Microsoft paying YouTubers for positive Xbox One coverage
Video creators on YouTube are being paid for posting Xbox One videos that do not feature the console in a negative light, but they must not mention the promotion.
Microsoft recently launched a promotion that offered Machinima video partners payment for publishing videos featuring the Xbox One.
Reported by Ars Technica, participants were required to post a video that included a minimum of 30 seconds of footage from an Xbox One game, mentioned the Xbox One name, and were tagged "XB1M13" to be eligible for payment.
According to a leaked copy of the full legal agreement, video creators were not permitted to say "anything negative or disparaging about Machinima, Xbox One, or any of its games". Participants were also prohibited from mentioning the promotional agreement to be eligible for payment.
Payment was allegedly limited to the first 1.25 million video views in the promotion, which reportedly concluded on January 16.
A Microsoft representative was not immediately available to comment.
Microsoft recently announced that the Xbox One has sold over 3 million units worldwide. The console launched on November 22 in North America, the UK, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and New Zealand.
Fortnite Week 8: Search Jigsaw Pieces Under Bridges And Caves All Locations (Season 8 Challenge) Last Of Us: Part 2 Hits Development Milestone - GS News Update Pokemon Go Adds New Shiny Pokemon For A Limited Time - GS News Update Avengers: Endgame - Awesome TV Spot Fortnite: Week 8 Secret Hidden Banner Location Guide (Season 8 Discovery Challenge) PS5 Price Will Be "Appealing" - GS News Update Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Ep 14 Finale "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2" Breakdown & References! World War Z: Massive Zombie Horde How Powerful Is Thanos Without The Infinity Gauntlet? | Avengers: Endgame Destiny 2: Where Is Xur? Exotic Vendor Location Guide (April 19 - 23) Mortal Kombat Vs DC, MK9, and MKX | Revisiting The Mortal Kombat Series Dirty Arty's Childhood - Dirty Arty Chapter 22
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email email@example.com