Microsoft had previously announced its upcoming next-generation console, the Xbox One, would launch with a feature that would allow Xbox Live users to identify each other by their real names instead of their Gamertags. If you were hoping to finally learn the real name of your pal BenDoverx, it looks like you won’t be doing so when the Xbox One launches as a Microsoft representative recently told Kotaku the company would be missing its deadline to provide the feature in time for the Xbox One launch.
“While real identities continue to be part of our plans for the experience on Xbox One, at launch, customers will continue to search for friends using their Gamertags,” the representative said. “Our teams are working hard to deliver a quality experience for Xbox One. This means prioritizing some features and sometimes postponing others for a later update.”
This feature was first revealed by Microsoft during the Xbox One unveiling back in May 2013 and allows for Xbox Live users to opt-in to attach their real names to their accounts, which would better help in identifying who exactly is on your friends list. The Microsoft representative didn’t go into detail of when the company would expect this feature to roll out, but once we do, we’ll be sure to report it.