In light of the Xbox One launch in November, Microsoft have set upon getting all of their affairs in order, one of which is removing the “Live Marketplace” from their Xbox Live Marketplace, and replacing and re-branding it as simply the Xbox Game Store.
Microsoft launched the Xbox Live Marketplace purely for the Xbox 360, it began as a place where Microsoft could list everything from games, demos, music, and videos, but since the arrival of Xbox Music Store and Xbox Video Store the Xbox Live Marketplace has really just contained games, so it seems fitting that Microsoft should change the name to something more relevant.
Speaking with Joystiq a Microsoft representative said:
“That’s right, [Xbox Live Marketplace] is now called the Xbox Games Store, and will sit alongside the Xbox Music Store and Xbox Video Store. This is to make it easier for consumers to find content both on Xbox 360 today and Xbox One when it launches in November.”
Now Microsoft have finally introduced the use of real currency to the Xbox Live Stores they’re finally becoming a more easy to use and understand online store.