Microsoft Beta Testing Web-Based Region Switching Tool
Written Thursday, January 03, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Though we've personally never had to do it ourselves, we've heard that switching your Xbox Live account to a new region can be the proverbial ball ache. But that's all apparently set to change, with Microsoft currently beta testing a web-based region switching tool that's looking to make the process a lot simpler.
Soon, you'll be able to migrate your Xbox Live account from one region to another in but a few short mouse clicks, moving your Gamertag, achievements, MS Points balance and XBL subscription with it. However, Microsoft warns that certain region restricted content will not be transferred in some cases, meaning that apps including TV and movie services and Xbox Music passes cannot be moved, and no refunds will be issued for paid subscriptions.
Nevertheless, this web-based tool will enable users to bypass having to call Microsoft's support line for help in transferring their Xbox Live accounts when moving to a new region, making the process easier and less problematic. Surely that can only be a good thing.
Microsoft has yet to officially announce the region migration tool, but NeoWin reports that it is apparently in beta testing and is coming.