Microsoft today announced that they are releasing nearly one million Gamertags from accounts abandoned from the original Xbox era. These accounts never migrated to Xbox 360 and as a result they have been inactive for quite some time. This will be available to Xbox Live Gold members with active subscriptions and at least 1 year of cumulative Xbox Live Gold tenure starting on Wednesday, May 18th @2:00pm ET / 11:00AM PT.
Many of the available Gamertags are in the following categories:
- Proper Names
- Pop culture references (Entertainment, sports, gaming)
- Types of Food
- Geography and Travel
- Science and Technology
- Math and Numbers
- Some of the greatest inventions of all time
Access to these newly-released Gamertags will be available on Xbox.com, which is the most convenient way to make a Gamertag change. Remember, changing your Gamertag won’t impact your Gamerscore, Achievements, or your Friends list.
Read more about it here.
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