Microsoft might soon let you cash in achievements for credit

Microsoft could follow in Sony's footsteps and allow gamers to cash in achievements for Xbox Store credit.

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Ever since Microsoft started Xbox LIVE Rewards years ago I always wanted one thing: to convert my hard-earned achievements into something tangible that directly fueled my gaming library. Sure Xbox LIVE Rewards on its own let you complete objectives to earn MS Points, but there wasn't a direct way to cash in your achievements. That might change in the near future.

Microsoft might soon let you cash in achievements for credit |

Sony recently implemented a feature that allows gamers to trade in their trophies earned on PlayStation Network towards PS Store credit. The measure is a great way to further engagement and keep players active and "sticky" in the subscription network. Frankly I'm surprised Microsoft didn't get to this first--they're the ones that typically find unique ways to engage millions of players with creative additions.

But Microsoft might actually emulate Sony's trophy cash-in program after all. In a recent Tweet, Xbox executive Phil Spencer indicated that he'd like to give the program a try: "Sounds like a cool feature, I'm going to give it a try. Competition is a good thing, keeps us all working hard," Xbox exec Phil Spencer said on Twitter.

Speaking of engagement, Microsoft recently implemented Xbox Quests, a kind of lottery that gives players goals to complete for the chance at earning prizes.

On a side note...anyone remember those nifty Awards on Xbox 360?

I liked those.

Playing Halo and earning a Master Chief suit for my avatar was a great little feature, and I think Microsoft should implement these once again (but maybe they already do...admittedly I haven't fired up my Xbox One in months).


Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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