The Xbox live Gamerscore and Playstation Trophy systems have been the way to compare your gamer resume with friends and foes alike, But as we all know they don’t always reflect a players skill in certain games, it doesn’t take into account hours spent playing any one game. Microsoft has plans to change that.
While Speaking with Windows Central, Xbox Corporate Vice President Mike Ybarra confirmed they are working on something that “something that fundamentally changes” its achievement system.
“We are working towards a bigger, more meaningful change about somebody’s gaming accomplishments in history, as a gamer on Xbox,” — Mike Ybarra
“Whether it’s somebody who only plays multiplayer in Halo 5 at a professional level, maybe they only have 2,000 Gamerscore, you want to be able to celebrate that person. You want people to be in the know. This person doesn’t play a lot of games, but they’re world top ten at Halo 5.” Ybarra said.
“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,”
I think the changes they are making to the achievement system are really cool and I would like to see something similar come to the Playstation 4 also.
The Xbox One will be seeing a lot of enhancements this year with the Xbox One X coming later in the year and the Xbox One dashboard update that brings many changes to the console and home screen by focusing on “speed, customization, and expression.” also coming later this year.