Microsoft looking to implement 'the Xbox Live version of Hell' on Xbox One - weeding out ill-behaved players using Reputation system

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 4, 2013 at 12:19 p.m. PDT
Microsoft looking to implement 'the Xbox Live version of Hell' on Xbox One - weeding out ill-behaved players using Reputation system If you're one of the numerous online warriors who reads this site or just have a bit of experience gaming online, then chances are you've run into the occasional jerk. Someone who jumps on the mic solely for the sake of talking trash, sends you hate mail or rage quits when you've caught them in an Ultra to finish the game and are about to swipe 100 of their player points.


Microsoft is looking for a way to deal with such people by implementing a system for the Xbox One in which ill-behaved online players will be identified and separated from those who are much more sportsmanlike. Using a new Reputation system will allow for tracking of such behavior and the eventual weeding out of problematic players.

Below is a bit of what Microsoft senior product manager Mike Lavin had to say on the matter.

What we're looking at doing is creating a very robust system around reputation and match-making. Ultimately if there's a few percent of our population that are causing the rest of the population to have a miserable time, we should be able to identify those folks.

Hit the jump to read on.

Lavin stated that Microsoft may end up pitting these disruptive Xbox Live players in games together and jokingly referred to it as "the Xbox Live version of Hell". He goes on to say that gamers who engage in blatant misbehavior are subject to having their Reputation score reduced swiftly.

If we see consistently that people, for instance, don't like playing with you, that you're consistently blocked, that you're the subject of enforcement actions because you're sending naked pictures of yourself to people that don't want naked pictures of you. Blatant things like that have the ability to quickly reduce your Reputation score.

Source: Shack News.

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