Friday, July 5, 2013

Xbox Live Public Beta for new Xbox 360 dashboard and Points replacement opens

Written and Edited by Lynn Gerena ( Ashe Darkthorne )

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Microsoft has thrown open applications for its next Xbox Live beta which means it must be Summer.

 

 

xbox-360-video-game-console-2As announced on Major Nelson’s Blog post for today. Microsoft is inviting Xbox Live members to join in the 2013 Xbox Live Update for Xbox 360 Public Beta.

The beta is set to give Xbox 360 gamers the opportunity to have early access to the new Microsoft Points replacement and more. The 2013 Xbox Live Update for Xbox 360 Public Beta will see a trial switch-over to local currency for downloads and purchases, Microsoft’s Major Nelson writes, in addition to performance improvements.

The switch from Microsoft points to actual local currencies was announced last month. Remember when this takes affect any Microsoft points left in your account will get a conversion to at least equal value.

Membership of the public beta is only open to limited numbers – Microsoft hasn’t said how many will be accommodated – and, for the first time, will be accessed via the Xbox Live dashboard itself. Xbox 360 owners should look out for a new Xbox Beta Program tile on the homescreen.

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