Microsoft will delete accounts that haven't been used for two years

Platforms: Microsoft Xbox One | Project Scarlett | PC
Microsoft will delete accounts that haven't been used for two years

With the recent changes to the Xbox Live and Game Pass services, it's no surprise that Microsoft might want to make new user signups more attractive - and by freeing up long-dormant usernames they'll be giving their customers more choice. Therefore the news that the company is set to start deleting accounts that have been inactive for more than two years makes a lot of sense.

There are exceptions - accounts that have purchases attached or an unused balance will be left as is, so that'll mean that anyone who has ever purchased an Xbox game, bought a movie to watch via a Microsoft account or Microsoft service digitally will find their accounts will remain untouched.

The changes go into effect on 30th August so you have just under two months to get yourself signed in if your account may be at risk.

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