Microsoft could copy Sony, let gamers buy games with Gamerscore

Brad Stephenson

Powerstar Golf on Xbox One

Sony announced earlier today that PlayStation 4 (PS4) players would be able to link their PlayStation Network and Sony Rewards accounts and begin earning points in the latter program by unlocking trophies in the former. Trophies are unlocked when certain requirements are met when playing a PS4 game. This change essentially allows gamers to earn points (which can be redeemed for gift certificates) by playing video games.

An Xbox One gamer on Twitter decided to ask Microsoft’s Phil Spencer about such a program working on the Xbox One and instead of being met with evasive marketing talk, was actually told that this could be something that could happen. “Sounds like a cool feature, I’m going to give it a try,” Spencer replied. “Competition is a good thing, keeps us all working hard.”

Xbox One owners can currently earn points from buying video games with the Microsoft Rewards program but there is currently no way to do so by playing games or unlocking Xbox Achievements (the Xbox equivalent of PlayStation 4’s trophies). Would you like to earn points by playing Xbox One video games? Let us know in the comments below.