Microsoft has talked about its player reputation system for the upcoming Xbox One game console in the past. Today, a new article offers some some more information on how this system will actually work to reward good and civil players while also punishing bad ones.
The Official Xbox Magazine website talked with Microsoft Senior Product Manager Mike Lavin, who said that the reputation system will go after players who cause problems in online games and engage in poor player behavior overall. Lavin said, "Ultimately if there's a few per cent of our population that are causing the rest of the population to have a miserable time, we should be able to identify those folks."
Basically, if you are an Xbox One player and are consistently reported on for poor sportsmanship, you will find yourself playing in online matches with similar folks. Conversely, people who play by the rules and even take a helpful part in community programs will see their reputation score go higher while playing on the Xbox One.
There are still some details that Microsoft is working on for the reputation system, including how such a score is displayed on the Xbox One dashboard. Lavin says, "There's actually different schools of thought on do we use stars, do we use numbers, do we use other symbols."
And what if someone or a group of someones tries to deliberately ruin the online reputation of an Xbox One player with false reports? Levin says that can't happen because the system is designed to take into account these reports over a long period of time. He added, "Let's just be clear, there is no way at all that a conglomerate of people can conspire to sink your Reputation on the system."
Source: OXM | Image via Microsoft