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Xbox One Free Additional Post-release Achievements Will Be Moderated by Microsoft

Posted on July 25, 2013 AT 05:04am

Microsoft has confirmed that a developer’s ability to add post-launch Achievements to games on Xbox One will be heavily moderated and controlled by various policies.

Xbox Live principal program manager Chad Gibson told OXM that Microsoft will ensure that developers don’t overwhelm completionists by adding crazy amounts of Gamerscore to titles.

“[We're] super-sensitive to people who are worried about wanting to get all of the Gamerscore,” he said. ”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 went on to explain how regular Achievement additions will be a positive for gamers. ”With a lot of games today, three updates later it’s a nice evolution of that game – it’s a different game that’s been modified and adjusted, based on what people are enjoying and having fun with.

“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. And so, for the completionists, they’re going to have more work to do.”

How do you feel about developers being able to add free Achievements to games post-launch?

Source: OXM

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