, Gamepass is not profitable for them.

medman86d ago (Edited 86d ago )

I prefer xbox live, tbh. Xbox network sounds very corporate. Once they change the name they will try to charge 20 bucks a month for gamepass.

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