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Next generation of Xbox Live Rewards to be unveiled September 1

Thursday, 11th July 2013 10:47 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft has confirmed that its old format of Xbox Live Rewards will be shelved next month to make way for a new scheme, which is set to be revealed on September 1.

In an email sent to Rewards Members, Microsoft explained that because it is canning its MS Points currency, players will no longer receive the points as part of their Xbox Live rewards starting August 1.

The email sheds light on a new reward format set to replace the Microsoft point pay-outs, “Since this currency change is impacting the structure of the program, 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 September 1, 2013 for the full scoop.”

Meanwhile, beta testers currently trying out Xbox Live’s real-currency transactions were dismayed to find the prices of digital wares increased after the conversion from points. However, Microsoft has since issued a statement to say that the price hike was in error.

What could Microsoft offer players instead of Microsoft Points we wonder? What do you think?

Thanks OXM.

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  1. TrickyAudio

    Gotta be free games a la PS+

    #1 10 months ago
  2. ps3fanboy

    the micro$haft is getting really desperate now. looks like they are gonna pay people to play their games on the tvbox, LOL!..

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Dendroball

    @2 And someone is desperate to make a snarky comment when Microsoft is mentioned !

    #3 10 months ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    @3 And it is well deserved, when micro$haft shat on their customers with drm from hell, they deserve the snarky comments!

    #4 10 months ago
  5. JackTheFaux

    @4 I really hope you are paid for every comment you make against Microsoft, because you must have no fucking life at all. You probably don’t anyway.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. Lengendaryboss

    @5
    It would make more sense if that were the case, nope just a sad sony fanboy.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. Fin

    The current rewards program really isn’t very good, hopefully the new one’ll be better.

    #7 10 months ago
  8. ps3fanboy

    @6 the hypocrite legendarychump… when will you get outta the closet??.. at least i am true to myself and the readers of my posts here at vg247. i am a ps3fan and dont hide it like you ass pickle…

    #8 10 months ago
  9. MFBB

    It would be great for all Xbox gamers if Microsoft tries to copy the PS+ model.

    I think its one of the best services in gaming, 1 year, 50 Euro, 64 free games + special offers, discounts, early access/betas, full game trial versions etc.

    Wish Steam would also offer something so ridiculously good, would immediately buy that.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. Lengendaryboss

    @8
    “Asspickle”? “Hypocrite”? You said MS investing in F2P games was bad and i offered Singstar and Destiny Of Spirits by Sony in retaliation, was that a bad idea? Don’t call me a hypocrite and be king of hypocrisy yourself.

    Also that “outta the closet” is only used in reference to one thing, what your referring to i have no idea.

    #10 10 months ago
  11. ps3fanboy

    @11 the hypocrite legendarychump… you know pretty well what the reference is you ass clown!… you offered nothing and that is a fact. you come here to talk shit about wii-u and while you was at it you slip and talked about sony as second coming, nothing wrong in that. but then you back tracked like a crazy, and swear your a peecee raisin masters, and everything guy. but in stead you crap on everything and that is a fact. you better beef up to what you did, or you can just stay in your man cave forever, butt weed.. dont need lairs like you that talk with two tongues.

    #11 10 months ago
  12. Lengendaryboss

    @11
    Can’t read that garbage, not even going to attempt. But its lies from what i can actually read.

    A lot of similar nicknames from Francis, Hmmm……

    #12 10 months ago
  13. mistermogul

    I must say the current scheme is terrible even if it is free.

    Nice idea though…

    #13 10 months ago
  14. Lloytron

    All these ‘reward’ schemes are generally lame though.

    It was my birthday this week and they sent me a present! 20 MS points. Net value, 17p. AMAZING! :D

    #14 10 months ago
  15. ps3fanboy

    @13 LegendaryCHUMP, your a LAMER and that accusation that i am the Francis O is wearing very tin now. YOU have ashamed yourself and made yourself look like an idiot on the internets. YOU better stay in your man cave with the windows shut, so the air get thick and you forget.

    #15 10 months ago
  16. DarkElfa

    @15, aren’t you the pot calling the kettle the N word, ps3virtuaboy?

    #16 10 months ago
  17. Lengendaryboss

    Not going to give the PlayStation loving fanboy the satisfaction of commenting on his obvious insanity and spelling and grammar issues beyond this post.

    Edit: similarities not accusations.

    #17 10 months ago
  18. ps3fanboy

    @17 i will tell you this, i don’t shit about… i dont deny i am a ps3fan at hearts.. i like ps4 to but not everything i agree with, specially the forced ps+.. but i promise you will hear about that to if it go bad.. i also have been liking ninty from the 80′s, but they was up in the shits, no denial there. anyway ninty is on the right path now.. the peecee is a drm fest not worth mentioning. but this hypocrite legendarychump is calling me out… he got answered for his peecee master raisins swing every way attitude. i don’t take nicely on that shit..

    #18 10 months ago
  19. ps3fanboy

    @18 the hypocrite legendarychump gonna baby it out, LOL… that’s how it is with this guy. if you are not gonna man up dont fucking bother comment on my comments, you asspickle!

    #19 10 months ago
  20. Hcw87

    @19
    http://www.vg247.com/2013/06/20/eas-online-pass-damaged-its-games-and-impeded-the-consumer-says-wilson/

    Don’t talk about hypocrites, you hypocritical hypocrite.

    Hypocrite.

    #20 10 months ago
  21. For Blood

    This is like a good tennis match.

    #21 10 months ago
  22. Dendroball

    Well that escalated quickly huh ? I would be glad to flag some of ps3fanboy’s posts and this discussion only shows his true colors just sayin’

    #22 10 months ago
  23. Ge0force

    I’m about to cancel my ps4 pre-order because of this ps3fanboy. Dear mods, please permban him and make this site a better place.

    #23 10 months ago
  24. Clupula

    You know, I’m starting to wonder if PS3Fanboy is being paid by Microsoft to make people who buy Sony products look really, really bad.

    #24 10 months ago