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Xbox Live Rewards System to See Changes in August

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Posted July 14, 2013 by Kat in News
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Xbox Live’s Rewards system is due to make some changes, beginning August 1.  The Rewards system, of course, has been in place, giving something a little extra back to the gamer for doing things like renewing a Gold membership, buying games online, and taking the occasional survey.  And the Rewards were always given in the form of Points to be used for the purchase of more games, DLC, and the like.  But now, beginning next month, that’s all set to change, likely due to the fact that the use of Points are being phased out for the upcoming Xbox One, which will instead use real-world currency for its marketplace.  Gamers will no longer be rewarded with Points.  Said an email sent out by Microsoft, “You’ll continue to get rewarded for doing the things you love on Xbox Live – just not with Microsoft Points.”  What and how exactly those rewards take shape has not yet been indicated.

These changes likely come in direct competition to the PlayStation Plus, as well as the Wii U marketplace, which did not allow for the conversion of Points purchased on the Wii.  Indeed, Microsoft has already promised that unused Points will converted directly into the currency used in the Xbox One, and the players will be able to get their money back of “equal or greater” value in the new straight-cash system regardless of whether or not they purchase the Xbox One, with a year after the conversion to spend it.  This already proves a promising step for the intended marketplace to serve for the next-gen console, and the use of real-world currency will like make the entire process of purchase on the marketplace somewhat easier.

For those looking to find out more about the new Rewards system, you can check rewards.xbox.com on September 1 for full information.

Source: Destructoid


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