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Xbox Live users with good rep could be rewarded with gifts, Microsoft suggests

Thursday, 20th March 2014 11:08 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox Live’s reputation system could dish out free gifts to users with a track-record of good behaviour under their belt.

It follows confirmation that the new Xbox One rep system will bracket players based on their past discrepancies.

During a GDC session; Microsoft partner and development lead Frank Savage revealed that the company has been thinking about new ways to reduce toxicity on Live. One method could be free gifts that may cause players to think differently about they act towards others, and he said it might “actively encourage them to be better.”

Savage added that if a player’s good reputation precedes them, Microsoft’s rep algorithm may bestow saintly them with unspecified freebies. “Thanks for being such a good member of the community, here’s a reward,” he said, and added that the concept is still at brainstorming stage within Microsoft.

It’s unclear exactly how this system will identify players worthy of free gifts, but we’ll have more as it comes. What do you make of this one?

Via Polygon.

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3 Comments

  1. KMJ_84

    Hmmm. What about those sore losers who leave negative rep on a ‘well-behaved’ player for no other reason than that they’re better at a certain game than them?

    #1 5 months ago
  2. Panthro

    I will believe it when I see it.

    At most they will probably give away a free avatar or theme…

    Worthless garbage in my opinion.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. Typical Timing

    This doesn’t make any sense, the rep system is flawed and nobody is even going to go through the effort on the Xbox One because of the design of the interface.

    In most games (without a built in shortcut) it takes way too long to even get to the window where you can leave feedback, it’s not worth the hassle.

    #3 5 months ago

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