Gamers worried that they would need to use their real names on the next-generation Xbox One games console when it launches next month on November 22nd. Will be pleased to know that Microsoft has confirmed that gamers will not need to use their real names as Microsoft Xbox One IDs at the launch as Gamertags.
However Microsoft did say that they are still committed to the idea of gamers being identified by their real names but only if that gamer chooses to do so.
A Microsoft representative confirmed the news that the real name Xbox One identification system would not be implemented for Gamertags for the console’s launch, after contacting the gaming website Kotaku. Explaining:
“While real identities continue to be part of our plans for the experience on Xbox One, at launch, customers will continue to search for friends using their Gamertags,”-“Our teams are working hard to deliver a quality experience for Xbox One. This means prioritizing some features and sometimes postponing others for a later update.”
Confirmation of the delay was also included in a demonstration earlier this week of the new Xbox One friend’s application which showed gamers identified by their Gamertags and not by their real names.
The Xbox One games console launches on November 22nd 2013 and is currently available to pre-order worldwide priced at $499.99 in the US, £429.99 in the UK and 499.99 Euros.
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