Posted by Raine Hutchens on Jun 19, 2012

Xbox 360 Achievement Awards Arriving Later This Fall

Since the initial launch of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 many players have wondered exactly what their Gamerscore would stand for aside from proving to their friends who’s the best gamer. These scores continue to climb with every achievement earned, and besides the thrill of the hunt the points awarded to gamers by completing these Achievements meant nothing. Now, according to Microsoft, that’s all about to change.

The time has finally come and gamers will be picking up rewards for their Gamerscores. Coming later this fall Microsoft will be rolling out a rewards program that will offer “a new way to earn Rewards based on your Achievements” as the Xbox Live Rewards Twitter page claims.

The tweet, in full, reads:

“We’ve hit 50,000 followers, which means it’s time for an announcement! Coming Fall: a new way to earn Rewards based on your Achievements.”

While we can’t exactly say these Rewards will come based on your Gamerscore alone, they will make use of your completed Achievements. The way I imagine this will roll out is that Rewards will be set in place to be unlocked when a certain type, number, or specific Achievements are completed. This will not only push players to complete more Achievements in games, I imagine it will push sales of other games as well. For instance, if you’re one Achievement away from a Reward but it’s on some game you don’t have, there are some out there who would go purchase the game just for that fact.

We don’t really know the specifics of how everything will work out right now. We’ll have to wait until it gets closer to the fall to see more details on what Microsoft has up their sleeves. Thinking about the program, it would be sort of cool to earn Microsoft Points through completing Achievements. That way if you’ve some left over from a purchase you could just earn more through playing games to spend what’s left. Sounds plausible, right?


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