Microsoft have been making modifications here and there to Xbox Live of late, consisting of major ones like free-to-play games ultimately no longer needing Xbox Live Gold memberships to be played offline, as well as it appears that more adjustments– though related to the Xbox Live branding this time– might be coming.

It appears the Xbox control panel no more has any mention of Xbox Live, as well as rather just refers to it in the UI as “Xbox network”, recommending that Microsoft may be preparing to drop the long-lasting “Live” branding entirely in favour of something extra basic and varied. Given their platform-agnostic as well as services-driven strategy, that would absolutely fit with their technique.

Of course, this is yet to be recognized by Microsoft in a main declaration, so it’s probably best to await word from the horse’s mouth for now. Some reports have actually recommended that Xbox Live Gold may still be done away with in the near future (regardless of Microsoft saying that it isn’t going away any time quickly). Find out more on that with here.