Microsoft Wants to Reward “Good Behavior” and Social Interaction on Xbox Live, Encourage Players “To Be Better”

on March 20, 2014 7:36 AM

Xbox Live’s “Reputation” System has been well-known for its ability to recognize poor sportsmanship and ill behavior online, but Microsoft may have more plans in store to reward those who show good behavior and conduct online.

Speaking to ID@Xbox developers at this week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft is currently brainstorming ideas for a “reward system” to take place that would allow Xbox Live to recognize and appraise players with good conduct and behavior on Xbox Live, rather than just solely ruling out those that act poorly. Microsoft Development Lead Frank Savage spoke at GDC for this, mentioning that the idea would be, “Thanks for being such a good member of the community, here’s a reward.”

While Savage mentioned that no concrete plans were in place yet for where (or how) the system would work/be implemented, the idea is currently being examined and worked on in figuring out how it can coexist with Xbox Live’s current “Reputation” system – stay tuned for more details.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.