Rewards for good social behaviour? Sign me up!
At this year’s GDC, Microsoft’s partner and development lead Frank Savage was present to talk to the ID@Xbox developers, and while giving this talk, he talked about a new reward system Microsoft has been working on that would, rather than penalising players who have a low Xbox Live rating, reward players that have a good one.
If your reputation on Xbox Live is “soaring because you’re this amazing player that everyone wants to be with,” the rewards system will automatically and randomly give you rewards. “[It’s Microsoft’s way of saying] thanks for being such a good member of the community, here’s a reward.” So it’s like treats.
Savage later told Polygon that Microsoft have not really decided what these rewards will be specifically, but said that this stage of the rewards programme was still in its “brainstorming” stages.
Watch this space for more news, we’ll keep updating as more info comes our way.