The name change is now official and will be consolidated in the coming weeks while Microsoft makes adjustments to its online ecosystem.
One of the classic services of Xbox – and perhaps also the most beloved – is about to be renewed, or at least as far as its name is concerned. We refer to Xbox Live, the online service that has allowed us to enjoy multiple multiplayer games over the Internet for more than 18 years and which, we now know, will be renamed as Xbox Network.
After 18 years, Xbox Live will be renamed the Xbox Network in the coming weeks.The name change is already official and will be consolidated in the coming weeks while Microsoft makes the necessary adjustments to change any previous name to the new one within your online ecosystem. Said modification occurred with the most recent update of the company’s terms and services contract and in which the new name with which the service will be referred to is established.
In this regard, a representative of Microsoft said to the middle The Verge that this change is made with the intention of unify the online ecosystem of Xbox teams that include both consoles and PC. Likewise, this will seek distinguish said service from Xbox Live Gold memberships that, even to this day, generated confusion among some users.
Interestingly, the change comes a few months after rumors surfaced pointing to the company’s plans to ditch the name. Xbox Live and that his own Microsoft came out to deny. Although this did not happen to adults at the time, the rumors resurfaced a few weeks ago when members of the Xbox test program reported the name change to Xbox Network in the sections for Xbox Live; and now the transition is finally confirmed.
In addition to the above, it is also known that there will be important changes in the treatment that Microsoft It gives those free games that make use of its online service like Fortnite. As is known, all these will no longer require any Xbox Network subscription to operate, although the exact moment in which it will occur is still unknown.
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