Report: This Fall Unlocking Those Xbox 360 Achievements will Earn You MS Points

June 19, 2012 -

According to a tweet from the official Twitter feed for Xbox Live Rewards, future achievement points earned by Xbox 360 players will reward players with MS Point rewards. According to the tweet, Microsoft will begin rewarding players for unlocking achievements with MS Points:

"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!"

Further details on how this new rewards program will work were not revealed. Achievement junkies who don't mind spending the extra time unlocking even the most obscure in-game accolades will surely rejoice at this news.

Source: Videogamer by way of Eurogamer


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Re: Report: This Fall Unlocking Those Xbox 360 Achievements ...

i thought that it should be something like this from the get go, and was severely disappointed when i found out that the otherwise useless "gamerscore" that taints my dashboard and every move was a meaningless gesture geared toward nerdy bragging rights moreso than any purpose.

as such i wish i could just turn them off entirely. but getting a REAL reward (such as Halo Reach gave you avatar gear for doing some things, and Ubi's UPlay even offers expansion items for the game through its achievements) than i won't feel so stupid having that there..

 

Re: Report: This Fall Unlocking Those Xbox 360 Achievements ...

I use the Xbox Live Rewards. Most likely the rewards will not be monetized, more like Avatar items and themes. But even if it is MS points, don't expect much for your achievements.

Re: Report: This Fall Unlocking Those Xbox 360 Achievements ...

I do that too and while I don't make much on a normal basis, every now and then I actually manage to get a few points. They usually reward you for buying stuff of getting accounts from Netflix, Hulu or renewing your Xbox Live membership. This is stuff I do anyway, so it's nice when I get something back.

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Re: Report: This Fall Unlocking Those Xbox 360 Achievements ...

This is great. I actually suggested this a few months back in an article. I have a Ubisoft account for this exact reason. Their version of achievements, "Units" are actually redeemable for stuff and are worth hunting down.

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Re: Report: This Fall Unlocking Those Xbox 360 Achievements ...

I think it is most likely based on like, a certain number of MS point per a number of Gamerscore.

One thing is that achievements for Games for Windows - LIVE titles counts towards this Gamerscore. Mind you, there are free-to-play games among those. (Ages of Empires Online and Microsoft Flight)

Re: Report: This Fall Unlocking Those Xbox 360 Achievements ...

Worth it? Excuse me, but if you get something - anything - for nothing, then it's worth it. They're offering to give you something for free, and it's not good enough? I expect better out of the people who post here.

If it's better than what you have now, for doing nothing different than what you do now, how about a simple, "Thanks, Microsoft."

Re: Report: This Fall Unlocking Those Xbox 360 Achievements ...

Well, this isn't something for nothing.  This is something for your time and effort.

Now granted, most of us are getting achievements in the regular course of our gaming.  To have these rewards tacked on to something we are already doing is great, absolutely.

However, for a highly exaggerated example, if you need 10 billion achievements for 10 MS points?  Then going beyond your normal activity level (whatever that might be), to go achievement hunting for the MS point reward is "not worth it".  If you need to spend 80 hours a week for 6 months straight just to get enough for the lowest price item in the XBox marketplace, and you will never see a reward otherwise?  Then the reward system is "not worth it."

Highly doubtful that it will be this extreme.  But even if it is, won't diminish my gaming experience in anyway.

Re: Report: This Fall Unlocking Those Xbox 360 Achievements ...

Interesting if true.  And if the number of points per achievement is worth it.

Re: Report: This Fall Unlocking Those Xbox 360 Achievements ...

I wonder what about those who already have a ton of achievments.

Re: Report: This Fall Unlocking Those Xbox 360 Achievements ...

My prediction is that the achievements-to-points rewards won't be worth it. Probably like... 80 points per 10,000 achievement points, with no retroactive rewards.

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