Xbox Achievements are getting "fundamental changes" soon

Xbox Achievements are getting

The feature introduced on Xbox 360 has remained mostly the same for the last decade with some little tweaks here and there but Microsoft is working on some "fundamental changes" so that all gamers can have something to be proud of, not just achievement hunters. Compared to the pre-existing [email protected] program, developers joining the new initiative will be able to integrate Xbox Live into their game (with some exceptions such as Achievements or Internet multiplayer) and publish to Xbox One and Windows 10 without the need for concept approval. Or maybe even higher, if you were skilled enough.

Corporate vice president of the Xbox and Windows gaming platforms Mike Ybarra didnt reveal too many details other than saying that they are working on something that “fundamentally changes the concept” of the Xbox Achievement system. But now they could be changed from how we've gotten to know them.

While Ybarra explained that the specifics of how Achievements will be altered can't be discussed right now, "we're going to go big in the area of letting people show off and represent their gaming history and the type of gamer that they are, far more than we do with Gamerscore". This person doesn't play a lot of games, but they're world top ten at Halo 5.

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As it is, your Gamerscore doesn't discriminate between your favorite games and anything else you've played. "You want people to be in the know". Ybarra noted that the company is thinking about altering the system to focus more on a player's gaming history and their favorite titles.

For those interested in getting their own game up through the Creators Program, a retail Xbox One can replace a professional dev kit via a free Dev Mode Activation app. At this point, we're at a "wait and see" stance, though we could see something as soon as next year, depending on when Microsoft gets everything done.

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