Last week saw a dashboard update finally remove the traditional MSP system from Xbox LIVE and replaced it with the Microsoft Account, allowing users across all Xbox and Windows 8 platforms to use local currency.
Following yesterdays official renaming of the Xbox Marketplace to the Microsoft Store, today the Xbox Rewards system has been relaunched at http://rewards.xbox.com/
Reflecting on the multi entertainment use of the Xbox platform, the new look Rewards programme is being refocused to show this:
“Xbox Live Rewards is all about YOU. That’s why we designed the programme with you in mind.Whether you’re an avid gamer with an ever-growing Gamerscore, or a film buff who lives and breathes Xbox Video, we reward you for doing what you love. And the more you do, the more you get.”
Credits can now be earned through using the Xbox to play games, watch TV and movies or listening to Music. The punch card system, which was introduced just before MSP was removed, has been kept, as Microsoft wants to reward it’s Xbox users for using its services.
“With Xbox Live Rewards, it’s easy to get rewarded for being loyal to Xbox Live. From renewing your Xbox Live Gold membership (3,000 Rewards Credits), to building your Gamerscore (up to 3% rebate on Xbox Store purchases), to taking monthly surveys (250 Credits), the rewards are as real as the fun.”
For more information on the new look Rewards Scheme please see the FAQ here – http://rewards.xbox.com/faq/