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Microsoft is merging the accounts for its Remix 3D service with Xbox Live accounts. The company announced in an email to its users that the change will go live on April 30th.
Remix 3D, for those unfamiliar, is a Microsoft service where users can share their 3D creations. The service is mainly for Paint 3D, an app that’s coming to Windows 10 with the upcoming Creators Update. Users can create 3D content on Paint 3D and then share it with others on the Remix 3D community.
By merging Remix 3D accounts with Xbox Live accounts, Microsoft is making it manage all the different accounts you might have for Microsoft’s products. Once the change is rolled out, your Remix 3D account will have your Xbox Live’s gamerpic as the profile picture and your gamertag as your username on Remix 3D. If you don’t have an Xbox Live account, Remix 3D will ask you to create one where you’ll need to choose your gamertag and gamerpic.
Microsoft says you won’t lose any of the content you might have shared on Remix 3D after the change is rolled out, so that’s pretty nice to see. However, merging Xbox Live accounts with Remix 3D accounts is a weird decision since Remix 3D has nothing to do with Xbox or gaming on Windows 10. Moreover, you probably don’t want to use the same profile picture you have on your Xbox as the profile picture on Remix 3D.
Unfortunately, you can’t opt out of the change when it’s rolled out on April 30th, so that is pretty disappointing.