Xbox Live will be known as Xbox Network

The Verge have reported, via beta testing for Xbox (presumably) preview, clips branded “Xbox Network” instead of Xbox Live.

Microsoft have confirmed the name change.

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

What do you guys reckon to this? It’s been 18 years that it has been called Xbox Live. Of course its a name change, nothing significant or ground breaking, yet a simple thing can change people’s thoughts on the product.

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