Last night on 1 vs. 100, it sounds like host Chris Cashman let slip that this coming week the game show's beta is over, and players can finally take home Microsoft points.
The accidental leak came after The One, as many have been wont to do during the beta, either ignored or didn't remember the caution that choosing the money over the Mob results in a big fat zilch toward your MS points balance. Cash prizes are not being awarded in Beta. So Cashman jumped on the mike at a break to tsk-tsk about that, and overshared a little.
According to Xboxic, which was playing when it happened, Cashman reminded the players that "prizes cannot be be won until next week!
Having realised what he just said, the host mumbled his words and continued to speak at a faster pace - then announced again for us to watch out next week when a huge announcement is coming for 1 vs 100, before continuing to babble on about his lack of an original gamertag to move away from the subject!
I've emailed a Microsoft rep to see if they want to take a swing at this. At minimum, I'd expect some sort of announcement soon on a full 1 vs. 100 release.
Update: Reader LuppyLuptonium says he was in the same game and disputes Xboxic's account. Here's his take:
I was playing from the crowd. He didn't say that there would be no prizes til next week. He said tune in for a big announcement next week. Whoever sent that tip is mistaken ... I just walked over to my girlfriend in the other room who was playing with me and she said she didn't hear that either.
In fact later he addressed the people getting skyrocketing scores, citing it is a bug and needs to be fixed before they can start giving gamer points away.
So there you have it - I guess we can say "look for a big announcement." But whether it's the full release of 1 vs. 100 is in dispute.