Why is xbox live asking me for credit card info to download the free destiny beta demo?

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Found 25th Jul 2014
Kind of defeats the purpose of it being free? I already have a subscription to xbox live, so why ask me for payment details microsoft? the beta is now free on psn too, so I wonder if they will ask for payment details for a free beta too?

Edit: lets see if psn requires the same!


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Just tried it on psn and it does not ask you for any payment details, and it added it straight to my downloads queue. Stupid microsoft so money orientated (_;)


so they can sell your details on to interested 3rd party or 'lose' them like eBay

A friend of mine had a similar issue as well, got a 12 month Xbox Gold subscription and it still wanted card info when redeeming the code. I never thought twice about it I don't think when it may have asked me, I just have my Paypal account linked.

Cool story bro.

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Cool story bro.

Glad you enjoy bro
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