The Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 each have the strengths and their drawbacks, and plenty of fanboys on each side to defend their favorite and decry their enemies. But there’s one thing both sides can agree on: Microsoft Points suck a lot.
The made-up currency has been the bane of Xbox fans’ existence for a while. Who hasn’t had to pause for a moment to convert the MSP into real-world money, and get annoyed that they expended energy doing math for something that never really had to happen? It’s infuriating. And for a while, we’ve heard rumors come and go that Microsoft would be ditching the points system, only to see it hang on year after year.
A post on the Verge makes similar claims: according to “sources familiar with Microsoft’s Xbox plans,” the points will disappear in favor of real-money gift cards, and straight credit card transactions. Apparently the new system could be revealed at E3 next month, and that’d be pretty cool. But that said…we have definitely heard this before. I’ll believe it when I see it. But with the Next-Box reveal set for next week, is this finally the time when our dreams can come true?
[Via the Verge]