Xbox Live Introduces “Play to Earn” Program, Earn Cash by Spending It

Major Nelson updated his blog today and managed to share an interesting update to the readers to inform them about an upcoming promotion in April.

Major Nelson has revealed April to be the premiere month for a new program called “Play to Earn” where players will be rewarded for playing games and spending Microsoft Points in order to get free points in return.

Currently, Xbox Live Gold users will be able to earn rewards in the following ways:

  1. Play 20 hours of any combination of arcade games, receive a free avatar item
  2. Purchase any four arcade games for 400 Microsoft Points or more from Xbox LIVE, receive a one month Xbox LIVE Gold membership
  3. Spend 3200 Microsoft Points on arcade games, receive 800 Microsoft Points in return. 

While the rewards do appear to be very tempting to the fans and big spenders of the Xbox Live Marketplace, I would love to hear what the current user base thinks of this program.

Source: Major Nelson