Xbox Live Is Now Xbox Network

Xbox Live Is Now Xbox Network

The Main Point

Xbox Live is now Xbox Network, which is a terrible name, in my opinion. Xbox Live sounded much better than Xbox Network. Beta testers have already begun to see this change in name, so it should be coming soon. I wish that they would have just left it as Xbox Live.

Xbox Live is a great service for all Xbox users. It allows you to easily add friends, play with them, upload clips and screenshots and talk to your friends. Some of those features are part of Xbox Live Gold, though, and that is part of the reason for what is happening. Xbox Live is being changed to Xbox Network. I wish that it would just stay as Xbox Live, because that was a much better name, and I am used to it.

What caused this name change?

Nobody really knows exactly why Xbox is changing the name of Xbox Live, but they did say that it was to avoid confusion with Xbox Live Gold. Xbox wants to make sure that they get as many people to pay for gold as possible. We first started seeing signs of this back in August of 2020, but Xbox said that they were not planning on rebranding. This was back when Xbox raised the price of gold, but was forced to bring it back down. Beta testers have started to see Xbox Network in areas that would normally say Xbox Live. I don’t know why Xbox would change the name, though. I understand that they don’t want confusion with Xbox Live Gold, but Xbox Live has had the same name for all 18 years since it launched. It just doesn’t make sense to change the name at this point.

Xbox Live Is Now Xbox Network

When will this change fully roll out?

Xbox has not officially stated when they will roll out the new Xbox Network branding, but it will likely be soon. There have been a lot of beta testers seeing Xbox Network instead of Xbox Live lately. Also, Xbox is supposed to be allowing free multiplayer games to be played without gold sometime soon. It is possible that they could release both at the same time. That would make a lot of sense, because it would let people know that you can now play free multiplayer games without Xbox Live Gold. I think that this is a great change, because there shouldn’t be a pay wall for games that are supposed to be free-to-play. I still don’t like the Xbox Network name, though.

The Main Point

Xbox Live is now Xbox Network, which is a terrible name, in my opinion. Xbox Live sounded much better than Xbox Network. Beta testers have already begun to see this change in name, so it should be coming soon. I wish that they would have just left it as Xbox Live.

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