Microsoft admit Live beta ‘real money’ increases were an error
Microsoft have taken steps to reassure Xbox Live members that the relative price increases seen in the latest Dash beta rollout were an unintended error.
A Microsoft representative, speaking to online site, VG247 stated:
“We are aware that select regions experienced some incorrect game title pricing in the Xbox Live beta. This was an unintended error that we are in the process of fixing. We’ll be reimbursing impacted participants for the difference in what was paid and what the price will be after the update is available to all members. Of note, beta programs give us the chance to test, fix and correct issues like this. As with all beta, we take the learnings from our program and make corrections and adjustments prior to the update being available to all members. As always, we appreciate the participation of our beta customers in helping us launch and build great products.”
Microsoft, through the use of public beta programs then, redressing the balance in The Force, and through a handy FAQ on the transition from points to cash.
What are your thoughts on the move from points to cash? Is this a good move, or is the cynic in me thinking it will stop those who take advantage of cheaper geographical pricing to get the best deal?