• Ben Thompson

Xbox Live officially rebranded as Xbox Network

Microsoft has announced that they have officially re-named it’s Xbox Live service as Xbox Network. They announced this change in a statement to The Verge.

"Xbox network refers to the underlying Xbox online service, which was updated in the Microsoft Services Agreement. The update from ‘Xbox Live’ to ‘Xbox network’ is intended to distinguish the underlying service from Xbox Live Gold memberships," said a Microsoft spokesperson.

Despite the rebranding, nothing will be changing in terms of the service. Xbox Live will live on with the Xbox Live Gold memberships and everything else will go on as usual. Whether this is part of future plans for Microsoft have up their sleeves for changes in their online service, only time will tell.