Eagle-eyed spotters witnessed a little change to Xbox LIVE last night, with prices for Avatar items suddenly showing up in real currency rather than in the usual Microsoft Points (check out the screenshots over at Save And Quit). However, Microsoft have stressed that this was merely a glitch, not an indication that they'd be abandoning Microsoft Points any time soon.
"Yesterday, a few avatar items appeared with an option to purchase with local currency, instead of Microsoft Points," Microsoft admitted to GamesIndustry.biz.
"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."
It had been rumoured that MS might phase out their divisive Points system by the end of the year, but the official word for the time being appears to be to the contrary.
We've already suggested that we kind of love the little virtual exchange and would be sad to see it disappear, but what are your views? Should MS keep the Points system, or would you like to see them kicked to the curb?