Microsoft Unveils Xbox Live Marketplace Content
Date: Tuesday, November 15 @ 03:42:12 UTC
Topic: Xbox Live
In anticipation of the next generation console launch, Microsoft today announced that more than 400 pieces of downloadable Xbox Live Marketplace content--including free interactive demos for games like; "FIFA Soccer 06 Road to the 2006 FIFA World Cup" (Electronic Arts), "Kameo: Elements of Power" (Microsoft Game Studios), "Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie" (Ubisoft), "NBA LIVE 06" (Electronic Arts), and "Need for Speed Most Wanted" (Electronic Arts) as well as new music videos from Franz Ferdinand and Audioslave courtesy of Epic Records--will be available to Xbox 360 fans starting November 22nd. Freely accessible to anyone with a broadband connection, Xbox Live Marketplace is a digital download center providing free and premium content for games, as well as entertainment content such as movie trailers and music videos.
Premium Xbox Live Marketplace content will be available for purchase with Microsoft Points. Microsoft Points is a new stored-value system that will let consumers purchase a number of points, and then redeem those points for content online, ranging from gamer pictures and themes to full game downloads on Xbox Live Arcade. Microsoft Points will be available for purchase at participating retail stores and via the Xbox Live Dashboard. In North America, consumers can purchase a card worth 1600 Points for an MSRP of $19.99. Offers in the dashboard will range from 500 points and up.