'Good Social Behaviour' on Xbox Live Could Earn You Xbox One Rewards
Written Wednesday, March 19, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Xbox Live players who display "good social behaviour" through their online interactions could be acknowledged for their niceness with rewards on Xbox One, Microsoft has revealed. Players with bad reputations will still be penalised, of course.
Microsoft is hoping that implementing such a scheme in a future update will "actively encourage [players] to be better". Frank Savage, Partner and Development Lead for the platform holder revealed the initiative during a talk at GDC 2014. He stated that an alogorithm on Xbox Live could recognise a player reputation that is "soaring because you're this amazing player that everyone wants to be with," and grant unspecified rewards.
Apparently, it would be MIcrosoft's way of saying "thanks for being such a good member of the community, here's a reward," Savage noted, before confirming that the concept is still in the "brainstorming" stages. At present, bad players are weeded out as those who are frequently blocked, muted or given negative feedback by other players. Their bad reputation is reflected through the gauge icon on their gamercard and they're subsequently pooled with other bad players in online games.
With Savage revealing that Microsoft receives somewhere in the region of 425,000 feedback submits per week via Xbox Live, it'll be nice to see good players getting their just rewards for simply being good. Being nice is its own reward though, right? Remember: it's nice to be nice.