Microsoft details when and how it will phase out Microsoft Points


May 4, 2013

Microsoft has confirmed its plans to retire the company's Microsoft Points currency system in favour of using real world money, a change that will take place later this year.

The actual switch-over will happen this autumn, Microsoft announced in a new FAQ, although you'll still be able to register existing Microsoft Points cards for a while longer - "through 2014 and for a limited time thereafter".

This autumn Microsoft will convert your existing Microsoft Points balance into your local currency, although an exact conversion is unclear.

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