Who say it doesn’t pay to live healthy. Xbox Fitness user will be receiving refunds for content.
Just a few months ago, Microsoft released news that they will no longer be supporting Xbox Fitness. They laid out a plan to abruptly discontinue the service and eventually wipe it from the Xbox consoles altogether. Any purchased content would disappear as well.
As you can imagine, Xbox Fitness users were not pleased. It caused a massive uproar as the in-game purchases are pretty expensive. To lose it all just because Microsoft wanted to go in another direction ruffled a lot of feathers.
Here is the plan laid out by Microsoft:
Beginning today, June 27, 2016, Xbox Fitness content will no longer be available for purchase. For existing users of Xbox Fitness, the content you’ve purchased will be available to play for a year, through June 30, 2017.
- On December 15, 2016, we will be removing our “Free with Gold” offer. Until then, Gold members will still be able to access and play the over 30+ workouts available for streaming as a part of this offer for free.
- On July 1, 2017, Xbox Fitness (and all associated content) will no longer be available for download/play. This includes content you’ve purchased. At that time, Xbox Fitness will no longer be available for download from Xbox Marketplace and content will not be available for play from the Xbox Marketplace nor within the game. Xbox Fitness users will no longer be able access Xbox Fitness and the associated workouts/programs.
Users of Xbox Fitness have started receiving refunds as early as this past Wednesday. Its unsure of if Microsoft is fully refunding purchases, or if its only a partial refund. Ultimately its a great way to repair relationships with its consumers