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Xbox One is cancelling your digital gym membership

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Back before VR, Xbox had a different kind of interactive experience, one that promised to get gamers up off their couches and experience gaming in new ways. The Kinect was going to change gaming, and even make gamers get fit, especially the better version that launched with the Xbox One. The came with Xbox Fitness and actually included exercises that could have gotten any of us into shape, if only we did them regularly. Of course, very few people did. But, unlike your gym that makes money when you don’t use its services, Xbox has decided to just call the whole the thing off.

Rather than continue to release new workouts with famous trainers (I still love you, Jillian), Xbox is getting rid of Xbox Fitness, but you still have a year to get into shape.

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 access Xbox Fitness and the associated workouts/programs.

Back when every Xbox One shipped with a Kinect, it might have made sense, but with that aspect removed and a new focus on AR and VR, it seems motion capture technology is shifting in focus. Then again, Geoff did weird VR exercise while at Computex, so maybe that will be the new fad to convince us that we could use technology to get fit. Not that we will, but we could.

 

Last Updated: June 28, 2016

12 Comments

  1. Pariah

    June 28, 2016 at 09:32

    Hey Sir Raptor. THIS is what you’re talking about, right? Right?

    Go on. Rage away.

    Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      June 28, 2016 at 09:49

      anyone who purchased digital fitness for kinect is… is just… You know what. Live and let live.

      In all seriousness and sarcasm aside, that being said MS should refund anyone who purchased items separately. This business of taking stuff away you paid for is gross. I’m over that rant. I just give up with this industry

      Reply

  2. BakedBagel

    June 28, 2016 at 09:37

    Hey you see this product you paid for?

    WELL SCREW YOU GUY. IM TAKING IT AWAY

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 28, 2016 at 09:39

      *unused product

      Reply

      • BakedBagel

        June 28, 2016 at 09:40

        lmao like that has ever stopped people complaining about losing something they never used 😛

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 28, 2016 at 09:43

          XD

          Reply

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 28, 2016 at 09:39

    lol @ VR fitness. People don’t even use their non-VR equipment after a month.

    Reply

  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 28, 2016 at 09:40

    Such a gimmick. They should have had Verimark sell it, they would have sold millions upon millions

    Reply

  5. Raptor Rants

    June 28, 2016 at 09:50

    So like a real gym membership then? Use it or lose it?

    #trollol

    Reply

  6. Craig Lotter

    June 28, 2016 at 09:59

    Wow. Are they going to refund users who did purchase content? Because if no, then that’s going to cause a bit of a negative PR storm!

    Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      June 28, 2016 at 10:22

      They’ll say no. Have a PR storm and then backpedal on their statement of no claiming they never meant a flat out no but rather no meant they are just investigating who needs to get first.

      Reply

  7. The Order of the Banana

    June 28, 2016 at 12:45

    Did anyone actually use this?

    Reply

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