Xbox Fitness Will Be No More From July 2017
E3 has just finished and it’s safe to say Microsoft has a lot on its hands, what with the new Xbox One S coming this year, Project Scorpio coming next year, and the other things it between such as backward compatibility, Xbox play anywhere etc. Of course, the list goes on so with little time on their hands and possibly a redundant service is this the right thing to do?
Here’s what we know, the Xbox One workout app, over the next year. As of today, new customers can’t download it, and customers who have already bought into the platform with paid programs like P90X or Insanity will eventually be affected as well.
This is the closure timeline, as detailed 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 to access Xbox Fitness and the associated workouts/programs.
Will this wind-down effect you and the services you use at all, do you think this is the right step for Microsoft to focus more on the gaming element of Xbox? Leave your comments below and for more news be sure to like our Facebook Page, join our Facebook Group and follow on Twitter and Twitch for all the latest Xbox One news, reviews and competitions.