Microsoft Explores Xbox Live Rewards Program

Microsoft appears to be launching a pilot rewards program for Xbox Live, according to emails sent out to a number of subscribers over the past day.

The email, sent to a number of our readers and forwarded to Kotaku, says that the sign-up period for the program closes on Oct. 21.

But it's unclear what exactly the program will entail. It could be anything from rewarding frequent gamers with Microsoft points to discounts for frequent point buyers.

Here's what that email says:

"This is an exclusive pilot rewards program. That means that the people who get in get stuff. Cool stuff. You want cool stuff, right? Sure you do, we all want stuff. Especially cool stuff. Well, you've only got until October 21, 2009 to let us know you want cool stuff, because after that, the doors close and someone else gets the cool stuff.

So, you click the button below and register to let us know you want in and pretty soon we'll let you know if you got in or not - and not everyone will (that's why it's called exclusive).

This offer is for a select few - you can't send it to anyone else (why would you send something this awesome to someone else, are you nuts?). If you make the cut, you can pass or opt-out whenever you want.

But then you'll never know how it ended."

What do you think? What's a good rewards program for online gamers? Whatever it is, Sony should definitely be exploring the idea as well for their download-only PSPgo.