Microsoft Points, the infamous virtual currency used by the large corporation on its Xbox Live Marketplace, might finally be replaced by real money, as the Windows 8 store now no longer requires MS Points, allowing customers to pay directly with credit cards.
Microsoft has been criticized time and time again for its MS Points system, as it forces Xbox 360 owners to first buy virtual currency and then spend it on actual content from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Now, the company has just made a big change in concerns to payment options for content available on its Windows 8 operating system, as The Verge
points out that the rental or purchase of movies no longer requires only Microsoft Points, allowing users to directly pay with credit cards.
While this is available for movies at least for the moment, it stands to reason that, with the upcoming retail release of Windows 8 on October 26, Microsoft might finally get rid of its infamous Points.
As of yet, the large corporation hasn’t commented on the change and, based on previous statements
, the MS Points might still be used in the near future.