Is Xbox One Getting A Fitness Subscription-Based App?
There’s a bit of a weird story here. On the official Xbox One website, pages popped up, which have since been removed, that detailed a subscription-based fitness app for the Xbox One.
The page temporarily appeared on the Xbox website, probably by someone who accidentally jumped the gun as it was labelled an error, and they have now been removed.
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Those sneaky NeoGAF ninjas though managed to capture the information, forever to be displayed on the interwebs. Someone is going to get fired.
According to the description, Xbox Fitness will offer a pass system, and will allow its subscribers to compete with star trainers such as Jillian Michaels and Tony Horton, and others.
The full description reads:
“Introducing the future of fitness. Experience the world’s best workouts with instant, personalized feedback, right in your home on Xbox Fitness. Train with Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, P90X, Insanity and more. Optimize every workout with immediate feedback on your form, power and heart rate with the all new Kinect, featuring Muscle Mapping, Power Gauge, and Pulse. Plus, feed your motivation with social challenges. Unlimited access is yours with an Xbox Live Gold membership through November 2014. Only on Xbox One.”
Furthermore, the page specified that after November 2014, “unlimited access requires a paid Xbox Fitness Pass subscription and an Xbox Live Gold membership,” which indicates that two separate subscriptions will be needed, one for Live and one for Fitness, in order to access the content.
The information also suggests that access to some Xbox Fitness features will be freely available to Gold subscribers for one year after the Xbox One’s launch.
Microsoft has not officially announced the app, so don’t take this information as fact yet since the company could easily do a one-eighty on it after this leak. Bad joke? Yeah, but I couldn’t resist.
Interestingly, the app isn’t the only fitness software for the Xbox One, as Zumba Fitness: World Party is a launch title for the console on November 22.