Microsoft Starts Xbox LIVE Pilot Program

Microsoft has officially kicked off its Xbox LIVE Rewards program, which we reported last month.

"We are always exploring ways to provide the most value for our members and are currently testing a pilot rewards program with a select base of our Xbox LIVE community in the US," a spokesman told Kotaku previously. "We have no further details to share at this time."

Microsoft has released more details about the pilot program, which is currently underway:

For the next six months, the Rewards Squad will hook you up with Microsoft Points just for doing the stuff Xbox LIVE members do all the time. You'll score points not only for renewing your Gold subscriptions; you'll get a reward on what you spend on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The best part is, the more you spend, the more you get, and for each month you stay on Gold, the higher your monthly reward up to 5% of your Marketplace spend.

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