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Xbox One’s optional ‘real identities’ feature not available at launch, arrives in a later update

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One of the new features Microsoft promised with the Xbox One was the ability to use your real name instead of your Gamertag on Xbox Live. This feature is called “real identities” and unfortunately will not be available during the launch of the Xbox One.

“While real identities continue to be part of our plans for the experience on Xbox One, at launch, customers will continue to search for friends using their Gamertags. Our teams are working hard to deliver a quality experience for Xbox One. This means prioritizing some features and sometimes postponing others for a later update,” Microsoft stated.

Using your real name would only be an option for those who are sick of using their Gamertag. Microsoft wants Xbox Live to be a friendlier place with this feature and plans to roll it out in an update later down the road. Eventually, Microsoft wants it to be a norm to use a real identity rather than a Gamertag.

“I think you will see a general movement toward more real identity on Xbox One and on Live in general,” Microsoft stated earlier this year.¬†The Xbox One launches¬†on November 22nd.

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