Confirmed: Games With Xbox 360 and Xbox One Releases = Two Achievement Lists
Written Monday, August 05, 2013 By Alan PettitView author's profile
One of the first questions many of us had in this community with the announcement of cross-generational releases (aka the same game being released on both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One) was "will we be able to earn achievements from both versions?"
In IGN's "Ask Microsoft Anything About Xbox One" today this has been confirmed to be the case. Speaking with Marc Whitten, Xbox One's Chief Platform Architect, IGN asked specifically "Can you earn two sets of Achievements for the same game (i.e. Playing Call of Duty Ghosts on Xbox 360 and on Xbox One)?"
"WHITTEN: Every game has its own set of achievements, so if you’re playing Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox 360 and on Xbox One, you can earn a separate set of Gamerscore in each game. But on the Xbox One version, you’re getting a much richer set of features, such as seeing your achievements progress on the Xbox One console, being able to unlock new achievements throughout the year, and earning real prizes inside and outside of the game. Xbox One also enables a new concept of challenges, where games will be offering special time-based opportunities to earn various goals and collect the rewards. More info on challenges can be found on Major Nelson's blog here."
So there you have it. One list as we're used to it for 360 owners and one special cloudy changy list for One owners. "Stacking" games for extra Gamerscore is not really a new thing, though I have a feeling it will be a bit more common in a few months. I've been running this thread for years to keep all the different versions of games that are available multiple times in one place (due to cut content, publisher changes from one region to the next, platform differences, etc), though the hobby has never been cheap. It will become much more accessible with these stacks however, as you will not need to import the games or an entire extra console to play them.
Will you pony up and buy the same game twice to earn double the Gamerscore? Are you even keeping your 360 once the One releases? Sound off below.