When it rains it pours, and it is definitely raining in Microsoft world. It seems after many years, and probably due to sales, Microsoft is finally pulling the plug on the paywall that has plagued their Xbox Live service since its conception. This announcement is rumored to be made on June 9th, around the time of their E3 presentation.
Also, it is big news because for many, who have resigned their Xbox 360 and the Xbox One’s that are bricked because of these policies now have life again. And if you don’t have an Xbox One, now would be a good time as Microsoft is releasing an Xbox One with out a Kinect for $399. Regardless of how Microsoft came about this decision, it is a good day because competition is always good for the consumers, and in this case gamers. You can find all the details here at the Xbox website, or simply look below to see if some of the major apps you no longer need Xbox Live for.
– Internet Explorer
– Upload / Streaming
– Xbox Premium Music App
– Basic Music Video App
– VUDU HDTV Movies
– NFL App
– Fantasy Football App
This list extends much longer as Microsoft claims to have over 160 Apps for the Xbox One, so you can expect to find at least one app you would use that will now be to you without a paywall.
Comment below and share your thoughts on this news, are you willing to buy and Xbox One now?