There have been rumours in the past about Microsoft eventually planning to switch its XBox LIVE service over from Microsoft Points to real-world currency. While there still hasn’t been any confirmation either way, Polygon‘s latest preview of Windows 8 adds fuel to the rumour fire.
The upcoming OS apparently uses local currency and credit card payments as default, rather than MS Points, for music downloads or movie rentals. In previous betas, the OS was still using MS Points for all purchases and rentals.
Microsoft haven’t commented on this change yet, and while the XBox LIVE service is still using MS Points, Polygon seems to think a switch over later this month is pretty likely.