Microsoft ponders 'bigger, more bolder changes' to Xbox Achievements

Microsoft ponders 'bigger, more bolder changes' to Xbox Achievements

While the Gamerscore just added up Xbox Achievements points to arrive at a nebulous number, the Microsoft executive noted that this approach does not do much to highlight a player's skill with a particular game.

"The Creators Program was established to enable developers to directly publish their games - any of their games - to Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, with a simplified certification process and no concept approval required". But now, Microsoft appears to be rethinking Xbox achievements, according to a recent podcast with Windows Central. These changes help the development team by providing more in-depth, critical testing data, which they use to then update and refine features based on fan feedback, ensuring optimal user experiences when system updates reach general availability.

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The idea is certainly interesting, and it's about time someone looked at how achievements can better fit into today's games. But now they could be changed from how we've gotten to know them.

The other two levels are Delta and Beta.

The Xbox One X is slated for a global release on November 7. They're in our backlog of things that we want to get done, but there's actually bigger, more bolder changes that we have in mind.

Microsoft also notes that users in higher tiers will continue to have access to lower rings.

Any Creators Program game published on the Windows 10 Store will be listed in the Games category, it's that simple.

Stick with the program for a month and ascend to Xbox Insider Level 2 or higher, and you'll gain access to Delta group. To find these titles, you'll have to click on the "Creators Collection" tab in the Games section of the Xbox One Store (or simply in the Games section of the Windows Store). The old navigating menus or home screen are a pain to move through and access whatever you want.

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