Microsoft has made some interesting changes to Xbox terms and services agreement. It will free up plenty of unused Xbox user names. According to Microsoft’s new Xbox terms of services, every Xbox users must log in at least once every five years to keep his/her gametag.
This is a welcomed change as many gamertags will become available. There are many other notable changes to Xbox terms and services agreement but here are the top 5.
In the Code of Conduct section, we’ve added a prohibition on posting terrorist content, and an explanation of our Code of Conduct for Xbox users.
In the Microsoft Account or Skype Account section, we’ve added a requirement that you must sign into the Xbox Services at least once in a 5-year period to keep the Xbox gamertag associated with your Microsoft account. We’ve also added that if your account is compromised, we may be required to disable access to certain content.
In the Work or School Accounts section, we’ve added a notice that your separate work or school terms apply if you sign in with a work or school email address.
In the Payment Terms section, we’ve clarified that customers agree to keep their account and payment information up to date. We’ve also clarified procedures for automatic renewal of Services.For customers living outside of the United States and China, we’ve also added that some transactions might require foreign currency conversion or be processed in another country.For customers living in Taiwan, we’ve clarified that all purchases pertaining to digital content are final and non-refundable when such content or service has been provided online, and that there may be certain circumstances when you are entitled to a refund for subscription Services.
For customers living outside of the United States and China, in the Contracting Entity, Choice of Law, & Location for Resolving Disputes section, we’ve added that if you are using the free Outlook.com service in Singapore or Hong Kong, you are contracting with Microsoft Regional Sales Corp. For customers residing in China, in the Contracting Entity, Choice of Law, & Place to Resolve Disputes section, we’ve added that if you are using MSN, Bing or the Windows Maps App, you are contracting with Microsoft Mobile Alliance Internet Service Co., Ltd., and if you are using Xbox Store on Xbox ONE, you are contracting with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Media Co., Ltd.
To check out full terms and services agreement, here over here.
These changes will affect users on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and presumably users of Project Scorpio. The new 4K compatible machine will arrive in Fall 2017 and should use the same terms and services agreement.