Published on July 25th, 2013 | by Kyle Spencer, Editor
Microsoft to Moderate Post-Launch Achievements for Xbox One
Microsoft has confirmed that a developer’s ability to add additional achievements to an Xbox One game post launch will be heavily moderated by Microsoft through its various new policies.
“[We’re] super-sensitive to people who are worried about wanting to get all of the Gamerscore,” said Chad Gibson, Xbox Live principal program manager. ”We still have policies for developers to make sure that things don’t get out of control. Like, we do not want a game offering 10,000 Gamerscore every day. We still have policies, so that user experiences are rational – users have an opportunity to complete everything without feeling constantly overwhelmed.”
Gibson said Microsoft does not want gamers to become overwhelmed with the amount of achievements developers add to their games post launch. The company believes moderation will keep games fresh and reduce the stress put on gamers who are after certain achievements.
“Especially if a game’s been on the market for a while, and they have the opportunity to add all these new Achievements – if you start playing a game a year after it ships, there’s probably 2000 Gamerscore to get for that game or more,” Gibson said. “And so, for the completionists, they’re going to have more work to do.”
Source: OXM UK