Yesterday, real money prices appeared on Xbox Live alongside a number of Hyrid Avatar items. Now, before you start thinking Microsoft has only gone and ditched the virtual points system, don’t worry, it was all one big “mistake”.
“Yesterday, a few avatar items appeared with an option to purchase with local currency, instead of Microsoft Points,” a statement obtained by CVG reads.
“This display error doesn’t signal a change in payment options, but rather an error in how the offers were configured in our services which resulted in an inconsistent experience. It is in the process of being resolved.”
Earlier in the year, a leaked report suggested that MS might well drop the points system by the end of the year. Maybe they were taking real money for a test run.