Xbox LIVE Rewards has issued emails to participants in the rewards.xbox.com scheme to inform them of changes to the program in line with Microsoft scrapping MS Points for cash purchases. Xbox LIVE Rewards gives Gold Subscribers points back in return for making promotional purchases, renewing Gold Subscriptions and answering questionnaires. Whilst the amount of points they dish out monthly is likely to be a hefty sum, for each individual it’s such a small piddly amount – who really cares for 20 MS Points on their Birthday?
Here’s a brief from the informative Xbox LIVE Rewards statement:
“With all these changes, it’s become necessary for us to evolve the way we reward you. Starting 1 August 2013, you will not be able to earn Microsoft Points through Xbox Live Rewards any longer. Not to worry, though! Since this currency change is impacting the structure of the programme, we’re taking the opportunity to make Xbox Live Rewards even better. You’ll continue to get rewarded for doing the things you love on Xbox Live – just not with Microsoft Points. So come back to rewards.xbox.com on 1 September 2013 for the full scoop. You can also follow us at @XboxLiveRewards on Twitter for the latest updates.
Finally, despite the Microsoft Points changes, all your hard work will not go to waste. On 7 August 2013 we’ll deposit ALL your Pending Rewards Points into your account, even if you have less than 100. And if you still have Points in your Xbox account when Microsoft Points are retired, they’ll be transitioned into your country’s local currency.”
Currently there is a dashboard beta in progress on Xbox 360, with Xbox LIVE rewards scrapping points rewards on August 1st – is this the date that the new dashboard will roll out publicly?
We’ll soon see!