Xbox Live Rewards members can earn items and Microsoft Points by playing and purchasing Arcade games.
Microsoft’s ‘Play to Earn’ reward scheme launches on 1st April, and gives users the chance to earn Avatar items and up to 800 Microsoft Points throughout the course of the month.
Playing any combination of Arcade games for 20 hours during April will bag members a free avatar item, while purchasing four Arcade games at 400 Microsoft Points unlocks a one-month XBLA Gold subscription.
Meanwhile, users who spend 3200 Microsoft Points on Arcade games will earn 800 Microsoft Points in return.
Upcoming releases include BattleBlock Theater, Double Dragon 2, Motocross Madness, Sacred Citadel, God Mode and Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine.
Microsoft launched the Xbox Live Rewards scheme last year.
Members can earn monthly rebates on XBLA purchases, as well as free gifts based on their Gamerscore.
Xbox Live Gold members can activate the scheme by visiting the rewards section in the Marketplace.